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July 26, 2004

Golf: Ulstermen begin world championship quest

From: Belfast Telegraph (subscription), UK - Jul 26, 2004

Two golfers from Northern Ireland are currently in Sweden for the World Deaf Championships.

Gary Conway from the Killymoon Club in Cookstown and Robert Boyle from the Royal Down Club in Newcastle form part of a ten strong Ireland team which is taking part in the competition which started yesterday and finishes on Friday.

The prestigious event is taking place at Drottningholms Golf Club in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Irish team are coming up against opposition from Japan, Australia, Sweden, Canada, the United States and South Africa.

The team has undergone a training day with professional player, David O'Sullivan," said Gary's wife Michelle.

"It focused on swing analysis, psychology, wedge play and other aspects of the game and has boosted their confidence," she added.

Organisation for the Irish team's trip to Sweden was in the hands of the Irish Deaf Golf Union, which was founded in 1995. Its chairman is Don Conway, a brother of Gary, while the Union's Secretary is Dungannon native, Niall Fearon.

This year's World Deaf Championships are the fifth and the Irish players were picked through an Order of Merit Selection.

2004 Independent News and Media (NI) a division of Independent News & media (UK) Ltd