EDGA with Edoardo Molinari Golf Academy

These two days were strongly supported by the Royal Park I Roveri and the Edoardo Molinari Golf Academy, demonstrating their commitment and willingness to improve in the field of paralympic sports

by Andrea Gussoni
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EDGA with Edoardo Molinari Golf Academy
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On February 26th and 27th, a seminar took place that saw the collaboration of the EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association), the Royal Park I Roveri, and the Edoardo Molinari Golf Academy, working together on an innovative approach to disability in the context of golf.

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These two days were strongly supported by the Royal Park I Roveri and the Edoardo Molinari Golf Academy, demonstrating their commitment and willingness to improve in the field of paralympic sports. The seminar, held for the first time in Italy, was led by Mark Taylor, Head of Instruction & Education at EDGA.

With a fresh approach centered on the individual characteristics of each student, Taylor engaged all the instructors from the Edoardo Molinari Golf Academy. The first day focused on teaching methods for beginners, individuals with various disabilities who wish to explore the world of golf.

Credits: Royal Park I Roveri The second day shifted to targeted teaching techniques for those with existing golf experience. While the course was largely theoretical and tailored for instructors, there were practical moments where myself, along with my teammate Gregorio Guglielminetti, and friends Alessandra and Marianna from the ACMT Charcot Marie Disease Network served as 'guinea pigs.'

What struck me about Mark's approach was its immediacy and simplicity, undoubtedly a result of his extensive experience. In just a few minutes, he can engage anyone, regardless of background, in a fun and sportive activity, and for those already playing, he can identify areas for improvement to adapt the swing to the athlete's physical abilities and enhance performance.

Special guest Tiziana Nasi, Vice President of the Italian Paralympic Committee, attended, showing great interest in all activities involving the paralympic sector and promoting sports as a means of inclusion, much like myself.

The paralympic competition season has just begun, with many engagements already filling our schedules: the AIDGolf circuit, the Open d'Italia at Conero Golf, the G4D Open at Woburn, and the European Team Championship.

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