EDGA European Champions: Caroline Larsson and Stefan Morkholt
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, May 30 2014.

 

On behalf of European Disabled Golf Association we are happy to announce the European Champions of 2014.

EDGA European Individual Championship Men´s Champion 2014 Gross is Stefan Morkholt from Denmark.
EDGA European Individual Championship Ladies Champion 2014 Gross is Caroline Larsson from Sweden.

Congratulations!



Open French successful EDGA PREMIER
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, May 19 2014.

Mathieu Cauneau remporte l’Open de France

 

Mathieu Cauneau: author of a superb comeback. The Frenchman won the title ahead of Belgian Cedric Lescut. A very encouraging performance before the European individual Championship of the week next to England.

 

AA St. Omer 2014, 18th May, Open de France an EDGA PREMIER series tournament. The first EDGA PREMIER series tournament can be described in one word: PERFECT !

The FFG (Fédération Française de Golf) and the FF HandiGolf (France HandiGolf Association) organised the first EDGA PREMIER series tournament. The weather conditions where just right, not to hot, no rain, practically no wind and competitors from 16 countries!

The host venue was the impressive golf course of Mr and Mrs Durand, AA St. Omer in the North of France. It was a pleasure and a true challenge for all players to play this Championship course, pretty hilly and with lightning fast greens. Also the paragolfers/power golfers and the golfers with leg impairments were able to manage the course.

The FFG managed the entries, the scoring system and the information board while the reception of AA ST. Omer took care of the buggies, paragolfers and tee times for the practice rounds. The hotel ,directly on the golf course, provided the players with breakfast, lunch and dinner served on the terrace with a marvellous view over the golf course.

During the practice round it became clear that all players had to play their best golf to get a good score. After the first round the scores were so close to each other that all players had to fight harder the next day; each and every stroke counted.

Mathieu Cauneau, Cédric Lescut, Manuel de los Santos, Adem Wahbi, Mark Smith and Pierjean Frison, were all in contention and had to play their best until the last  putt. Mathieu Cauneau was the strongest and finished with a solid par on the eighteenth hole to win the France Open 2014.

EDGA congratulates all winners: Mathieu Cauneau, Cédric Lescut, Manuel de los Santos, Tony Lloyd, Miroslav Lidinsky, Serge Sacco, Mehmet Kazan, Axel Perxachs, Michal Hosna, Adem Wahbi and Christian Nachtwey, thanking all other competitors to come to St. Omer!

 

Winning team St. Omer.



Roberto Caja 1938-2014
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, May 9 2014.

Roberto Caja 1938-2014

Roberto Caja, EDGA’s Honorary President died this morning (9th May) after a long sickness at the age of 76. We have lost a true friend and stimulating force for golf for people with impairments and organisor of many outstanding tournaments all over Italy.
 
Roberto was one of the founders of EDGA in 2000 and a pioneer for disabled golf in Italy. He travelled through Europe to stimulate organisations working for golf for the impaired and took the first steps to try and become a paralympic sport.
 
Until recent days Roberto wanted to be informed about developments in EDGA and his mind was always with the volunteers and players in EDGA. For a number of years he had to fight against a serious illness, a battle that ended this morning. 
 
May he rest in peace! 
 
On behalf of EDGA, Pieter van Duijn, vice president.