Entries are open to male and female professional golfers, amateur golfers, and applicants for amateur status reinstatement from any country. All players, including professionals, must have an up-to-date Handicap Index®. Males must have a Handicap Index not exceeding 36. 4 based on ratings for men and females must have a Handicap Index not exceeding 36.4 based on ratings for women under the Rules of Handicapping. Players must have an up-to-date Handicap Index not exceeding 36.4 at the time of entry and when entries close. A current Handicap ID (GHIN) issued through an authorized golf club is required and must be submitted on the entry form. The USGA accepts an up-to-date Handicap Index issued from authorized national and regional associations around the world, that would be equivalent to a Handicap Index within the prescribed limit for entry into the Championship.
- Impaired Muscle Power
- Impaired Passive Range of Movement
- Limb Deficiency
- Leg Length Difference
- Short Stature
- Vision Impairment
- Intellectual Impairment
WR4GD Pass: In order to be eligible for the championship, players must also have a valid WR4GD Pass. For more information on a WR4GD Pass, please go to: https://edgagolf.com/online/pass/pass_info.php. If you have been assessed for and/or received a WR4GD Pass, but don’t know your WR4GD Pass number, please contact [email protected]. Players with Intellectual Impairment must have a WR4GD Pass and Virtus II1 certification.
Age: The championship is open to players of all ages. Player’s date of birth is required on all USGA entry forms.
An application for a player who is a minor upon the date of submission, in the state in which he/she resides (e.g., New Jersey, under the age of 18) must be submitted by a parent/guardian, and list parent/guardian’s name, phone number, and email address. The parent/guardian must agree to be bound by all terms and conditions on their behalf and on behalf of the minor player. This also applies to a player who has a permanent legal guardian.
Caddies & Transportation/Carts
A player may provide his/her own caddie/aide. If the player wishes to have a caddie/aide provided by the host club, the player must complete the information as outlined in the Memorandum to Players.
A player is not required to have a caddie/aide for the Championship.
Players and caddies/aides may use carts.
Code of Conduct
The USGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel and/or suspend a player from this championship or any future USGA championships if such person engages in conduct that is deemed abusive, derogatory, aggressive or detrimental to the integrity and image of the championship, the game of golf and/or public confidence in the USGA. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course, club facilities or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, conduct which is disruptive to the competition (including playing music through portable speakers or drinking alcohol during the competition), conduct which could result in an unfair advantage to a player or disadvantage to another player; failure to abide by club rules, violation of the USGA Championship Integrity Policy or other championship policy or any other unbecoming conduct. The USGA Championship Integrity Policy can be found at the USGA website, located at the following link: https://champ-admin.usga.org/player/articles/usga-championship-integrity-policy.