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U.S. Adaptive Open Championship: FAQsPinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 6), July 18-20, 2022

It’s easy to get a Handicap Index®! It only takes three scores to get started (and it can be three rounds you have already played).

The simplest way to get a Handicap Index is to contact your local Allied Golf Association (state or regional golf association).

brief survey has also been created to streamline the process for USA players interested in participating in the U.S. Adaptive Open. By completing the survey, the information you provide will be shared by the USGA with your local Allied Golf Association. From there, you will be contacted via your preferred contact method by a member of their staff to help you get set up. Once contacted by your AGA, the entire process should only take a few minutes.

Find Your Allied Golf Association

Find which of the 59 Allied Golf Associations serves your area.

For players outside of the United States:

Contact your National Association for assistance with getting a Handicap Index.

Yes, all players will need a Handicap Index to enter the championship.

No. Entries will be primarily determined based on Handicap Index.  Date of entry will not be a factor in determining the final field. 

A WR4GD Pass certifies eligibility to compete in the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship.  Information on how to apply can be found here.

Players with intellectual impairment will need to start the process in the USA by going to Athletes Without Limits and applying for International Level eligibility (Virtus II1). Players outside of the USA can look up their national Virtus contact here.  Please allow 12 weeks to complete the Virtus application process.

Arrangements have been made to have medical assessors at USA events prior to the close of entries for the U.S. Adaptive Open. A medical assessor will be available at the following events and/or locations:

  • NAOAGA Winter Regional, at Mount Dora Golf Club, in Mount Dora, Fla. The medical assessor will be there Jan. 28-29.  For more information on the event or seeing the assessor, please contact Dan Aldrich, dan@naoaga.org.
     
  • Ross Brakeville, Atlanta, Ga., by appointment: Ross@georgiasportsmedicinespecialists.com or (678) 469-3007.

  • Adam Kassam, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, by appointment:  adamkassam@gmail.com

  • The Conquistador Paragolf Championship, at El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona.  The medical assessor will be there April 12th.  For more information on the event or seeing the assessor, please contact Jon Moore, jon@TIU4all.org.

  • Texas Adaptive Open Championship, at The Golf Club at Champions Circle, in Fort Worth, Texas.  The medical assessor will be there May 2-3.  For more information on the event or seeing the assessor, please contact Bobby Bell, texasadaptivegolfassoc.2019@gmail.com.
     
  • Oliver Rivera, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago, Illinois, by appointment: (312) 238-5001.

You can e-mail EDGA at applications@edgagolf.com.  You can also get it from your EDGA profile by going to the upper, right corner of the EDGA home page, and clicking on Login.  Enter your e-mail address and select Forgot Password if you do not know your password.

There will not be qualifying.  Field composition details will be announced at a later date.

Entries will open in February and at that time a closing date will be published. The entry system will not allow entries after that date.

There will be spots held in the field for all eligible impairment groups.

There will not be a senior division but seniors can enter.

Thank you for your interest!  Please contact General Chair Larry McWane at lmcwane@nc.rr.com