Posted by: scoringzone at 06:08, February 26 2015.
It is with great pleasure that EDGA announces the 2015 Czech Disabled Golf Masters, which will be held at the Darvansky Dvur Golf Resort in the Czech Republic. The event which is an approved EDGA Premier Series, will take place from the 14th to 16th June. More details of the event, including packages and entry form can be found in the events section on www.edgagolf.com or by using the following link, http://www.edgagolf.com/en/page43.html
Posted by: scoringzone at 21:14, February 12 2015.
Thirteen EDGA Medical Classifiers were gathered for a two-days intensive session of training and sharing experiences in the Royal Haagsche Golf & Country Club. President Tony Bennett opened the training through a video message, highlighting the importance of the work of the EDGA Classifiers. Developments in the classification of golfers and methods of evaluation were presented and discussed.
A variety of subjects were covered and updated according to practical experience, research and sound judgement. These subjects included Classification, Definitions of Impairments, administration, routing for obtaining an EDGA Pass, the needs for database/master list administration, complex cases and the steps made by the Paralympic Task Force.
Presentations were made by Hedi Anne Birkeland and Birgit Pedersen showing the steps being taken in developing an EDGA Classification Guide, that include, classification personnel, tasks, procedures, code of conduct and educational manual. Herman Ram, CEO of the Dutch Anti-Doping Authority presented particularly useful information on doping in general, and the positioning of golf, in particular.
Fltr: Hans Arendzen (NED), Lucia da Costa (POR), Pieter van Duijn (NED-EC), Carlos Guerreire (POR). Jose Osuna (SPAIN), Birtgit Pedersen (NOR), Jan Esser (SUI), Jan Michálek (CZE), Eija Helminen (FIN), Bruno Leroux (FRA), Markku Varpela (FIN), Karen Aul (AUT) and Mark Smith (SCT). In front Hedi Anne Birkeland (NOR).
Posted by: scoringzone at 09:35, February 4 2015.
Extracted from a recent article on the golfbusinessnews.com website
England Golf has become the representative body on the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) for disabled golf in England.
England Golf is taking over the work previously undertaken by BALASA, the charity which promotes golf for all disabilities. BALASA will continue to run its own events and host EDGA events.
Jamie Blair, England Golf Disability Manager said: “England Golf would like to thank BALASA for the foundations they have put in place and the opportunities they have created for disabled golfers to compete in top European competitions.
“I look forward to working with EDGA and to learning from my colleagues in Europe, not only improving the opportunities for talented golfers but also on getting more disabled people into the game. We will continue to work with BALASA and the other impairment specific golf groups to use their knowledge to ensure that EDGA events become as inclusive as possible”
BALASA chairman Richard Saunders (pictured © Leaderboard Photography) commented: “We have worked extremely hard behind the scenes with England Golf and other impairment groups to reach this significant position.
“We will continue to work on behalf of our members and the disabled fraternity to promote disabled golf, to encourage further participation for all – and to eventually achieve our ultimate aim of seeing golf in the Paralympic Games.”
Posted by: scoringzone at 07:39, February 4 2015.
The EDGA Penina Open in Portugal will start the 2015 season of tournaments for many players. Contested over the World famous championship course of Penina, designed by three times British Open Champion Sir Henry Cotton.
The dates of the 19th and 20th of April 2015 should provide some glorious spring weather and a great opportunity to "tee off" the season in style. Entry forms are now available at www.edgagolf.com
Posted by: scoringzone at 17:10, February 3 2015.
During a visit to the Real Federation of Golf Espana, EDGA President Tony Bennett had the opportunity to meet with Jose Felix Bilbao, the person responsible for golf for the disabled within the RFGE. The EDGA European Team Championsip is scheduled to be held in October of this year at a course in Malaga.
Posted by: John Bird at 22:07, February 2 2015.
Our Secretary Manon and Frederic have had a son named Sebastian, on 29th January. All at EDGA wish them all great happiness and we look forward to seeing them all soon!