Singapore will host the first-ever G4D Tour (Golf for the Disabled Tour) event in Asia this year, and is the third of eight stops announced for 2023 as part of the tour’s expanded global schedule.
Organised by Vantage Pointe, G4D Tour @ Singapore Classic will take place on February 6 to 7 alongside the DP World Tour’s Singapore Classic at Laguna National Golf Resort Club.
Launched in 2022 with an initial seven-event schedule, the G4D Tour sees the world’s leading golfers with a disability compete on the same course, the same week, as professionals on the DP World Tour.
The 2023 season will see additional uplifts to the G4D Tour, including the introduction of a season-long Order of Merit to crown the Number One player.
Teeing off at Laguna National will be four-time winner Kipp Popert from England, and veteran Australian Geoff Nicholas, among others. Golfers making their G4D Tour debut in Singapore include Ireland’s Aiden Grenham and England’s Oliver Hirst-Greenham.
Popert will also lead a clinic with youths from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore.
Each G4D Tour event is open to amateurs and professional players of all eligible impairments, men and women. The European Tour group pays the expenses of players as they travel around the world, to ensure that the tour is open to all players regardless of their financial circumstances.
Keith Pelley, chief executive of the European Tour group, said: “The G4D Tour has been a tremendous success since it launched earlier this year. We have seen unprecedented numbers of golfers with a disability enquire about playing on the Tour and getting a World Ranking, thanks to the ability for these inspirational players to play Tour level courses next to the best players on the DP World Tour.”
He believes that “golf has the potential to be the most inclusive sport in the world and the G4D Tour is a major step in realising this ambition”.
G4D Tour @ Singapore Classic is not open to the public, however, tickets are required for entry to the Singapore Classic from February 9 to 12 with single sessions priced at S$25 (US$19), and a four-day event pass for S$80.