Golfers

 

 

Stephen Prior

Stephen Prior loved his sports, but when a water-ski accident resulted in him losing his right hand, some sports were just too difficult. Stephen had previously played golf for fun, but he soon realised that the game could be a great vehicle for his competitive instincts.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Stephen Prior.

James Hourigan

This conversation reveals how a near-fatal car accident in Johannesburg resulted in James Hourigan having a word with the man upstairs, and him finding a game which means everything.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with James Hourigan.

Daphne van Houten

This conversation with Daphne van Houten, reveals how she went from being a young girl with a huge scoliosis to EGA European Champion for Women Golfers with disability.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Daphne van Houten.

Geoff Nicholas

The most dominant golfer in Amputee golf for over a decade Geoff Nicholas from Australia, talks with Tony Bennett about how he dealt with Thalidomide, the amputation of his right leg, and bullies, to become a PGA of Australia Tour player and beat Tiger Woods in one round.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Geoff Nicholas.

Shane Luke

Nine times Australian Open winner Shane Luke talks with Tony Bennett about how a diagnosis of bone cancer when just fifteen years of age, changed the course of his life but sharpened his competitive edge.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Shane Luke.

Stewart Harris

Former Welsh Guard Stewart Harris talks with Tony Bennett about a lifetime of experiences wrapped up into just 35 years.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Stewart Harris

Juan Postigo Arce

European Champion Juan Postigo Arce talks with Tony Bennett about how growing up in ‘Seve’ country helped him fall in love with golf.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Juan Postigo Arce

Rich O’Brien

US Golfer Rich O’Brien talks with Tony Bennett about how his life dramatically changed following an accident with a golf cart

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Rich O’Brien

Gareth McNeilly

EDGA golfer Gareth McNeilly talks with Tony Bennett about how his life changed one day when the throttle on his motor bike jammed open.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Northern Ireland golfer Gareth McNeilly.

Johan Kammerstad

EDGA golfer Johan Kammerstad was born without some bones, and a lack of muscles in his right leg

Listen (and watch) to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Swedish golfer Johan Kammerstad

Marcus Malo

EDGA golfer Marcus Malo was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his shoulder when just 16 years of age which resulted in an amputation of his right arm

Listen (and watch) to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Swedish golfer Marcus Malo

Adem Wahbi

EDGA golfer Adem Wahbi was born with spastic diplegia which is a form of cerebral palsy (CP). Read how Adem hasn’t just come to terms with his disability but has developed his golf to such a very high standard that he could one day achieve his golfing dreams of “beating Tiger Woods”.

Joakim Bjorkman

EDGA golfer Joakim Bjorkman talks with Tony Bennett about his life growing up having been diagnosed with achondroplasia which means i’m short stature.

Listen (and watch) to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Swedish golfer Joakim Bjorkman

Richard Hoff

EDGA golfer Richard Hoff talks with Tony Bennett about his life growing up with Attention Deficit Disorder, commonly called ADD

Listen (and watch) to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Swedish golfer Richard Hoff

Jason Hicks Faircloth

Founder of the United States Disabled Golf Association, Jason Hicks Faircloth  talks with Tony Bennett about his life growing up with cerebral palsy 

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Jason Hicks Faircloth

Caroline Larsson

Caroline Larsson talks with Tony Bennett about how her life dramatically changed following the amputation of her right leg above the knee

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Caroline Larsson

Dennis Walters

Dennis talks with Tony Bennett about how his life took a dramatic turn following an accident with a golf buggy which caused him to become a T12-paraplegic

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Dennis Walters

Lucas Vale Marciano de Oliveira

Lucas  talks with Tony Bennett about how his life took a dramatic turn following an unprovoked shooting which caused him to become a paraplegic

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Lucas Vale Marciano de Oliveira

Rasmus Skov Lot

Rasmus Lot talks with Tony Bennett about his life and the challenges of being born without a right forearm

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Rasmus Skov Lot

Mette Wegge Lynggaard

Mette Wegge Lynggaard talks with Tony Bennett about her life and the challenges of coping with cerebral palsy

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Mette Wegge Lynggaard

Timo Kilschen

Timo Kilschen talks with Tony Bennett about his life and the challenges of being born with Brachial Plexus Palsy

