LET and EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) are collaborating for a new 36-hole tournament to be played simultaneously with the Skaftö Open in Sweden next August. The 36-hole EDGA event will be integrated with the 54-hole LET event which will be played at Skaftö Golf Club.
The first 18 holes of the new EDGA tournament will begin immediately after the LET professionals on Saturday, August 27. The last 18 holes, which will take place on Sunday August 28, will be integrated into the last round of the LET event.
This inaugural EDGA event, contested by eight golfers and golfers with a disability (four men and four women) will see four players invited by the sponsor flanked by four qualified players according to the WR4GD world ranking.
The eight participants will be fully integrated into the event as seen in the DP World Tour, and will experience the experience just like the professionals of the LET.
Golf is unique in that all ages, genders and different abilities can compete together, and this tournament will further support one of EDGA’s core missions, which is to help people with disabilities start, learn, play and enjoy the game.
all-purpose golf. Together, LET and EDGA are dedicated to expanding the opportunities available to engage more and more people in golf and provide new competitive courses for golfers.
Alexandra Armas, CEO of the Ladies European Tour, said: “As an organization we are always looking to make golf more diverse, in the broadest sense.
Together with our partners at the LPGA, we aim to change the face of golf and make the sport we always love more accessible and inclusive. We are committed to improving our game by reaching out to everyone and this is just the beginning.
We will build more involvement and greater inclusion in our tournaments in the future”. Tony Bennett, President of EDGA, said: “The Skaftö Open has a history of new horizons. The collaboration between the promoters of the Skaftö Open, the Ladies European Tour and the EDGA shows that golf is evolving towards more inclusiveness and shows the commitment of the world of golf to ever greater diversification.
“Women are currently underrepresented in golf, but that is changing, and this visionary initiative will help raise awareness among women with different types of disabilities by directly promoting golf to them, and is a another example of the will of all parties.
to expand the boundaries,” LET player Alice Hewson, who is also an EDGA Ambassador, said:
“It is really exciting to be able to organize an EDGA tournament alongside a LET tournament at the Skaftö Open. It will be great for the girls of the LET to see players with disabilities and to prove that golf is a sport for everyone”.
“We look forward to hosting an EDGA tournament alongside our LET Skaftö Open event by the end of the summer. EDGA players and golfers are so impressive and it’s truly inspiring to watch them. We would like to give them a chance to show what they can do to a wider audience,” said Reine Patriksson, Skaftö Open Promoter.