Former world number one golfer Lee Westwood has become an Ambassador for the European Disabled Golf Association.
EDGA President Tony Bennett said: “To have Lee as an Ambassador for the association is a great addition to our efforts to raise the awareness of golf for the disabled.
“We are so pleased to welcome a player of Lee’s standing, who is not only at the top strata of the sport but is also genuinely respected for his personal qualities and contribution to golf. Lee has been one of the world’s best players for almost two decades, regularly contesting the sport’s greatest championships, winning tournaments all over the world and with a fantastic Ryder Cup pedigree.”
Tony added: “The appointment is a real boost for the association and our thanks go to our Commercial Director Karl Morris of KRL Sport and Andrew (Chubby) Chandler from ISM for helping to make this a reality.”
On the appointment Lee Westwood commented: “Golf brings people together. I am looking forward to helping the European Disabled Golf Association achieve their objectives of encouraging more people with disability to play golf and ultimately to help golf become a Paralympic sport.”
The EDGA was formed in the year 2000 and helps individuals with impairment to start, stay, succeed and enjoy golf.
European Disabled Golf Association www.edgagolf.com