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Explainer: What is the G4D Tour? 

Explainer: What is the G4D Tour? 

The G4D Tour was launched in 2022 as a partnership between the DP World Tour and EDGA, formerly the European Disabled Golf Association.

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Now in its third season, the 2023/24 schedule features an eight-tournament schedule, with a revamped format that includes both Gross and Net tournaments.

Net tournaments have been introduced to the schedule for the first time on the G4D Tour, now in its third season, in an effort to further opportunities for golfers with a wider spectrum of disabilities.

To select the fields for each tournament, both the Gross and Net World Rankings for Golfers with a Disability (WR4GD) will now be used.

In a further change for the new season, the leading eight male and two female players from each ranking will be invited to compete – ensuring that female golfers with a disability are represented at each event.

Are there entry requirements?

For Gross players, they must have a WHS or equivalent handicap of equal to or less than 3.4 for males, 7.4 for females or recognised professional status.

Net players must have a WHS or equivalent handicap of equal or less than 14.4 for males and 18.4 for females.

In G4D, it is common to find players in the Net rankings with a wider diversity of impairments.

The 2023/24 G4D Tour schedule

TournamentDateLocationField SizeFormat
All Abilities Australian Championship30th Nov – 2nd Dec, 2023The Australian Golf Club, Sydney, Australia12Gross
G4D Tour @ Ras Al-Khaimah Championship22nd – 23rd Jan, 2024Al Hamra GC, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE10Net
G4D Tour @ Magical Kenya Open19th – 20th Feb, 2024Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya10Gross, with multiple Sport Classes
G4D Open15th – 17th May, 2024Woburn Golf Club, Milton Keynes, England80Gross, with multiple Sport Classes
G4D Tour @ Betfred British Masters hosted by Sir Nick Faldo26th – 27th Aug, 2024The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, EnglandTBCTBC
G4D Tour @ BMW PGA Championship16th – 17th Sep, 2024Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey, England10Gross, with multiple Sport Classes
G4D Tour @ Andalucía Masters14th – 15th Oct, 2024Real Club de Golf Sotogrande, San Roque, Andalucia, Spain10Net
G4D Tour Series Finale @ DP World Tour Championship15th – 16th Nov, 2024Jumeirah Golf Estates, Earth Course, Dubai, UAE8Invitational - Gross

How can players get involved?

The G4D player pathway aims to cater for everyone with a disability who wants to play golf and for many, the G4D Tour is seen as the pinnacle of competition with competitors playing on the same course, in the same week, as the leading Tour professionals on the DP World Tour.

To discover more about how players can get started on the competitor pathway please visit

How are the European Tour group supporting?

Due to the European Tour group’s ongoing financial support, EDGA has been able to raise awareness, confirm eligibility, organise tournaments, and deliver golf development and coach education worldwide.

This has seen the number of golfers with disabilities in the World Rankings increase by 32% at the end of 2023 from 2022, with players from 46 countries represented - up from 33 the previous year.

The financial support further strengthens 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 are also 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.

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