Disabled Golf Association announces 2015 schedule

Disability golf tournaments will be played at a number of top UK venues.

The disability Golf Association has unveiled its line-up for events, to be held at some of the UK’s top venues.

Highlights will include the ‘Race To Burhill’, which is played at seven BGL courses. The top three finishers in each qualify for the final at Burhill in Surry, as well as a visit to Brocket Hall in June and the Golf Trust OPen at the Shire in July.

Events co-ordinator Graeme Robertson said: “Our main focus is on golf as a therapy and for rehabilitation, but that’s not to say there isn’t some stiff competition.”

Robertson explained how the 2014 season was highly successful for the association, which counts former Ryder Cup captain Mark James as its patron.

“Our sincere thanks have to go for the support from Captain’s Charities around the country, so we can carry on providing an opportunity for all kinds of disabled people to enjoy golf for competition, and the all important 19th hole,” added Roberston.”
‘Going to clubs who are genuinely interested in what we do makes a world of difference’ The association will be running an order of merit with places up for grabs on Team England to play for the Oldfield Trophy against Wales at The Vale in September.

The 2015 Disabled Golf Association schedule:

England (BGL – Race to Burhill)
March 6 – Hurtmore, Surrey
March 13 – Bondhay, Notts
March 20 – Birchwood Park, Kent (BGL)
March 27 – Thornbury, Bristol (BGL)

April 10 – Mid Yorks, Yorkshire
April 13 – Denton, Manchester
April 24 – The Bristol
April 30 – Oulton Hall, Yorks

May 1 – Cams Hall, Hampshire
May 8 – The Shropshire (BGL)
May 14 – South Bucks, Bucks
May 15 – Thorne, South Yorks
May 21 – Canons Brook, Essex
May 29 – Glen Gorse, Leicestershire

June 1 – Brocket Hall, Herts
June 12 – Tytherington, Cheshire
June 12 – Cobtree Manor, Kent
June 18 – Abbey Hill, Bucks (BGL)
June 26 – Ingon Manor, Warwicks
June 29 – Rivenhall Oaks, Essex

July 1 – Paultons, Hampshire
July 7 – Rudding Park, Yorks
July 7 – Pyrford, Surrey
July 16 – Sand Martins, Berks
July 23 – Kingsdown, Wilts

August 7 – Ramsdale Park, Notts (BGL)
August 14 – Hoebridge, Surrey (BGL)

September 4 – Wycombe Heights (BGL)

Special events
July 27 – Golf Trust Disabled Open, The Shire, London
September 13/14 – Wales v. England, The Vale, South Wales
October 23 – Race to Burhill final (BGL) – Burhill, Surrey

October 9/10 – Bicester, Oxfordshire

Welsh events
April 10 – Green Meadows, Gwent
April 20 – Alice Springs, Monmouthshire

May 13 – Wernduu, Abergavenny
May 26 – St Mellons, Cardiff

June 8 – Bryn Meadows, Caerphilly
June 22 – Coed-y-Mwstwr, Bridgend

July 13 – Gower, Swansea
July 27, Peterstone Lakes, Cardiff

August 11/12 – Wales Open, The Vale
August 24 – Cottrell Park, Cardiff

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