1999 Ryder Cup

European Captain



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Stoke Rochford Host DGA Charity Day

The inaugural Disabled Golf Week was concluded with a Charity Day hosted by Stoke Rochford Golf Club.


We had 13 teams of 4 competing in this event with the emphasis put on having fun and raising money to support the work of the DGA. We had amazing weather and the course was in great condition. Feedback from participants was extremely positive.
The event raised £1,870 from entry fees, the raffle and a silent auction of 4-ball vouchers.
Thanks to everybody who made this event possible, in particular Jane White, DGA Trustee and Lady Captain of Stoke Rochford, who hosted the event and worked extremely hard to make it a success.
The event brought to a close to the inaugural Disabled Golf Week. It’s been a great opportunity to raise awareness about disability golf. Our major objective is to increase participation, so more disabled people can enjoy the benefits of playing golf. We know the positive impact it can have on both their physical and mental health.
We plan to have another Disabled Golf Week next year and make it bigger and better.
(30 July 2022)

Strong DGA Presence At English Open

The DGA was well represented at this year's English Open, with the following featured results:


Overall Championship

11        Jay PENFOLD              

18        James McRITCHIE        

19        Ellie PERKS               

25        George BLACKSHAW       

29        Mark HELM                     

31        Ciaran MURPHY           

32        Martine GILKS         

37        Iain MILLAR                 

WD       Robert JOHNSON



Women's Net Competition

2           Martine GILKS

4           Ellie PERKS


Men's Net Competition

9          Jay PENFOLD

12         Iain MILLAR

13         Mark HELM

15         Ciaran MURPHY

29         George BLACKSHAW

30         James McRITCHIE 


Stableford Competition

8          Phil MEADOWS         

10        Keith DOLMAN           


Well done to everyone for competing at this high level in our sport - the DGA is proud of you all!




The English Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship for golfers with a disability is open to male and female golfers and is played by 36 holes of stroke play over two days, 18 holes being played on each day.

Players must hold an EDGA Access or World Rankings Pass or hold a national or international deaf sport classification.

The winner is the competitor who returns the lowest gross score over 36 holes. Prizes are also awarded for the lowest net scores (both male and female playing categories) with a Handicap Index of scratch (or lower) to 18.4.

Players with a Handicap Index of 18.5 to 36.0 will play in a separate 36 hole stableford competition category of the main Championship with prizes are awarded for the highest stableford scores.


(22 June 2022)

DGA Strikes Landmark Partnership Deal

With Golf Carts Europe

Luke Hames, Golf Carts Europe with Stan Bembenek, DGA Chair

The Disabled Golf Association is proud to announce a landmark partnership with Golf Carts Europe.


Announcing the two year deal which covers the title sponsorship of the DGA tour - which will be known as the Golf Carts Europe Order of Merit with immediate effect - DGA Chair Stan Bembenek said "We are delighted to be partnering with Golf Carts Europe to support our flagship events.


We have seen the cost of holding our golf competitions rise significantly, so the suppport that Golf Carts Europe is able to give us means that we are able to secure the future of our England-wide series of over fifty tournaments this year and in 2023.


Golf Carts Europe have ambitions which are in line with the DGA - providing a modern approach to making golf accessible and enjoyable for all."


Luke Hames, Golf Carts Europe, said "The DGA do a phenomenal job in organising over fifty golf tournaments a year all over England and we are proud to get alongside such a dynamic organisation."


(1 June 2022)

Nottingham Course Selected For Super 6 Qualifier

Ramsdale Park has been selected as the venue for the final Super Six qualifier of the season.


The Nottingham golf centre is the replacement location for the event originally plannned to take place at The Oxfordshire in May.


The day will also double up as the competition for the Marjorie Colson Trophy and will be played on Thursday 4th August.


(31 May 2022)

DGA England Players Do Well In British Masters


There was a great showing by two DGA England players at the British Masters held in Scotland.


Glenn Jackson finished third overall and Paul Daley twelfth overall and second in the Net Score competition.


The competition was held at Elmwood in Fife between 9 and 11 May was organised by the Scottish Disability Golf and Curling organisation and attracted some fine golfers from far and wide.


Well done Glenn and Ian - you did the DGA proud!


(11 May 2022)


DGA To Compete In Nations Cup




The DGA is pleased to announce our participation in a historic four nations cup competition this summer.


Representing England the DGA team will compete with players from Scotland, Wales and the USA in August at the prestigious Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel and Golf Complex. The competition for the Phoenix Cup is a three day showpiece for pan-disability golfers in the image of the Ryder Cup/Solheim Cup.


Selection for Team England will be the top 10 qualifiers in our Order of Merit table by the end of July with the remainder of the 14 member team being by way of England Captain John Riordan’s captain’s picks.


John states “I am honoured and extremely proud to be retained as England Captain this year and looking forward enthusiastically as the host nation for this wonderful tournament at such a highly regarded and rated golfing venue. Hopefully we will have some great turnouts at our Order of Merit events to get in the top 10 between now and the cut of date for qualifying at the end of July”.


(15 Feb 2022)


Disabled Golf Week - 25/29 July



This summer will see a major step forward in opening up golf to many would be players who thought the game was beyond their reach.


England's leading golf organisation for those with physical and mental health challenges is launching it's first ever nation-wide week of activity aimed specifically at bringing new players to participate in golf.


Events will tee off on Monday 25 July at the prestigious Shire London club, with the Golf Trust Open and conclude on Friday 29 July with the DGA Charity Open at the Stoke Rochford, near Grantham in the Midlands.


Between these two events the DGA is organising "welcome to golf" taster events for those thinking about taking up the game at golf clubs across England in the form of friendly coaching on driving ranges and putting greens.


DGA Chair Stan Bembenek said "This year, with the playing of the 150th Open Championship, we aim to show that golf is a game which can be enjoyed by almost everyone, even those who think they can't.


As an amputee who literally plays off one leg, and a respectable golf handicap of 24, I want to share how much fun and enjoyment playing golf can be, whether with the DGA, a club or simply a group of friends.


Hopefully during Disabled Golf Week we can showcase how inclusive golf can be and all the benefits it has to offer for both physical and mental well-being."


(1 Feb 2022)