In 2024, golf for the disabled overseas will see major changes introduced by the USGA. A new qualification system will be introduced to participate in the US Adaptive Open Championship, which will take place July 8-10 at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kansas.
Let's see the details of these new features.
The qualifiers will take place from April 15 to May 31 at six different locations in the United States: Florida
New York/New Jersey/Connecticut
There are also exemption criteria to be able to directly participate in the US Adaptive Open Championship without having to go through the qualifiers: Be the overall winner of one of the last five editions of the US Adaptive Open Championship.
Be among the top five men's and women's finishes (including ties) at the previous year's US Adaptive Championship.
Be the best male or female player in your disability category (including ties) at the previous year's US Adaptive Open Championship.
John Bodenhamer, USGA Championships Manager, said: “We are thrilled with the interest in this championship and the growth of disability golf competitions.
For this reason, we have decided to introduce qualifying earlier than expected. This new model The qualifying round will provide elite players with plenty of opportunities to earn a spot in the field and reflects the openness that characterizes USGA competition." Currently, only four top-level European golfers, known as "elite players", are directly eligible for the 2024 US Adaptive Open Championship without having to pass qualifying: Mike Browne, Rasmus Lia, Kipp Popert and Conor Stone.
For other Europeans, getting a place will be a tough challenge. The Rules of Golf are a set of standard rules and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played. They are jointly written and administered by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.
Andrews, the governing body of golf throughout the world, outside of the United States and Mexico, which are the responsibility of the United States Golf Association. An expert commission made up of members of the R&A and USGA oversees and refines the rules every four years.
The latest revision is effective January 1, 2016. Changes to the rules of golf generally fall into two main categories: those that improve understanding and those that in certain cases reduce penalties to ensure balance. The rule book, entitled "Rules of Golf", is published on a regular basis and also includes rules governing amateur status.
In Italy it is up to Federgolf to supervise the competitions by enforcing the rules issued by the R & A, checking that these rules are observed by the Clubs, Associations and their members and managing the resulting sporting justice, protecting their interests abroad.