Additional Entry Requirements
The USGA will evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, any request to
use a cart in USGA Championships or qualifying rounds due to a claimed disability.
In order for the USGA to evaluate properly such requests, it is necessary to submit
medical documentation setting forth the exact nature of the disability and how that
disability prevents such player (or caddie) from walking during a stipulated round.
In addition, players will have to submit information sufficient to enable the USGA
to determine that providing a cart would not provide a player with an advantage
over other players.
The USGA publishes the List of Equipment Permitted
Conditionally for Medical Reasons (the "List") for certain items manufactured
at a commercial level (i.e., mass produced with respect to a specific condition
rather than designed for use by a specific individual). To be included on the list,
an item must be submitted to the USGA Research and Test Center for review, along
with medical and/or scientific evidence demonstrating a significant connection between
the device, as used by a golfer, and the targeted medical condition. Devices designed
on a customized level (i.e., designed for use by a specific individual) will continue
to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.