In order to participate in any EDGA badged tournaments, players must be either assessed by an EDGA approved eligibility assessor or able to prove that their disability qualifies.
There are two types of pass available as described below depending on the severity of the players disability:
WR4GD Passenables players to participate in any EDGA badged tournaments including the Premier Series with all results to be included in the WR4GD world rankings.
EDGA Access Passis for players who’s disability is not severe enough to qualify for the WR4GD pass but would like to play in EDGA Access and relevant EDGA Challenge Events. Any event results will not be included in the WR4GD world rankings.
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Should you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the EDGA Eligibility Office as detailed here:
EDGA Eligibility Office
South Holland 2204 CA
This usually takes place at an EDGA badged golf event and it's also possible for you
to travel at your own expense to a pre-arranged appointment with anEDGA approved assessor.
Please be aware that if you travel to an EDGA badged golf event and are deemed non-eligible then you may be refused permission to enter the tournament.
In order to qualify for an EDGA pass with intellectual disability, the applicant must undergo a psychological
assessment from a qualified psychologist based in a nationally recognised organization, hospital or clinic.
There are various standard tests used in different countries around the world such as DABS (USA)and ABAS (UK)but the assessment must establish all of the following criteria:
Significant impairment in intellectual functioning which is defined as a Full-Scale IQ score of 75 or lower.
Significant limitations in adaptive behaviour as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills. This is defined as performance that is at least 2 standard deviations below the mean of, either:
a. One of the following 3 types of adaptive behaviour: conceptual, social, or practical skills
b. An overall score on a standardised measure of conceptual, social and practical skills.
EDGA ACCESS Pass
You are entitled to an EDGA ACCESS Pass if your assessment clearly meets the above criteria.
EDGA WR4GD Pass
You are entitled to an EDGA WR4GD Pass if your assessment clearly meets the above criteria and:
your intellectual disability must have been be evident during the developmental period, which is from conception to 18 years of age.
NB: The EDGA eligibility assessors are not able to conduct or arrange any visual or psychological tests. It is therefore the responsibility of the applicant to arrange their own tests and to ensure that the results meet the criteriaas outlined above.