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Senior Tour player Mark James becomes Patron of DGA

10.05am 29th April 2013 - People - This story was updated on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Mark James (left) and Graeme Robertson
Mark James (left) and Graeme Robertson

Disabled Golf Association CIC (DGA) has announced Mark James as Patron and Ambassador for their not-for-profit community interest company. DGA have over 700 members throughout the UK and some overseas.

Mark James said “Whilst not disabled myself, I did suffer a life threatening illness. I was lucky enough to recover from testicular cancer in 2001 but can understand how difficult it can be living with illness and although for only a short time, a certain amount of disability. So when the opportunity to help the Disabled Golf Association came about, I jumped at it. DGA are doing great work all around the country in making golf possible for people overcoming their disabilities. To be able to show the power of the human mind in overcoming adversity and encouraging other disabled people to return to, or start playing golf, with all the therapeutic values that can bring, is something I feel quite passionate about.”

Graeme Robertson, DGA National Events Co-Ordinator said “We are delighted to be associated with Mark James, a top golfer and former Ryder Cup Captain. I know first hand what a difference playing golf has made to my life, (I have MS) the therapeutic benefits are incredible.”

DGA is a pan-disability, not-for-profit organization, membership is free and event costs are kept low so they are always looking for sponsorship for events. Formed 3 years ago, DGA now have over 700 members across the UK and some overseas.

Disabled Golf Association www.disabledgolfassociation.co.uk

 

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