The Open is available for G4D
More and more accompanied on the European circuit, handigolf, also called G4D, will have the right to its The Open next May.
Many of the world’s most talented disabled golfers will compete in the G4D Open, the R&A announced. The event will be organized in partnership with the DP World Tour. It will bring together 80 of the best-disabled players in the world from May 10 to 12 at Woburn Golf Club, north London. A par 71 that hosted the Women’s British Open in 2016 and 2019.
This event brings to nine the number of tournaments in the season of the G4D Tour. It will be the only one contested over three rounds and not on the sidelines of a DP World Tour event. “We created the G4D Open to provide a world-class stage for the best golfers with disabilities to compete and achieve their ambitions at an elite level,” said Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A. The World Health Organization states that one in 6 people has a disability and so we want to show that golf is open to everyone, regardless of ability. »
A logical continuation
The creation of the G4D Open follows the inclusion of the amended Rules of Golf for disabled players since the beginning of this year and the continued administration of the WR4GD by The R&A and the USGA. During the week of the event, there will also be a gathering of national federations from around the world to discuss important topics related to the growth and development of golf for the disabled.