Tuesday, November 13, 2018

World ranking for golfers with disabilities
NEWS RELEASE
The R and A and the USGA will administer a global ranking for golfers with disabilities, which will help to grow participation and competition around the world and to promote inclusivity within the sport.  
The World Ranking for Golfers with Disability will launch on  January 1, 2019 and will be administered in tandem with the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) for both men and won via www.WAGR.com.
The R and A and the USGA will assume responsibility for the ranking following agreement with EDGA, who created the comprehensive and independent Ranking for Golfers with Disability in 2014.
Further information for golfers and tournament organisers

wishing to register their details with the World Ranking for

Golfers with Disability will be made available later this year. 
Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Events at The R and A, said, “There is an accelerating growth in the number of events around the world for golfers with disabilities to compete in, so it makes absolute sense that there is a global ranking to provide a robust measurement of an individual’s skill and ability.
“It is another important step towards ensuring that golf is more inclusive of people of all ages and abilities. Along with our colleagues at the USGA we will continue to support EDGA’s drive to grow participation and competition in the sport among all disability groups.”
“One of golf’s best benefits is that it can be played by everyone."

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