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What is the G4D Tour? 

What is the G4D Tour? 

The G4D (Golf for the Disabled) Tour, launched in February as part of the DP World Tour’s commitment to inclusivity in golf, is aimed at the leading gross ranked players from the World Ranking for Golfers with a Disability.

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The athletes who will compete in these events will be the best players in the world (Gross Ranking) and will showcase the inclusive nature of golf and encourage others to take up the sport. Players will span all disabilities (physical, sensory, or intellectual), gender and nationality.

The 2022 G4D Tour’s international schedule – played on the same course during the same tournament week as DP World Tour events – features seven events, an increase from five in 2021, across six different countries.

The G4D Tour players will begin their season at The Belfry in England, from May 2-3, ahead of the Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett.

The Tour will then head to Germany for the first time from May 30-31 ahead of the Porsche European Open, before Mount Juliet Estate plays host from June 27-28, ahead of the Horizon Irish Open.

The ISPS Handa World Invitational Presented by Modest! Golf Management will once again welcome the G4D Tour from August 8-9 at Galgorm Resort in Northern Ireland.

For the first time, the G4D Tour will visit Wentworth Club ahead of the prestigious BMW PGA Championship - a Rolex Series event - from September 5-6, before another debut visit at Spain’s famous Real Club Valderrama from October 10-11, ahead of the Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters.

Once again, the season will culminate at the G4D Dubai Finale ahead of the final Rolex Series event of 2022, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, where the qualifiers from the previous six events will compete at Jumeirah Golf Estates from November 14-15.

G4D Tour 2022 season dates

May 2-3: G4D Tour @ Betfred British Masters hosted by Danny Willett – The Belfry, England

May 30-31: G4D Tour @ Porsche European Open - Green Eagle Golf Courses, Germany

27-28 June: G4D Tour @ Horizon Irish Open - Mount Juliet Estate, Ireland

8-9 August: G4D Tour @ ISPS HANDA World Invitational - Galgorm Castle Golf Club, Northern Ireland

5-6 September: G4D Tour @ BMW PGA Championship - Wentworth Club, England

10-11 October: G4D Tour @ Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucía Masters - Real Club Valderrama, Spain

14-15 November: G4D Tour @ DP World Tour Championship, Dubai - Jumeirah Golf Estates, UAE

DP World Tour and EDGA expand global reach

The Golf for Disabled initiative was launched at the 2019 Betfred British Masters at Hillside Golf Club. Since then, seven events have already been held, with players from 15 countries on five continents competing. 

As part of the launch of G4D, the DP World Tour, through the European Tour group’s Golf for Good initiative, committed to a package of financial, commercial and media support for the European Disabled Golf Association (EDGA).

The additional financial support will see EDGA progress from volunteer-led to semi-professional.

It will further strengthen EDGA’s commitment to broaden opportunities for individuals to get involved with golf, develop new markets, and enhance the player pathway from sampling to competition.

Players’ accommodation and travel costs will also be covered as part of the agreement, as well as increased commercial support and media exposure through the DP World Tour’s communications and social media channels.

Who is EDGA?

EDGA has been a beneficiary of the DP World Tour either through donations/fundraising or showcase opportunities since 2016, with the intention to develop greater capacity in the golf industry, boost awareness and engage a broader group of players. 

EDGA is a not-for-profit association of National Golf Federations from 34 countries worldwide formed in 2000. EDGA focuses on boosting awareness of the inclusive nature of golf, developing capacity within the golf industry through education and development actions, and providing opportunities for golfers with a disability throughout the player pathway.

EDGA leads the creation of standards for player eligibility, consults on the modifications of the rule with the R&A and USGA, delivers/approves over 60 tournaments annually, and created the original WR4GD, which since 2019 has been administered by World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).

Specific to competition, the EDGA Tour enables players to start their journey, typically in Stableford tournaments, before progressing to Net and Gross events. With activity spread across the globe, these events provide an initial entrance point, with many players competing in national actions and international tournaments before reaching the G4D Tour events.