Disabled

Golf Association


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Event Coordinators

John Riordan (North)

Paul Piercy (South East)

Susie Mew (North London, Midlands, South Central/Coast SW)



National Coordinator

To register for DGA events

Graeme Robertson

Tel: 07932 061680

E: graeme.disabledgolf@gmail.com


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DGA Events 2020

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Our events for the 2020 season are listed below. You can register to play through Master Scoreboard but please register your email address first with Graeme via our Contact page. We update the list throughout the season so please check back regularly. Should there be any changes or cancellations due to the weather we will notify our members via email.

 

Order of Merit Events (OOM)       Major Events       Qualifying Events       Super Six Events 

   September
   Wed 9th    Oulton Hall    West Yorkshre    oultonhall.co.uk

   Fri 11th

   Redbourn    Hertfordshire    redbourn.co.uk
   Fri 18th    The Wiltshire    Wiltshire    thewiltshire.co.uk
   Mon 28th    Boundary Lakes    Hampshire    ageasbowl.com
   October
   Fri 2nd    Whitefields    Warwickshire    whitefields.co.uk

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Order of Merit (OOM)

 

The Order of Merit is a points based competition where players accumulate points in OOM events throughout the season. Points are awarded on a sliding scale to the top ten finishers in each OOM event and a players total is calculated on their best ten scoring events over the season.

 

OOM Points awarded are:

1st Place (25pts) 2nd Place (18pts)
3rd Place (15pts) 4th Place (10pts)
5th Place (8pts) 6th Place (5pts)
7th Place (4pts) 8th Place (3pts)
9th Place (2 pts) 10th Place (1pt)

 

The top ten players in the OOM automatically qualify for any international or inter association competition providing they have played in at least 8 events in the season before the published cut-off date. 

 

In addition to the top 10 qualifiers, Team England, Team North and Team South captains have up to 3 additional selections to their respective teams - Captain's Picks. 

 

Major Events

These are open events and attract players from the DGA, Scottish DGA, Welsh DGA and other disabled golfing organisations.

 

 

Qualifying Events

These are only open to players who have pre-qualified through certain events including the Super Six series.

 

 

International Matches

Ryder Cup style matches played between England, Scotland and Wales.

 

 

Inter Association Matches

A two day Ryder Cup style match between Team North and Team South.

 

 

 

Handicaps

 

The Association has a computerised system, HandicapMaster, which we use for recording scores at events, creating new events, booking entries online, linking the event scores to Masterscoreboard.co.uk and many more administrative functions that assist in the smooth running of the Association.

 

In the first instance, a new member with a current competition CONGU handicap is allowed to begin with us on that handicap on production of the official CONGU Handicap Certificate. When a new member joins us without a recognised handicap, he/she has to submit 3 cards from our events to obtain a DGA Handicap. In either event, our rules state they are not allowed to win at their first event so we protect the integrity of the event.

 

Thereafter, every handicap is maintained via the results system for each event. The only variations on this are that for those club golfers who receive a handicap cut at their own club, they are duty bound to inform our Handicap Secretary if that is lower than their DGA current one so it can be adjusted accordingly. In addition, the Handicap Secretary may increase or reduce a member's handicap on general play or exceptional score situations. Should this happen, an email will be sent to the member informing them of the reduction/addition.

 

Event scoring is based on the Stableford system. As we are an Association with many members not having a recognised CONGU handicap, we operate our own policy. However, it is closely based on CONGU Rules. 

 

At each event, the top third of the players' scores are added together and then divided by however many that top third constitutes. (e.g. if there are 12 players that equates to the top 4 scores) This then gives us a CSS Stableford Points figure for the day. Scores above and below this score are then subject to one of: A reduction, no change or an addition of .1 to ongoing handicaps based on CONGU principles.

 

There are two points to stress here; a reduction in a player's handicap may result even if their score is below the 36 pts that would not normally attract such a reduction in club golf. The Association handicap has no bearing whatsoever for those members of a club playing in their own or other club events. 

 

If there are any queries or problems, feel free to contact the Handicap Secretary.

 

John Riordan

07455 050305

johnriordan666@gmail.com