The first event of the 2016 EDGA season is at the Penina Championship course, in the Algarve region of Portugal. We are in the final negotiations with the hotel for package prices, and we expect to be able to publish these in the next week or so.
Official practice for the event is on the 15th April, and the tournament will take place on the 16th and 17th April. Last year the players were full of praise for the course that enjoyed brilliant sunshine and offered a very good test of golf, on a course that has hosted multiple Portuguese Opens on the European Tour. Click here to see a short video of the 2015 event.
Anyone who wishes to send in a pre-entry in for the event may do so by contacting our General Secretary Manon Eggermont, who will make a note of your interest. You can reach Manon at email@example.com
The updated “Modification of the Rules of Golf” for Golfers with Disabilities is now available at this link.
There are several changes to be aware of within the booklet. Also please note that more frequently the Golfer is mentioned before the disability, which is good to see as the EDGA strap line clearly states “Golfers First”.
By Dan Palmer (www.insidethegames.biz)
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has accepted the International Golf Federation (IGF) as its newest member – increasing the possibility of the sport one day being added to the Games’ programme.
As a result of the agreement, the IPC has pledged to extend its support for Para-golf and to help develop the sport over the coming years.
The European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) signed up former number one player Lee Westwood as an ambassador in July to help with efforts to promote the game.
“I am looking forward to helping EDGA achieve their objectives of encouraging more people with disability to play golf and ultimately to help golf become a Paralympic sport,” said Westwood.
For more on this story click here.
The ALGARVE PRO GOLF TOUR (APGT) have offered EDGA two complimentary entries for each tournament on the 2016 tour. EDGA is keen to encourage golfers of all abilities. By competing with professionals and aspiring amateurs, the players towards the top of the gross Ranking will have the opportunity to test themselves. For more on this story.
The February swing takes in the Palmares and Boavista courses at the west side of the Algarve, while the March swing moves along the coast to the east and visits Quinta da Cima and Castro Marim. For the full schedule click here.
As this is a professional tour, the level of play is high, only those players with a proven performance record and a low single figure handicap will be able to take advantage of these invitations. See previous event scores here.
Anyone who wishes to take part should in the first instance contact Tony Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will provide more information about the terms of the invitation. EDGA has no involvement with the Tour or its management.