Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, August 27 2009.
EDGA officers Tineke Loogman and Pieter van Duijn visited Klassis Golf & Country Club near Istanbul, Turkey from August 24-26 to assist Turkish Golf Federation in organizing their first tournament for disabled golfers. This tournament is scheduled for Monday 12th (arrivals)- Friday 16th April 2010 (departures). On Friday 16th April also the EDGA General Assembly will be organised.
The outstanding golf course of the Klassis Golf & Country Club is situated in a hilly agricultural countryside at one hours drive from Istanbul international airport. The 18 hole par 73 championship golf course designed by Tony Jacklin, is built in a wide area of 1700 hectares, being Turkey's first golf club with PGA certificated 18 hole golf course under international standards. The course itself is long, challenging and quite an experience for all categories of play (see pictures); because of the hilly landscape and the distances between some holes, it was decided that all players will have a buggy. The hotel facilities fit all conveniences incl. 2 heated outdoor swimming pools and sports facilities. For more information we refer to the website Klassis Golf & Country Club.
Ismet Aktekin (TGF), Dilek Hamo?lu (Klassis), Pieter van Duijn (EDGA),
Tineke Loogman (EDGA), Ugur Saribasak (Pro.Klassis),
Adnan Salmanle (Head Pro TGF), Ahmet Insel (Klassis).
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, August 21 2009.
Ramón van Wingerden, Senior officer of the Netherlands Golf Federation introduced EDGA to David Park, Charity Executive of European Tour. We had a constructive meeting explaining the mutual aims and objectives and the similarities in our organisations to see in what way we can cooperate in the near future. It was arranged to have a further discussion later on this year.
This meeting is part of EDGA's endeavours to come to terms with governing bodies in the golf environment, the more so as Golf is going to be Olympic and EDGA dedicate ourselves to bring Golf also to the Paralympics. Next month we meet the European Golf Association (EGA).
Ramón van Wingerden, senior-officer Netherlands Golf Federation,
David Park, European Tour, Charity Executive and
Pieter van Duijn, EDGA Secretary/treasurer.
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, August 15 2009.
EDGA, as Governing Body, joins the Working Group for the World Team Championship for Men from 6th- 11th August 2011, Malmö, Sweden, followed by the 3rd edition of the Swedish Invitational Tournament from 12th – 14th August 2011. Both events take place at challenging Bokskogen Golf Club, hosted by the Swedish Golf Federation (http://www.sgf.golf.se/). Other Participants of this Working Group are FIFH, Malmö (http://www.fifh.com/), one of the biggest Association Sport for the Disabled and Bokskogen GK (http://www.bokskogen.com/).
This World Championship for Men's teams is limited to 3 players per team per nationality in a 3 days 54 holes scratch competition (foursome, four ball better ball and singles resp.).
The Working Group intends to communicate periodically up-dates of further developments; our next meeting is foreseen around mid November 2009.
We draw your attention further to the fact that there are quite a number of similarities between this World Championship, the prospects of Golf being accepted as an Olympic Sport (definite decision by the I.O.C. early October 2009) and this year's preliminary actions EDGA has been taken to try and get Golf also as a Paralympic Sport. For this, a separate application must be presented to the International Paralympic Committee (I.P.C.). The EDGA Executive Board is already heavily engaged in this proces and will keep you posted of further developments.
As to this, we also investigate the possibility to have a World Congress on Disabled Golf during the above events.
Mats Linde, FIFH; Peter Nilsson, FIFH; Helena Brobeck,
Swedish Golf Federation; Björn Håkansson, Swedish Golf Federation;
Wolfgang Jeremias, Bokskogen Golf Club; Pieter van Duijn,
EDGA Secretary/treasurer; Roberto Caja, EDGA President.