“Golfers First” – New Modifications of the Rules of Golf

Screen Shot 2016-01-09 at 17.52.40The 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”.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has accepted the International Golf Federation (IGF) as its newest member

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.

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The Algarve Pro Golf Tour offers EDGA invitations

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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 (t.bennett@edgagolf.com) who will provide more information about the terms of the invitation. EDGA has no involvement with the Tour or its management.


Happy New Year

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After a very successful 2015, EDGA is preparing itself for further growth in the coming year, and we need your help.

You may be aware that EDGA is a not for profit organisation that is run by volunteers. We have a very dedicated team that devotes thousands of hours to help the association reach its objectives. We are now approaching the time where we will need some additional support in the following areas: branding, marketing, social media, film production, fund raising and the delivery of golf awareness programmes. If you have any skills that you think could be of help, are prepared to give some of your time and would like to join our progressive team, or even if you would just like to find out more, then please contact me at t.bennett@edgagolf.com

We wish all our readers a healthy, happy and successful 2016.



The Robert Kalkman Foundation has received the 2015 President’s Award for Golf Development from the PGAs of Europe at the Association’s Gala Awards ceremony at Gloria Hotels & Resorts in Turkey.

The Robert Kalkman Foundation supports children with cancer and/or a physical limitation and encourages them to find a new passion in life by playing golf. Through a series of clinics run across the country each year, both outdoors at golf courses and indoors on simulators, the children are given unforgettable golfing experiences by a team of PGA Professionals and volunteers. More on this story here.

See the interview with Robert here:

Christmas Wishes

Screen Shot 2015-12-21 at 09.18.20All of us at EDGA ,wish you a great Christmas and a healthy, happy and successful New Year. Please see our Christmas greeting to you at https://youtu.be/GlIPNeN1ZwA

It will be great to hear of your news, any ideas that you may have and we hope that you will keep in touch during 2016. You can follow us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanDisabledGolfAssociation.

All the best for relaxing and peaceful holiday season.


The EDGA European Team Championships on Sky Sports 4 Digital

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Today (UK time), a 30 minutes programme on the European Disabled Golf Association’s, European Team Championships, will be aired on Sky Sports 4 Digital.

The programme airs at the following times.

Today, 15th December at 18.00, at 23.00 and again at 24.00hrs.

Tomorrow, 16th December at 08.30 and again at 13.00 hrs.

The show will also be shown by broadcasters in following territories over the coming days, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, South Africa and South Korea. Additionally there are ongoing discussions with France, Spain, Portugal, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Germany.

We would be very grateful to receive your comments about the film and any interest that you may have to be able to see the film in your country.

Enjoy the programme. To see taster of the programme please see www.edgagolf.com

European Individual Championship 2016 – Save the Date 18-21 June 2016

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The European Individual Championship is headed to the Czech Republic for the first time, with the Barbora Golf Resort close to the town of Teplice chosen to host EDGAs premier event of 2016. The date will be from the 18th – 21st of June 2016.

EDGA President Tony Bennett, visited the area and course earlier in the year to meet with representatives of The Czech Golf Federation, Czech Disabled Golf Association and officials from the club, said, “the passion shown by Barbora Golf Resort to host the European Individual Championship is very clear, all at the club are committed to making this event a great experience for all the players”.

For more on this story please click here.

A further announcement which will include, the entry criteria, how to enter, along with confirmation of the official hotel and other accommodation options will be made in January.

Draft 2016 calendar now available

Although the 2015 season has just closed at the Pestana Vila Sol Resort, with the playing of the Association of Tourism Algarve  supported EDGA Algarve Open, thoughts are already turning to the 2016 season.

The Draft 2016 Calendar is now available at www.edgagolf.com . At this stage of the year we are pleased with the schedule and expect perhaps two or three more events to join the tour before the end of January.

Details will be published about all the events over the coming weeks, along with details on how to enter.

EDGA European Team Championships beamed around the world

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The EDGA European Team Championships from the Parador de Malaga are being beamed around the world, in The European Tours weekly TV programme. A 3.5 minutes taster has been included in this weeks edition of, “European Tour Weekly”, which reaches millions of households around the globe.

For more broadcast details click here