The USGA conducts the United States' national championships. These include the U.S.
Open, the U.S. Women's Open, the U.S. Senior Open, the 10 national amateur championships
and the State Team Championships.
The USGA also helps conduct three international competitions - the Walker Cup Match,
the Curtis Cup Match and the Men's and Women's World Amateur Team Championships.
If this section does not answer your particular question, please post your Championship-related
here. Also, you might want to check out the championships page.
How do I apply to play in one of the USGA championships?
Applying for a championship is relatively simple. To apply online, click here. To check that you are
registered, click on the Entrant Lookup feature.
Is there a place where all the USGA championships are listed for this year?
Yes, a complete list of championships being conducted can be found by clicking
here. Links for information on each of the championships, including tickets, hospitality, volunteering, and applying to play, can be found on that page for each championship.
How do I get tickets to a championship?
The USGA offers tickets at a charge for select championships. All other championship
tickets, many of which are free, are handled by host clubs. For the U.S. Open, active
USGA Members can order tickets prior to the general public. For more information on the U.S. Open application process,
What if I have applied to play in a championship and have a special request,
like using a golf cart?
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.
There is a procedure to request a golf cart.
What are the eligibility rules for the Amateur Public Links and the Women's
Amateur Public Links?
Entries are open to amateur golfers who since Jan. 1 of the current year have been
bona fide public course players. Players may not have held privileges of
any course that does not extend playing privileges to the general public or privileges
of any private club maintaining its own course. All of the interpretations
of the rules of eligibility can be found within the application's Championship Regulations
for the Amateur Public Links or the Women's Amateur Public Links.