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Timo Kilschen

Jes Høgh

EDGA golfer and ex high profile football player Jes Høgh talks with Tony Bennett about his life and the effect of a massive blood clot that had formed on his brain

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Jes Høgh

Marcella Neggers

Marcella Neggers talks with Tony Bennett about her life after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Marcella Neggers

Shlomo Ivgi

Shlomo talks about his life dealing with the challenges brought on by a tragic accident that left him paralysed

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Shlomo Ivgi

Paul Ellison

Paul talks about his life dealing with the challenges brought on by Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Condition.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Paul Ellison

Aimi Bullock

Aimi talks about her life dealing with the challenges brought on by MS.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Aimi Bullock

Monique Kalkman

EDGA golfer Monique Kalkman talks with Tony Bennett about how cancer as a teenager left her in a wheelchair facing huge life challenges.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Monique Kalkman

Mike Rolls

Mike talks about his life dealing with the challenges brought on by a double amputation caused by meningococcal disease during his late teens..

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Mike Rolls

Mathieu Cauneau

Mathieu talks about his life dealing with the challenges brought on by a missing left hand.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Mathieu Cauneau

Aleš Süsser

Aleš talks about his life dealing with the challenges of cerebral palsy.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Aleš Süsser

José Bagnarelli

José talks about his life before and after his motorcycle accident and how he spent most of his working career with radio and TV and how golf has impacted his life.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with José Bagnarelli


Kent Danielsen

Kent talks about the challenges he faces as a young golfer with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome. 

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Kent Danielsen

 

Brendan Lawlor

Brendan talks about the challenges he faces as a young golfer with a rare condition called Ellis–van Creveld syndrome. 

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Brendan Lawlor

George Groves

George talks about the challenges he faces as a young golfer with Els Palsy.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with George Groves

Ashley Harris

Ashley talks about the challenges he faces as a young golfer with rheumatoid arthritis. 

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Ashley Harris

 

 

 

Warren Clark

Warren talks about the challenges he faces as a young golfer with autism and learning disabilities. Remarkably through his own charity, Warren has introduced a staggering 5000 people to golf. He’s also a qualified S.N.A.G (Starting New at Golf) coach and an ambassador for the Arctic One Foundation and the Golf Foundation and HSBC Golf Roots

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Warren Clark

 

Pierjean Frison

Pierjean talks about his early military career as a fighter pilot leading up to his current work as an anchor with French TV station France-3.  In his interview, Pierjean also talks about the accident that impacted his life and his passion for golf.  

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Pierjean Frison

 

Mike Gays

Mike explains how he had got involved in many sports and found that Golf was right for him. He talks about losing count of the number of surgeries that he has had and that his mantra is simply “that you just have to get through things”.

Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Mike Gays

Mike Jones

From a traumatic accident that could have killed him to walking again and winning golf tournaments, Mike Jones’s story is intrinsically linked with the sport he loves.

“Golf saved my life”, is not a line you hear every day. Listen to EDGA’s Tony Bennett chatting with Mike Jones

Sebas Lorente

In this interview, golfer Sebas Lorente tells us how he transitioned to play golf again after his accident. One of the most popular players on the EDGA tour, Sebas reveals that his motivation was to play golf with his son and tells us that the community he had at the golf club where he was a member, really helped him to re-socialise. His advice for those who do not play is to give the game a try.

 

Charles-Henri Quélin

In this interview, Charles Henri Quélin tells us how he started to play, some of his highlights playing golf at a high level, how he enjoys playing in tournaments for golfers with disability and shares his advice for people with impairment wishing to start playing golf.

Cedric Lescut

In this interview with EDGA’s Tony Bennett, Cedric tells us how he came back to golf after losing his right leg in a motor cycle accident. He reveals the changes that he made, especially mentally, how he gives clinics to kids and helps them to get their life in perspective and shares his passion for all people to start playing golf regardless of their disability.

Pierre Dumas

In this interview for EDGAGOLF.com, Pierre tells us how he started playing golf, the emotional experience of playing with the French team and how he became so enthusiastic about golf that he eventually decided to write a book.