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Martin Anderson selected for English Deaf Golf Association team
POCKLINGTON golf ace Martin Anderson will be flying the flag of St George in the land of the rising sun.
Anderson has again been named as the playing captain of the English Deaf Golf Association team to compete in the World Deaf Golf Championships in Japan in October.
For Anderson, it will be the fourth time he has competed in the world’s leading event for his country.
He led the team to third place in both the championships of Sweden 2004 and in Scotland two years ago, while, in 2006, his captaincy helped to secure the team a silver medal in Canada.
However, to take part as his country’s leader in Japan at the Tsu Golf and Country Club he needs to raise a total of £2,000 as the EDGA is a self-funding organisation.
He has arranged two ways for would-be donors to add to his appeal.
Supporters can go to the Just Giving page http://www.justgiving.com/EnglishDeafGolf-Japan2012 and make a donation through their website or, they can send a text message.
For the latter, an example would be if anyone was wanting to send £10 to use the mobile number to 70070 then text EDGA72£10. It works for any amount, stressed Anderson.
Added Anderson, who is a member of Allerthorpe Park GC: “Not only will the money be for the English Deaf Golf Association and UK Deaf Sport, but we will also be making a contributory donation to the families and victims of the Japanese Tsunami Fund as a generosity towards our hosts in October.
“If the target of £3,000 is raised, then we will donate a Gift Aid total of £600 to them.”
Anderson is the current EDGA national championship, a title he has won no fewer than four times since 1995.
The World Deaf Golf Championships is renowned as the premier international deaf golfing tournament with an individual men’s, ladies and seniors’ event held over 72 holes.
Each nation can also enter the team championships (men’s, ladies’ and seniors) which run simultaneously.