DISABLED

GOLF

ASSOCIATION

 

 

Patron

MARK JAMES

1999 Ryder Cup

European Captain

 

 

Playing in

partnership with

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Golf

Association 

(The DGA)

is a Registered

Charity in England.

 

Charity No: 1184422

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entries For The

Oxfordshire Now Closed

 

11 May 2022

 

Due to overwhelming demand, entry for the competition at The Oxfordshire on Thursday, 26th May has now closed. 

 

DGA Chair Stan Bembenek said "Such is the growing interest in the DGA Order of Merit this year, we have had to cap the numbers for The Oxfordshire. I'm sorry if this disappoints any members still intending to sign up, but the DGA is becoming more popular than ever".

 

DGA England Players Do Well

In British Masters

11 May 2022

 

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!

 

DGA Northern Open Becomes

Stroke Play Event

 

 
The DGA has announced that it's prestigious Northern Open competition will become a stroke play event this season.
 
Speaking about the decision DGA Chair Stan Bembenek said "We have over fifty Stableford points based events this season. However is response to a request from some of our members we have decided to make the Northern Open a stroke play event. We will, of course, review the impact of this change later in the year."
 
The competition is due to be held at the Carden Park golf resort in Cheshire on 12th July.

 

The DGA Is Proud To Support

The Golf Trust

 
The Golf Trust has established a strong reputation for bringing people together through golf. Their work has brought the benefits of golf to thousands of people and helped to make golf an accessible sport for all.
 
The DGA is a proud supporter of The Golf Trust and our members will be competing at the 2002 Open on 25th July 2022.
 

Trevor Sherrington Memorial Trophy

To Be Played In May

 


 

The DGA is proud to announce the launch of the Trevor Sherrington Memorial Trophy, which will be played in honour of a much loved and respected member.

 

DGA England Captain John Riordan said "Trevor was a former DGA Order Of Merit winner and Team England player who sadly succumbed to cancer after a long battle with it. One of nature's gentlemen, Trevor will  be warmly remembered by all who met him."

 

The trophy has been sponsored by his long-time partner Gilly, who will be attending the event on the day to present it to the inaugural winner in what is bound to be a highly contested event.

 

The first playing of the Trevor Sherrington Trophy will be on Friday 13th May at the prestigious Staverton Park golf club in Northamptonshire and will double up as a Super Six qualifier - an important fixture in the DGA calendar.

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Charity Open - 29 July 2022

 

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The Disabled Golf Association and Stoke Rochford GC's Lady Captain, Jane White (pictured left) invite you to our Charity Golf Day on 29 July 2022.

 

The event is open to all - whether you are a serious or casual golfer, have a disability or none at all. 

 

All funds raised will be used to support disabled golfers in England.

 

This will be the final event in the inaugural Disabled Golf Week. Details of the other events taking place all over England, aimed at increasing the participation of disabled people in golf, are being finalised and will shortly appear on this website.

 

The DGA Open at Stoke Rochford Golf Club event will comprise:

 

❖ Breakfast roll - Team Format 3 from 4 to Count – One Course Meal ❖ One Mulligan can be paid for at registration

❖ Prizes including Nearest the Pin and Longest Drive competitions

❖ Raffle ❖ Price £140 for a Team of four

 

To enter please follow this link to the Stoke Rochford GC.

 

Or you can contact the DGA directly:
Email: Paul.Piercy@disabledgolf.org.uk
Mobile: 07780675635

 

Please also contact Paul Piercy if you or your company would like to sponsor a hole or donate prizes.

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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”.

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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."