The Philippines will host the 17th edition of the World University Golf Championship, from 16th May to 19th May 2018 to be held in Lubao, Pampanga.
In 2015, the Philippines was awarded as the host for the 17th World University Golf Championships, a competition held every two years sponsored by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The 17th WUC-Golf is organized by the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP) as recognized by FISU and CHED.
Turn over ceremony to FESSAP Delegate Annie Rodas and Cecille Sarmiento by FISU officials during the 16th WUC-Golf in Brive France last June 2016.
The History of Golf in FISU
Often considered as an elite sport, golf has lately drawn many university athletes. During a visit in Sardinia in 1984, former FISU president Dr Nebiolo submitted the idea of including this sport in the competitions organised by our federation. Two years later in October 1986, the first World University Golf Championship was held in Cagliari, Sardinia. The event was staged by the Is Molas Golf Club, also known for the organisation of the Italian Open in 1976. This very selective course enabled FISU and mostly the public to form a first impression about the level of participants, some of whom had already had impressive records. The line-up was already of a very high level at the time; there were such figures as the first university world champion, Ko Cockerill, from the USA, who was also the first US female champion in 1986, and Marco Durante from Italy, who was the winner of the Orange Bowl in 1979. Like the orienteering event, the golf event always takes place on magnificent sites. The prestigious settings of La Grande Motte in France, Palma de Mallorca and San Lorenzo in Spain, and Lausanne in Switzerland hosted the previous editions. The following World University Golf Championship, which was played in San Lameer golf club in South Africa, was also remarkable. On the course, both beautiful and complicated, a few players managed to complete the rounds in less than 70 strokes (on a 72 par), with Taipei’s Wei Yun-Jie scoring 68, and America’s Jones and South Africa’s Albert finishing with 69. We may conclude that the World University Golf Championship maintains its status as a favorite, not only among the world’s amateur golf tournaments, but also and especially, among FISU competitions. In 2010, the championship was hosted by the Spanish University Sport Federation (CEDU) on the course of Antequera (Malaga) and had a real success, breaking the participation record for a World University Golf Championship with 135 golfers . The participation record was again broken with the 15th edition hel in Liberec (CZE): 146 golfers!
2016 – 16th WUC Golf – Brive-La-Gaillarde (FRA)
2015 – 28th Summer Universiade – Gwangju (KOR) – Golf Optional Sport
2014 – 15th WUC Golf – Crans-Montana (SUI)
2012 – 14th WUC Golf – Liberec (CZE)
2011 – 26th Summer Universiade – Shenzhen (CHN) – Golf Optional Sport
2010 – 13th WUC Golf – Malaga (ESP)
2008 – 12th WUC Golf – Sun City (RSA)
2007 – 24th Summer Universiade – Bangkok (THA) – Golf Optional Sport
2006 – 11th WUC Golf – Torino (ITA)
2004 – 10th WUC Golf – Nakon Ratchasima (THA)
2002 – 9th WUC Golf – Tao Yuan (TPE)
2000 – 8th WUC Golf – Coleraine (GBR)
1998 – 7th WUC Golf – San Lameer (RSA)
1996 – 6th WUC Golf – Lausanne (SUI)
1994 – 5th WUC Golf – San Lorenzo del Escorial (ESP)
1992 – 4th WUC Golf – Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
1990 – 3rd WUC Golf – Montpellier la Grande Motte (FRA)
1988 – 2nd WUC Golf – Cagliari (ITA)
1986 – 1st WUC Golf – Cagliari (ITA)