Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, October 10 2008.
Malmö October - President Roberto Caja and Secretary Pieter van Duijn had a meeting in Malmö with Björn Håkansson, Chairman of the EDGA Marketing Committee and Markus Malo, member of the EDGA Sports Committee to discuss future challenges in new types of tournaments and activities; we also had the opportunity to discuss these matters with Mats Linde and Peter Nilsson, resp. Director and Controller of FIFH (Föreningen Idrott För Handikappade), the organisers of the Swedish Invitationals and, apart from the Paralympics, organisers at a yearly basis of the biggest sports event for disabled sportsmen and –women in the world called “Malmö Open”. Opportunities were found for future cooperation and mutual support in various fields.
Peter Nilsson, Mats Linde, Roberto Caja, Björn Håkansson,
Marcus Malo and Pieter van Duijn.
Posted by: scoringzone at 18:00, October 9 2008.
President Roberto Caja and Secretary Pieter van Duijn had a meeting with the Norwegian Golf Federation (NGF) in Oslo to discuss to possibility for membership of EDGA.
The NGF has a group of 15 disabled players; among them also quite a number of youngsters. EDGA proposed to have a tournament in Norway in 2010; much interest was shown in the cooperation between EDGA and The PGAs of Europe in creating an advanced course for Professionals to teach persons with physical limitations. Other activities of EDGA match with the ideas of the NGF. We are very optimistic that the NGF joins EDGA as the 15th member organisation and await their decision with much interest.
Erland Skatter, Anna Dønnestad, Geir Ove Berg,
Lise Bjørnstad and Øystein Tamburstuen.