We are delighted to announce that the Swedish National Amateur Disabled Golf Team, who hold the prestigious title of 2014 World Amateur Team Disabled Golf Champions will be the next group of elite golfers scheduled to arrive at Desert Springs Resort & Golf Club to undertake their annual training camp.
Between Sunday 22nd – Sunday 29th March 2015, six (6) players representing the Swedish National Disabled Golf Team and one (1) official will visit the resort for a seven-day intensive training programme to develop their individual golfing skills in warm weather while experiencing a golf course which offers a challenge to players at all levels.
Held biannually, The ‘World Amateur Disabled Golf Team Championship’ is a 54-hole stroke play event with rules equivalent to the Eisenhower Trophy, however with the ‘Modification of Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities’.
Team Selection and Eligibility decrees that players must be a representative of their countries Disabled Golf Association i.e. Europe- EDGA, USA-NAGA, Canada-CAGA and Japan-JDGA
Physically disabled players selected by their country, with an official Handicap of 11.4 and below (18 and below for women) are eligible to participate.
A team consists of four players from each country, with the best three scores each day counting toward the team score. At the completion of 54 holes, the team with the lowest score is declared the Champion.
During their time at the resort the players will utilise the excellent practice facilities at the Golf Academy and play the Championship Indiana course.
The players and officials will be accommodated in one of the privately owned Country Villas normally reserved for holidays and short breaks at Desert Springs and the resort’s executive chef will be on hand to cater for the special dietary requirements of individual players dining in the award-winning El Torrente Restaurant.