Fast Facts about the Inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open
July 14, 2022


WHEN: July 18-20, 2022

  • Friday, July 15 – Practice areas open to players (course closed)
  • Saturday, July 16 – First practice round
  • Sunday, July 17 – Second Practice Round
  • Monday, July 18 – First Championship Round
  • Tuesday, July 19 – Second Championship Round
  • Wednesday, July 20 – Final Championship Round

TO LEARN MORE: U.S. Adaptive Open website

WHERE: Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 6)

COURSE: Pinehurst No. 6 was designed by George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1979. Redesigns and restorations were done by Tom Fazio in 2005 to carve new bunkers, soften angles and seed faster greens. The championship will reverse the 9s for championship play.

SPECTATORS: Admission is free and spectators are welcome. Spectators may park at Pinehurst No. 7 (1 PGA Blvd, Pinehurst, NC, 28374) to ride a shuttle to Pinehurst No. 6.

PAR AND YARDAGE

Pinehurst No. 6 will be set up to four separate yardages, to coincide with impairment categories.

Approximate YardageColor Men’s CategoriesWomen’s Categories
6,500BlueArm Impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Leg Impairment, Multiple Limb Amputee, Neurological Impairment, Short Stature
6,100WhiteVisual Impairment 
5,100RedSeated PlayersArm Impairment, Intellectual Impairment, Leg Impairment, Neurological Impairment, Vision Impairment
4,700Yellow— Multiple Limb Amputee, Seated Players

FIELD COMPOSITION: A player’s individual Handicap Index was the primary factor for determining the field. Committee selections were used to assure field balance and representation from key demographics.

The field includes 96 players, with spots reserved for at least five male players and two female players per impairment category. Impairment categories are:

  • Arm Impairment
  • Leg Impairment
  • Multiple Limb Amputee
  • Vision Impairment
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Neurological Impairment
  • Seated Players
  • Short Stature

ABOUT THE U.S. ADAPTIVE OPEN: A new national championship that will showcase the world’s best golfers with disabilities, the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship will serve as the USGA’s 15th national championship. The U.S. Adaptive Open showcases and celebrates the adaptive golf community by providing them the stage to achieve their dreams and compete for a national championship.

SCHEDULE OF PLAY: 18 holes of stroke play are scheduled each day from July 18 (Monday) through July 20 (Wednesday).

COVERAGE: Television coverage of the Inaugural U.S. Adaptive Open at Pinehurst No. 6 will include the opening ceremony, near real-time highlight packages, human interest features, player interviews and short vignettes educating fans about the championship during Golf Today (Noon to 2 p.m. EDT) and Golf Central (4 to 5 p.m. EDT) on Golf Channel from July 18-21. The trophy ceremony and playoff (if necessary) will be shown on Golf Central on Wed., July 20.

In addition, the USGA will have in-depth coverage on usga.org that will include live scoring, video highlights, course information, written features, photos and video features, as well as daily highlight packages on its YouTube channel.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Carts will be permitted for all players and caddies.

The Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities, and the Modified Relief Local Rule for Players Using Wheeled Mobility Devices as prescribed by the Clarifications to the 2019 Rules, will be in effect.

WHAT THE WINNERS RECEIVE:

  • Both a male and female overall champion will be crowned
  • Gold medal and custody of the U.S. Open Adaptive Open Trophy for one year
  • Exemption into future U.S. Adaptive Opens (number of years TBD)
  • Name inscribed on a plaque recognizing all 2022 USGA champions that will reside in the Hall of Champions at the USGA Golf Museum

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS AT PINEHURST

  • 1962 U.S. Amateur: Labron E. Harris Jr. def. Downing Gray, 1 up
  • 1989 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Vicki Goetze def. Brandie Burton, 4 and 3
  • 1994 U.S. Senior Open: Simon Hobday by one stroke over Jim Albus and Graham Marsh, 274-275
  • 1999 U.S. Open: Payne Stewart by one stroke over Phil Mickelson, 279-280
  • 2005 U.S. Open: Michael Campbell by two strokes over Tiger Woods, 280-282
  • 2008 U.S. Amateur: Danny Lee def. Drew Kittleson, 5 and 4
  • 2014 U.S. Open: Martin Kaymer by eight strokes over Rickie Fowler and Erik Compton, 271-279
  • 2014 U.S. Women’s Open: Michelle Wie by two strokes over Stacy Lewis, 278-280
  • 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball: Frankie Capan/Shuai Ming Wong
  • 2019 U.S. Amateur: Andy Ogletree def. John Augenstein, 2 and 1

