30th Mar, 2017

Warwickshire Golf Club set to stage the English Disability Open this summer

Steve Carpenter 16th Mar, 2017 Updated: 16th Mar, 2017

GOLF: THE SECOND English Disability Open will return to The Warwickshire Golf Club in August as golf for the disabled continues to grow across the country.

The event will be played from August 26-27 over both the Earls and Kings courses, with a practice day also taking place on August 26.

The championship will be open to all British disabled golfers who meet the definitions of impairment as set out in the conditions and who hold a CONGU handicap with competition status.

Although this is not a European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA) badged event, players holding an EDGA Medical Pass will be able to submit scores from this event to the EDGA Rankings.

Golfers, regardless of their impairment, will play in three handicap categories over 36 holes. Category One and Two golfers will compete in stroke play events and Category Three golfers will play a stableford competition.

Awards will be made to the winner of each handicap category and prizes will also be awarded for highest placed junior and female players.

Jamie Blair, Disability Manager for England Golf, said: “This partnership aims to deliver a successful and memorable tournament for all and encourage golfers of all impairments to come together to compete using the handicap system and against the challenge of the course.”

Conditions and entry forms for the English Disability Open 2017 can be viewed and downloaded from the England Golf website.

Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis with a reserve list in operation. Following feedback from last year’s event, entry will be solely for the competition at £80, with competitors free to choose their own accommodation and food arrangements.

BALASA is the charity promoting golf for all disabilities and nominates selections for the European Disabled Team and individual championships. For more information visit www.balasa.org