Individuals With Disabilities February 14, 2015

Individuals With Disabilities

The USGA believes that golf should be open to everyone. Perhaps more so than any other sport, golf provides individuals with disabilities an opportunity to play, both recreationally and competitively, with those who have various types of disabilities as well as those without disabilities. The individual nature of the sport, along with resources such as the USGA Handicap System and USGA "Modified Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities" makes this possible. Further, golf can serve as a wonderful rehabilitation activity. Since 1997, the USGA has provided in excess of $5 million in grants to more than 150 non-profit organizations serving individuals with disabilities throughout golf. To date, more than 75,000 individuals have benefited from such programs.

The USGA works with the National Alliance for Accessible Golf in supporting golf programs for individuals with disabilities.  The Alliance, experts in the area of golf for individuals with disabilities, administers grant making with the support of USGA funds. For information about funding opportunities, please visit the Grants section of the Alliance Web site at or send an e-mail to