DISABLED

GOLF

ASSOCIATION

 

 

Patron

MARK JAMES

1999 Ryder Cup

European Captain

 

 

Playing in

partnership with

 

 

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The Disabled Golf

Association 

(The DGA)

is a Registered

Charity in England.

 

Charity No: 1184422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Disabled Golf Association

 

Established in 2010 the Disabled Golf Association (the DGA) is an England-wide volunteer-run registered charity.

 

Our focus is on providing low cost golf days for people with impairments and disabilities. We know that sometimes it helps to be with like-minded people who understand where you are at with your disability, so you feel comfortable out on the course or in a social circle.

 

We are a pan disabled organisation so everyone together – amputees, blind, or deaf golfers, congenital disabilities such as cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, Down’s syndrome; those with conditions such as MS, arthritis, Parkinson’s, stroke survivors; as well as more young people coming through to join us with autism, ADHD, tourettes, hypermobility or global delay - the kind of kids who are often bullied at school who can gain real confidence in life from playing golf. 

 

Everyone is welcome - we all have one thing in common - a love of the great game of golf.

 

Below is a short video featuring the DGA - made by Enable Golf in 2019 (we've improved the website since then!) - which gives a flavour of what we do.

Make the DGA your Captain's Charity 

So what will we do with your money?

 

We have a network of volunteers to run events on the day, making arrangements before the events, doing press releases after the event, making things easier for our members and keeping costs as low as possible.

 

Our members are mostly quite competitive despite their disability – we run an Order of Merit just as a golf club does and is published (as a Society) on masterscoreboard.co.uk 

 

We also recognise there are some cases of financial hardship so run a bursary scheme for a limited number of players.

 

Through our Order of Merit competition we make selections for our home internationals. We started these international events to showcase and celebrate that disabled and impaired golfers can play some awesome golf. We hope in turn this is an inspiration to new golfers and for new members, something to aim for through the season, and helps to educate able-bodied people too. But it all costs money.

 

Despite a national spread of fifty plus tournaments every summer, the DGA is not a huge organisation, but we have been running sustainably since 2010 with over 800 members participating.

 

The Disabled Golf Association is a registered charity and our accounts are published accordingly.

 

Without fund-raising support we quite simply couldn’t exist, so if as a Club Captain you are interested in supporting us please get in touch through our Contact page on this site.

 

Stan Bembenek

Chairman

DGA Newsletter

We send out a monthly newsletter to members with news and up to date information about our events.

 

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