Jørgen Tandberg passed away January 26th 2016
Posted by: scoringzone at 06:14, January 30 2016.

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jørgen Sandberg form Norway. Trond Sandberg, (father) informed us that Jørgen's 20 years of fighting with brain cancer ended with lost match. 


The Algarve Pro Golf Tour offers EDGA invitations
Posted by: scoringzone at 08:15, January 10 2016.

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 our gross Ranking will have the opportunity to test themselves. 

The 2015/16 APGT has grown to 17 tournaments, arranged in 5 series (swings) of 3 or 4 events between November and March. 

The Tour is popular, players from UK, Portugal, Spain, Germany, France, Finland, Canada, Singapore and Australia have all competed during the last year. The organisers of the Tour have arranged accommodation only packages and a car hire partner, Lagorent.

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. 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. 

For more details of the schedule please visit http://www.algarveprogolftour.com/wp-content/uploads/Calendario-APGT-2015.16-edited.pdf 

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.



"Golfers First" - New Modifications of the Rules of Golf
Posted by: scoringzone at 06:11, January 10 2016.



The updated "Modification of the Rules of Golf" for Golfers with Disabilities is now available on our events page at http://www.edgagolf.com/page15.html 

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
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:20, January 9 2016.

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.

Golf will return to the Olympic programme at Rio 2016 for the first time since the 1904 Games in St Louis and there is a desire for the Para version to also be recognised.

It was among seven sports to apply for Rio inclusion but canoeing and triathlon were eventually selected.

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.

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The IGF is based in Lausanne in Switzerland and is the governing body for golf, with the responsibility to organise international competitions.

It has 143 member Federations from 138 countries, and has agreed to adhere to the IPC Medical Code, Classification Code and Anti-Doping code.

In addition, the IGF will look to update and improve its classification system to make competition as fair as possible.