In a statement from the World Amateur Golf Ranking, EDGA has received some positive news.
“In January 2014 The European Disabled Golf Association approached The World Amateur Golf Ranking, with a request to help develop a system that eventually could be rolled out as a World Disabled Golf Ranking. We have been very pleased to advise and work with EDGA through each step and are very happy with the progress made in such a short time. We are continuing to work with EDGA as they take the next step to accept scores from non-EDGA events and eventually from WAGR approved events from qualifying players”. (WAGR 23.09.2015)
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It is our pleasure to add Jesper Hviid and Per Sjöberg to the EDGA Recommendation Panel. Jesper from Denmark and Per from Sweden, both of whom work with their respective Federations will help support the Medical Committee as they continue to develop and broaden the Definitions of Impairment.
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The PGA of Holland are promoting an International Training for PGA Golf Professionals and Medical Specialists, to deliver training to golfers with disability.
The two days course will be held on the 7th and 8th of November, in Amsterdam, where Dr. Wim van Lier and PGA professional Elliot van der Veeke will lead the training. The practical based course will combine knowledge about biomechanics, methodology, and didactics in a practical way so it fits individuals with impairment.
More details on the training can be found at: http://www.edgagolf.com/downloads/International_Disabled_Training_2015_v050915.pdf
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The Algarve region of Portugal is now the ‘Official Golf Destination of EDGA‘ thanks to the work and support of the Association of Algarve Tourism (ATA).
The agreement builds on the already strong relationship, that was established following the inaugural Algarve Open for Golfers with Disability in 2014. Since then ATA has been supportive in helping with the 2015 season opener and will be the headline sponsor of the final event of the EDGA tournament series, taking place on November 19/20 at the Pestana Vila Sol resort
EDGA received some very welcome publicity from one of Golf’s most respected news agencies, Golf Business News. The full page article, written by our media partner Ben Evans has now been distributed across the web to thousands recipients within the European golf industry. See the full article
During the week commencing 31st August 2015, EDGA received confirmation that our Trademark has been approved by the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market.
We now join organisations such as the European Golf Association, The European Tour, European Golf Course Owners Association and many other National Governing bodies in Golf. Vice President of EDGA Pieter van Duijn has been instrumental in driving the application through and has been continually updating the Executive Committee on its progress.