Changing the lives of people with disability through the power of Golf
Founded in the year 2000
Membership of 28 National Federations
25% of members from beyond Europe
More than 40 events expected for 2019
EDGA (formerly the European Disabled Golf Association) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation, active in the promotion and delivery of opportunities to sample, participate and compete in golf. EDGA provides advice relating to golf for disabled players to The R&A, The International Golf Federation, The European Tour and The European Golf Association on golf for the disabled.
EDGA was founded in the year 2000 in Wiesbaden and has a membership of 28 National Federations, in 2018 nineteen approved events took place, and in 2019 it's expected to exceed forty. EDGA’s members are now located worldwide with 25% of the membership from outside of Europe. Recent members include Golf Australia, New Zealand Golf, The Indian Golf Union, The Costa Rica Golf Association, The Argentina Golf Association, Golf South Africa, The Israeli Golf Association and The Lebanese Golf Federation.
Focusing on growing the game, EDGA has designed and implemented coach education programmes for delivery in rehabilitation centres, hospitals and golf clubs. All of these initiatives are available to the members of EDGA, as are protocols for tournament administration, definitions of impairment and other programmes which are available to grow the number of golfers with disability around the world.