Tournament: G4D Tour @ Singapore Classic
Venue: Laguna National Golf Club Resort, Singapore
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Competitors will make history next week in Singapore as the G4D Tour @ Singapore Classic will be the first event on the circuit to be played in the Far East, taking place at Laguna National Golf Resort Club from February 6-7.
The G4D Tour @ Singapore Classic will be the third event of the Tour’s second season, following on from its success in 2022 as the world’s best golfers with a disability compete on the same golf courses in the same week as DP World Tour players.
Englishman Kipp Popert, currently Number One on the World Rankings for Golfers with a Disability (WR4GD), will be seeking a second victory of the campaign after winning the season-opening Australian All Abilities Championship in December.
He will face stiff competition from some of the Tour’s seasoned competitors, as well as a number of players making their debuts, including compatriot Oliver Hirst-Greenham.
“Getting my first invite to play on the G4D Tour means so much to me,” said Hirst-Greenham, ranked 17th in the World. “To have the chance to play on a course that is set up for the DP World Tour, and to compete against the best golfers with a disability, I’m living the dream.”
Also making their debuts are Ireland’s Aidan Grenham and Rob Walden of the United States.
“It all feels a little surreal,” said Walden. “This has been a goal of mine since I started playing in adaptive golf events two years ago, and naturally I’m very excited and honoured to be taking part.”
Sweden’s Rasmus Lia will be making his first appearance of the new season, playing in his first event since triumphing in the G4D Tour Series Finale @ DP World Tour Championship in November.
“The week in Dubai was awesome, it was great to play on that stage,” he said. “A lot of people in Sweden reached out to me and it’s good to see a spike in interest in golf for the disabled back home. Now it’s a new year and I’m really looking forward to playing in Singapore. I took a couple of weeks off after last season, but now I’m back and ready to compete again.”
Tommaso Perrino, also a winner in 2022 in Northern Ireland, Bradley Smith, David Watts, Conor Stone and Geoff Nicholas make up the ten-person field, with the first round taking place at Laguna National on Monday February 6.
In addition to the action on the course, Popert will also lead a clinic with youths from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore as the DP World Tour and EDGA seek to build further awareness of golf for the disabled.