European Golf Association
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European Golf Association

European Golf Association
Sport Golf
Jurisdiction Europe
Abbreviation EGA
Founded 1937
Affiliation International Golf Federation
Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
by Pearson Scott Foresman

The European Golf Association, better known by the abbreviation EGA, is a European federation of national golf associations.

The EGA is in turn a member of the International Golf Federation (IGF), the world governing body for golf, and the corresponding organization in the United States is the United States Golf Association (USGA). The EGA is particularly responsible for harmonizing the calculation of handicap European amateur players. The non-profit organization used to be headquarters in Senningerberg, Luxembourg, but is now based in Lausanne, Switzerland.[1]

History and function

The EGA was founded at a meeting held in Luxembourg on November 20, 1937. It arranges and co-ordinating both amateur and professional tournaments and International Matches, and reviews European aspects of rules of golf and of amateur status as defined by Royal & Ancient (R & A). The Association is concerned only with international issues. Membership is reserved for national European golf associations, federations or unions.[2]

The EGA is currently composed of 47 member countries and is governed by the following committees:

  • Executive Committee (10 members)
  • Championship Committee (12 members)
  • EGA Handicapping & Course Rating Committee

Member federations

Member federations are divided into four geographical areas.[3]

EGA Handicap System

The purpose of the system is to calculate the correct game handicaps into account the relative difficulty of the course played, in a uniform and equitable manner throughout Europe. The "EGA Handicap System", is not directly applicable to the players, but adapted by each national federation.

EGA events

The EGA organizes a range of amateur events.[4]

European championships

European team championships

  • European Amateur Team Championship
  • European Ladies' Team Championship
  • European Youths' Team Championship
  • European Lady Juniors' Team Championship
  • European Boys' Team Championship
  • European Girls' Team Championship
  • European Senior Men's Team Championship
  • European Senior Ladies' Team Championship
  • European Amateur Team Championship, Division 2 (Formerly named from 2002 to 2013: EGA Men's Challenge Trophy)
  • European Boys' Team Championship, Division 2 (Formerly named from 2004 to 2013: EGA Boys' Challenge Trophy)
  • European Men's Team Shield
  • European Ladies' Team Shield

International matches

See also


  1. ^ "European Golf Association Constitution". EGA. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Main Activities". EGA. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Member Federations". EGA. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "EGA Events". EGA. Retrieved 2016.

External links

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