In the 8th of our ‘Knowledge’ pieces designed to get you thinking about the events at Special Olympics GB’s Summer Games in Bath, we’re taking a swing at golf.

Put simply, golf is a precision club and ball sport, in which competing players (or golfers) use many types of clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a golf course using the fewest number of strokes. The game is played on golf courses, each of which features a unique design, although courses typically consist of either nine or 18 holes.

Here’s what Golf means to Ireland’s Number 4 and Special Olympian Peter Kavanagh:

“Last year I started playing golf in Ennis Special Olympics golf club. Within 8 months, I have won one gold and silver medal in golf competitions for Ireland, which is just amazing stuff. My dream is to be in the next world game in L.A. playing golf for Ireland. I am 4th best in Ireland now I will get there.”

Make sure you offer your support the 29 great athletes who will be taking part in the competition at Bath Golf Club and learn more about Special Olympics GB at their website.