Posted by: scoringzone at 15:34, August 29 2015.
Early in the 2015 season, we committed to developing an online tournament entry system with the object of simplifying the process for both player and organisers. We are delighted to announce that the first version of the online entry form is now fully operational and currently being used for The EDGA Algarve Open which is taking place on 19-20 November and is supported by The Algarve Tourist Association. The next stage of the development will be to fully integrate this with the existing player database and also provide a fastrack to the classifications process for non EDGA pass holders.
When completed, we intend to offer the benefits of this system to the organisers of all EDGA Badged tournaments by making the complete system available for their use.
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:43, August 28 2015.
A statement received from the IGF reads well for EDGA as it recognises the work of 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”.
Posted by: scoringzone at 11:21, August 23 2015.
We are 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 let us know. 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. Please send your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: scoringzone at 07:05, August 23 2015.
The EDGA team for the European Week of Sport demonstration in Brussels is announced. The current top two players of the 2015 Gross Ranking, Manuel de los Santos and Adem Wahbi will be joined by, the 2015 Swedish International Ladies winner Caroline Larsson, and the EDGA Sports Committee’s very own Aurelien Lacour. The demonstration will take place at the European Sport Village, Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium on 9th of September between 16.00-19.00hrs.
Posted by: scoringzone at 11:50, August 21 2015.
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 to encourage the Federation to take on the responsibility for golfers with disability. EDGA President Tony Bennett commented that “It is fantastic that the Czech Golf Federation has taken this step. We are now just one country short of achieving our objective to have a membership made up of the National Governing Bodies in each country. This will help us in our wider objectives to bring the game to more individuals with impairment, to link more closely to golf's ruling bodies and eventually to reach the Paralympics”.
Posted by: scoringzone at 19:54, August 12 2015.
EDGA is proud to be a part of the European Week of Sport and will take a part in a demonstration of golf on the 09.09.2015 at the square in Brussels. The demonstration team will represent EDGA at the Flagship event on the Social Inclusion Focus Day. "The opportunity for EDGA to be part of the European Week of Sport is obviously very good for all golfers with disability", said an EDGA spokesperson, who went on to say, "We are limited to the number of athletes that we can take to the event and so it is not possible to have all disabilities represented, but we are happy to include links to all credible disability groups in the handout materials. We would like to gather this information as soon as possible so that we can make sure that we make a good impression on the politicians, lobbyists and others who will be sure to be present at the event".
EDGA are keen to work with organisations who would like to hold an event during the same week 7-11 September which focuses on golfers with disability.
More about the European Week of Sport can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/sport/week/index_en.htm
Posted by: scoringzone at 10:23, August 8 2015.
At 32 years of age Aurélien Lacour typifies one of the new breed that is getting more involved with EDGA. A ten handicap golfer with a huge passion for golf and who started to play for the French handigolf team in 2008.
A three times French champion, once in the 3rd category (2009) and twice in the 2nd category (2011;2013). Aurélien understands the game from the players perspective and has turned his passion into his job as a development officer for the French Federation.
On joining the EDGA Sports Committee, Aurélien commented, "is very excited about the new projects aimed at golf for disabled in the future !!"
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:23, August 5 2015.
PGA Advanced Golf Professional Robert Moss from Mendip Spring Golf & Country Club in Somerset has joined the EDGA Sports Committee. He is very active at coaching youngsters and taking golf into primary schools to encourage more participation.
Rob became the EDGA Head Tournament Director in January 2015 which is a title he can add to that of Tournament Director for all PGAs of Europe tournaments and being a member of the PGA of GB&I Rules panel for the last 15 years. Rob has experience of refereeing at numerous tournaments throughout the world for the PGA, European Tour and LET with the highlights being the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor and being selected to be a referee at the 2015 US PGA Championship at Whistling Straights.
Posted by: scoringzone at 06:53, August 3 2015.
The EDGA European Team Championship is held biennially and is arranged by the Royal Federation of Spanish Golf. The championship which has one of the most sought after titles for a player to add to their CV will be held at the Parador de Málaga Golf course.
Ramon van Wingerden of the The Royal Netherlands Golf Federation said that he, "is excited an honoured to be able to send two teams of four of it's best disabled players to compete in the newly formed European Championships by EDGA”. Ramon went on to say, "It would be great to compete against a large field. It is our hope to be involved in a championship in which a large number of European countries will participate. This tournament has a great future and will undoubtedly increase in volume as in competitive quality”.
Posted by: scoringzone at 05:07, August 3 2015.
Dr Maria Rosaria Squeo has joined the EDGA Medical Classifier Team. A Doctor of both Physical Education and Medicine, specialising in Sports Medicine, Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and practical application to her role with EDGA.
Currently she is a Research and Clinical Fellow working at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Sciences of the Italian National Olympic Committee CONI in Rome. In her career she has worked with the Italian Paralympic Committee, has been on the health commission of the Italian Rowing Federation and a Wheelchair Fencing Classifier.Dr Maria Rosaraia Squeo has joined the EDGA Medical Classifier Team. A Doctor of both Physical Education and Medicine, specialising in Sports Medicine, Maria brings a wealth of knowledge and practical application to her role with EDGA.
Currently she is a Research and Clinical Fellow working at the Institute of Sports Medicine and Sciences of the Italian National Olympic Committee CONI in Rome. In her career she has worked with the Italian Paralympic Committee, has been on the health commission of the Italian Rowing Federation and a Wheelchair Fencing Classifier.
Posted by: scoringzone at 05:11, August 1 2015.