Additional Entry Requirements
As a general rule, players and their caddies must walk the course at USGA Championships and at most qualifying rounds.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a disabled player or caddie may be permitted to use a golf cart
as an accommodation to his or her disability for those events where golf carts are not allowed. As required by the ADA,
the USGA will evaluate such requests on a case-by-case basis.
In order for the USGA to properly evaluate the merits of such requests, while maintaining the fundamental fairness of the golf competition, it is necessary for players requesting this accommodation to submit medical documentation to facilitate that analysis. The documentation provided must demonstrate: (1) a player’s (or caddie’s) disability as defined by the ADA (temporary conditions may not be covered); (2) the medical need for the golf cart that results from that disability; and (3) that by providing a golf cart to that player or caddie in that particular circumstance, the USGA would not be fundamentally altering the fairness of the competition by providing a player with an advantage over other players. The required form entitled Golf Cart Request Form is available at the following link: www.usga.org/champs/ada.
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 sufficient documentation 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.