World rankings start in Queensland

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The World Rankings for golfers with disabilities (WR4GD) will start in 2019 with the first rankings under the R & A and USGA-controlled rankings at Redcliffe Golf Club next month

The 36-hole Queensland Inclusive Championship will be held on 24-25 March, under the EDGA Tournament format of strokes for golfers with disability bellows 18.5 (GA) and 18.6+ is a stableford format.

It is the first event under the control of World Amateur Golf Rankings or WAGR which took over the management of the EDGA rankings on 1 January of this year.

An important step in joining all national federations around the world to increase the participation of golf with disabilities, the rankings also allow golfers to follow a high-performance path leading to events such as the Australian All Abilities Championship and the EGA run European Stroke play Championship.

Senior Manager of Inclusion, Christian Hamilton expects more players from more countries to get involved in our domestic events.

"We already see a lot of interest in the rankings with players who travel long distances to play events for ranking points". Hamilton said.

"Many talented golfers are all good enough to beat that number 1 position in the rankings, I think you will see more players going to these ranking events to improve their ranking". Hamilton added.

A talented line-up of players includes Cedric Lescut from Belgium, a former Challenge Tour player in Europe, who comes back to a long break to work on his good goal Android34.

The new goal of Cedric: To go to World number 1

He will face tough competition through the Australian line-up of Shane Luke (NSW, World # 6), Geoff Nicholas (NSW, World # 8) and Australian All Abilities Championship competitors, Cameron Pollard (NSW) and Stephen Prior (NSW) to name a few.

For golfers who want them to be on the ranking for golfers with disabilities, along with a complete tournament schedule, go to www.golf.org.au/inclusion

Click here for the Queensland Inclusive Championship

Entries close on Thursday 21 March.

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