BGL RACE TO BURHILL 2016
BGL are proud to announce their support of the BGL Race to Buhrill 2016. Best wishes to all those taking part in Friday’s grand final. In order to gain a coveted place in this complementary final, hosted by BGL’s flagship course at Burhill, golfers needed to finish in the top 3 at one of the qualifying events disabledgolf.org.uk/racetoburhill
OLDFIELD TROPHY 2016
Huge congratulations go to WDGA Wales for their convincing win 11.5 to 6.5 over TEAM ENGLAND, winning THE OLDFIELD TROPHY for the first time. This two-day event comprised FBBB and Singles with 18 points to play for. England were the host nation this year with an excellent venue, highly recommended, for this home international at The Cotswolds Club in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
TEAM ENGLAND WINNERS!!!
Team England were victorious against the Scots in a convincing win of 15.5 to 8.5 over the Scots in 3-day Ryder Cup event 12-14th September – follow the link for press release English disabled triumph against Scots Sept2016
TEAM ENGLAND Announced 2016
Team England players have now been selected from the Order of Merit (OOM) to play against the Scots in September and the Welsh in October – see disabledgolf.org.uk/teamengland
GOLF TRUST OPEN 2016
Confirmed tee times are now available – see TeeTimes_22August2016_CONFIRMED
With over 60 entrants and prizes for 3 categories plus Ladies and Juniors it promises to be another fantastic day at The Shire London. Sincere thanks as always to the Menai-Davies family for their support of this terrific celebration of impaired and disabled golf welcoming players from grass roots to elite.
We are delighted to announce dynamic father and son duo Pete and Lewis Eccles as Ambassadors for the Disabled Golf Association. Pete can tell you what he’s been up to during the year himself -
“This year we have pushed and had Lewis and disabled golf rules accepted into The Faldo series worldwide, The Yorkshire County Boys Championship, Royal Birkdale Junior Open, TGS Junior Golf tour, European Junior Golf Tour and Halifax & Huddersfield Golf Union Junior team selection for Yorkshire inter district trophy playing 4 of 6 matches.” Pete Eccles, August 2016
For the full story and to keep uptodate with #TeamEccles we’ve introduced a new blog spot on the website at disabledgolf.org.uk/teameccles
NORTH OF ENGLAND OPEN 2016
The inaugural North of England Open was held at Wychwood Park, Cheshire on 8th July 2016; 28 disabled and impaired golfers battled through windy conditions with the winners being – Mark Helm, overall winner, Ashley Harris category 1, Derek Radcliffe category 2, and George Ridley category 3. Sue Robertson was announced as Ladies winner. Read all about it in the Press Release
Team England Captain and National Events Co-Ordinator Graeme Robertson is spearheading the 2016 campaign to raise much needed funds – with players participating including Peter King in Kent/East Sussex; Terrance Williamson in Yorkshire/Lincolnshire; and Ashley Harris in Surrey/West Sussex; as well as Graeme in Bucks/Berks/Oxon. We are planning a fund raising week for DGA to raise £8,000 on week commencing Monday 30th May 2016. drive2drive is the campaign title and concept that we will all be rallying behind for everyone’s benefit in disabled golf. For more information see disabledgolf.org.uk/drive2drive
Get specialist golf insurance from Golfplan today and the Disabled Golf Association will receive a donation from Golfplan, plus you can get 20% discount online! Give us a call today on 0333-003-8151 quoting MARKETING CODE 1187 and our specialist advisers will be happy to help. Find out more in our DGA Shop at disabledgolf.org.uk/golfplan
The Seniors at Kingsdown GC, Wiltshire have raised £1,764 for DGA! Richard Carpenter is pictured presenting cheques to Graeme. DGA members were invited to a special day playing 3BBB in July 2015 with ClubCar provding their support in provision of buggies delivered to the course.
Members at Carden Park GC have raised £5,500 to support the Disabled Golf Association through the 2015 season. DGA were both Captain and Lady Captain’s Charity in 2015. Greme is pictured with Helen Groves, Lady Captain.
For more information see disabledgolf.org.uk/aboutus/fundraising
Find out what #disabledgolf and joininuk.org have in common… see our page disabledgolf.org.uk/volunteering
PGA SENIORS EUROPEAN TOUR – Fantastic footage from BBC Look East featuring junior Lewis Eccles and Patron of the Disabled Golf Association, Mark James >>More
For more information about our Ambassadors for Disabled Golf >>More
REHABILITATION – WELL-BEING – FRIENDSHIP – COMPETITION
The Disabled Golf Association aims to facilitate access to golf for disabled and impaired people in England. DGA have achieved status as a charitable Community Interest Company (CIC) with the sole purpose of getting more people onto a golf course for therapy and general well-being.