The U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship is now inviting adaptive golfers from around the world to register! The event takes place at Longbow Golf Club just outside of Phoenix Arizona from May 17, 2021 to May 20, 2021. The championship is included in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD).
This competition is the third of its kind organized by the U.S. Disabled Golf Association (USDGA), a 501C3 non-profit organization. The USDGA was formed in 2015 with the mission to provide adaptive golfers an opportunity to showcase their ability in a golf championship at the highest level in the United States.
In 2019, the tournament boasted 74 golfers from around the world. Chris Biggins and Grace Braxton are the defending champions in the men’s and women’s divisions respectively.
To participate in the U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship, golfers must meet the requirements outlined by WR4GD (see their FAQs here) and have a valid recognized golf handicap index to enter. The event’s $280.00 USD registration fee includes four rounds of golf and two meals.
The 2021 venue, Longbow Golf Club, has previously hosted the Symetra Tour, Cactus Tour, Heather-Farr Classic, and the NCAA Division 2 Women’s Championship.
“Longbow Golf Club is honored to be the host site for the 2020 U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship,” said Bob McNichols, developer of Longbow Business Park and Golf Club. “Longbow Golf Club has long advocated and supported adaptive golf. We have provided access, training, specialized equipment and partnered with Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, and various community organizations to promote access to the game of golf for the adaptive golf community. We look forward to welcoming the competitors and presenting an exciting championship for top U.S. and international adaptive golfers.”
To register to play or become a sponsor, visit www.usdga.net or email Jason Faircloth at jason (at) usdga.net.