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.
Early in the 2015 season, we committed to developing an online tournament entry system to simplify the process for both player and organisers. We are delighted to announce that the first version of this form is now fully operational and currently being used for The EDGA Algarve Open.
A statement from the International Golf Federation reads well for EDGA, as it recognises the work being done by the association.
“The International Golf Federation has been fully informed of the progressive steps that the European Disabled Golf Association have been taking. We are very impressed with the work that is being done to engage the recognised National Governing Bodies and to broaden the opportunities for golfers with disability. The IGF has been consulted on the development of EDGAs strategy, and are comfortable with the actions being taken to bring all bodies representing golf for the disabled together, and know that over time this will benefit the whole of the game”.
EDGA is now committed to the development of a directory of associations/bodies working with and for golfers with disability.
If you are aware of any credible organisation that is working in this area, please enter the information using the comment link above.
All that we need is the name of the association, a contact person, telephone number, email address, website URL and a single paragraph on how the association is helping to raise awareness of golf for the disabled.
The focus will be on Brussels when four EDGA players take part in a demonstration of golf on the 9th September, in the European Sport Village, during the European Week of Sport.
We are very pleased to announce that The Czech Golf Federation has joined EDGA. Miroslav Lidinsky and Jana Brabnikova have been working away behind the scenes…. (read more)
EDGA has been contacted by a player who has lost a significant part of his right hand. He is a former golfer and now wishes to play again. Any advice on possible prosthesis would really be useful and we can help another person get back into golf. (read more)