#swoty2016 SPORTS WOMAN OF THE YEAR Community Award
We couldn’t be more delighted to announce Sue Robertson, DGA’s Digital Marketing Director has been shortlisted for the COMMUNITY AWARD for The Sunday Times Sports Woman of the Year 2016. Don’t take our word for it, here is what some of our members had to say and follow the link to vote #disabledgolf see disabledgolf.org.uk/awards
There is a lot of interest in the #swoty2016 awards and Sue has been busy filming with The Sunday Times with a feature article in the paper on Sunday 20th November, and a piece to go out on BBC South Today, aiming to spread the word about #disabledgolf. We will keep this page updated over the coming weeks with links to all of this and of course let you know the final outcome of her shortlisting announced on Thursday 8th December.
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
BGL RACE TO BURHILL 2016
BGL are proud to announce their support of the BGL Race to Buhrill 2016. Huge congratulations to Bobby David who has autism and hypermobility who won this years 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
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 For more information see disabledgolf.org.uk/teamengland
OLDFIELD TROPHY 2016
WDGA Wales had a 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
GOLF TRUST OPEN 2016
Overall winners of The Golf Trust Open held on 22nd August 2016, 3rd was Alan Baker with 34points, 2nd was Andy Greenhill with 35points, and the OVERALL WINNER with 38points was Jay Penfold (Swaffham GC, fibromyalgia); Jay was presented with the Craig Waugh Memorial Claret Jug. LADIES WINNER was Aimi Bullock (Woking/Sunningdale Ladies, MS) with 32points; Aimi was presented with a spectacular cake. Division winners were – Division1 (0-18) Warren Clark, Division2 (18-28) Michael Oxley, Division3 (28+) Phil Meadows. Nearest the pin was won by Mark Helm on the 7th, and Peter King on the 14th. 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.
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
The Seniors at Kingsdown GC, Wiltshire have raised £1,764 for DGA! 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.
For more information see disabledgolf.org.uk/aboutus/fundraising
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
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.
Find out what #disabledgolf and joininuk.org have in common… see our page disabledgolf.org.uk/volunteering