For the 2023 U.S. Adaptive Open Championship, all players must have a Handicap Index® of 36.4 or less and have a WR4GD Pass (World Ranking for Golfers with Disability). In addition, by the close of entries, players must have posted the equivalent of at least eight new 18-hole scores since May 4, 2022 (this part does not apply to exempt players).
Players with Intellectual Impairment will also need Virtus II1 International Level eligibility.
Please note that 9-hole scores are combined in the order that they are received to form 18-hole Score Differentials™, so two 9-hole scores posted are equivalent to one 18-hole score for handicap purposes.
The Rules of Handicapping require that all acceptable scores, including recreational and competition scores, made during an active season must be posted to your scoring record. Click here to view the active season schedule within the United States. If a player lives somewhere that is in an inactive season, but plays while traveling to a location with an active season, e.g., for a tournament or on vacation, those scores must be posted.
For international players: Contact your National Association to inquire about your active season schedule.
Please note the USGA reserves the right to refuse any entry, or having accepted, subsequently reject any entry where, in its reasonable opinion, there is evidence to suggest that the player’s Handicap Index® does not reflect their demonstrated ability. The USGA may also contact your home club, authorized association, or national federation to request your full scoring record and to conduct a handicap review.