EDGA was formed in Wiesbaden in the year 2000 by organisations representing golfers with disability from seven countries. Today the association is made-up of the National Governing Bodies of 28 countries from different parts of the world. Although EDGA was originally focused on the European dimension, organisations from around the World have regularly referenced EDGA for direction, advice and more specifically the definitions of impairment, eligibility and tournament criteria.

As a world organisation EDGA is uniquely positioned to support the development of initiatives which promote, the development of golf for individuals with impairment, positively influence public perception and offer meaningful and relevant advice to golf’s ruling authorities.