OTHER EVENTS AT PINEHURST NO. 6

  • 2018-2019 LPGA Q-Series Stage 3
  • 2020 Colonial Athletic Conference Championship
  • 2021 American Athletic Conference Championship
  • North and South Junior Girls Championship
  • US Kids World Championship

MOST USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS HOSTED BY A CLUB

  • 19 – Merion G.C., Ardmore, Pa.
  • 17 – Oakmont (Pa.) C.C.
  • 17 – The Country Club, Brookline, Mass.
  • 16 – Baltusrol G.C., Springfield, N.J.
  • 13 – Pebble Beach (Calif.) G.L.
  • 13 – Winged Foot G.C., Mamaroneck, N.Y.
  • 12 – Chicago G.C., Wheaton, Ill.
  • 11 – The Olympic Club, San Francisco, Calif.
  • 11 – Oakland Hills C.C., Bloomfield Township, Mich.
  • 10 – Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

USGA CHAMPIONSHIPS IN NORTH CAROLINA  

This will be the 37th USGA championship played in North Carolina. In 2022, the Tar Heel State also hosted the 77th U.S. Women’s Open Presented by ProMedica at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.

  • 1947 U.S. Women’s Open: Starmount Forest Country Club (Betty Jameson)
  • 1955 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Myers Park Country Club (Patricia Lesser)
  • 1962 U.S. Amateur: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Labron E. Harris Jr.)
  • 1972 U.S. Amateur: Charlotte Country Club (Marvin “Vinny” Giles)
  • 1980 U.S. Amateur: Country Club of North Carolina (Hal Sutton)
  • 1986 U.S. Amateur Public Links: Tanglewood Park (Billy Mayfair)
  • 1989 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Vicki Goetze)
  • 1989 U.S. Girls’ Junior: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Brandie Burton)
  • 1991 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Phyllis Preuss)
  • 1994 U.S. Senior Open: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Simon Hobday)
  • 1996 U.S. Women’s Open: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Annika Sorenstam)
  • 1999 U.S. Open: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Payne Stewart)
  • 1999 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Biltmore Forest Country Club (Dorothy Delasin)
  • 2000 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links: Legacy Golf Links (Catherine Cartwright)
  • 2000 U.S. Senior Amateur: Charlotte Country Club (Bill Shean Jr.)
  • 2001 U.S. Women’s Open: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Karrie Webb)
  • 2002 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur: Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club (Carol Semple Thompson)
  • 2005 U.S. Open: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Michael Campbell)
  • 2006 U.S. Girls’ Junior: Carmel Country Club (Jenny Shin)
  • 2007 U.S. Women’s Open: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Cristie Kerr)
  • 2008 U.S. Amateur: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Danny Lee)
  • 2010 U.S. Amateur Public Links: Bryan Park Golf & Conference Center (Lion Kim)
  • 2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior: Country Club of North Carolina (Doris Chen)
  • 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur: Charlotte Country Club (Danielle Kang)
  • 2013 U.S. Senior Amateur: Wade Hampton Golf Club (Doug Hanzel)
  • 2013 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur: Biltmore Forest Country Club (Julia Potter)
  • 2014 U.S. Open: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Martin Kaymer)
  • 2014 U.S. Women’s Open: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Michelle Wie)
  • 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Frankie Capan/Shuai Ming Wong)
  • 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur: Charlotte Country Club (Kevin O’Connell)
  • 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open: Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club (Helen Alfredsson)
  • 2019 U.S. Amateur: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course Nos. 2 and 4 (Andy Ogletree)
  • 2019 U.S. Senior Amateur: Old Chatham Golf Club, Durham (Bob Royak)
  • 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur: Country Club of North Carolina, Village of Pinehurst (Nicholas Dunlap)
  • 2022 U.S. Women’s Open Presented by ProMedica: Pine Needles Lodge & GC, Southern Pines (Minjee Lee)

FUTURE U.S. ADAPTIVE OPEN SITES             

July 17-19, 2023: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club (Course No. 6)

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