5th UNITED STATES DISABLED OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

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                                              May 8th-10th 2023
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                                                                          Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
 
                                

 
PGA Golf Club to Host
2023 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship

Championship to be held on the Tom Fazio-designed Ryder Course, May 8-10, 2023; Registration opens Nov. 23, 2022 on USDGA.net 
 

FRISCO, Texas and PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (Oct. 31, 2022) - The 2023 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship, conducted by the US Disabled Golf Association, will be held at PGA Golf Club’s Ryder Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida, May 8-10, 2023. The PGA of America will serve as presenting partner of the Championship.

The US Disabled Golf Association’s mission is to provide people with physical, sensory, and intellectual disabilities an opportunity to showcase their ability in a golf championship at a high level.

Known as “The Ultimate Golf Experience,” PGA Golf Club is owned and operated by the PGA of America. The facility features 54 holes of championship golf at PGA Golf Club designed by legends Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. PGA Golf Club also features the best in golf instruction taught by PGA Professionals and the PGA Gallery, with memorabilia exhibits that trace the history of the game, all within one spectacular golf destination.

“We’re really looking forward to bringing the United States Disabled Open Golf Championship to PGA Golf Club for the first time next year,” said PGA Director of Golf/Head Professional Holly Taylor. “The event will showcase top playing golfers from across America who have overcome disabilities to play the game at an impressive level. PGA Golf Club is proud to continue a tradition of reaching out to golfers everywhere to experience the game at our beautiful facility.”

Designed by Tom Fazio, the Ryder Course is named in honor of Samuel Ryder, the namesake and founder of the Ryder Cup. With its majestic pine trees and challenging water hazards, the Ryder Course has a distinctive Carolina-feel. With various hole locations, you could play this course every day and discover a different layout.

“We are ecstatic to be bringing the Championship to PGA Golf Club and the Treasure Coast,” said USDGA Founder Jason Faircloth. “Since day one, we wanted to create a championship that showcases the players’ talents—along with that feeling of a ‘Major.’ Our 5th Open will be one to remember and talked about long after the final putt.”

Player registration for the 5th United States Disabled Open Golf Championship is open from Nov. 23, 2022-Jan. 5, 2023, with the field scheduled to be announced on Jan. 15, 2023. Golfers must have a handicap index of 36.4 or lower and a WR4GD pass in order to register. Impairment categories will be given when the field is announced. 

For guidelines and registration information, please visit usdga.net/qualifications-impairments/.

The 2022 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship was won by Eliseo Villanueva, of Fayetteville, North Carolina (Mens); and Deborah Smith of Rockford, Illinois (Womens), among 61 golfers in the field at Laurel Hill Golf Club in Fairfax, Virginia. 

The inaugural championship was held in 2018 at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, with 48 golfers from eight countries participating.

Media Contact
Michael Abramowitz  PGA of America  mabramowitz@pgahq.com 561-389-4647
Jason Faircloth         USDGA   Jason@usdga.net
Stu McDonald           USDGA   norlinksdigital@gmail.com 



 
2022 Women's Champion
Deborah Smith  Rockford ILL




 
2022 Senior Open Champion
Stephen Terpak  Pittsfield MA 


 
 
RESULTS OF ALL CATEGORIES
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Category 1
Champion John Bell  Weeki Wachee Fl
Runner-up
George Willoughby  Virginia
3rd place   
Bobby Huchinson Illinios
Category 2
Champion Jeremy Bittner  Coraopolis PA
Runner-up
Douglaus Shirakura  Somers NY
3rd Place 
Adam Benza  Hellertown PA
Category 3
Champion Erik Bowen  Oakland CA
Runner-up
Bob Macdermott Sherwood Park Canada
3rd Place 
Ben Jones Traverse City MI
Category 5
Champion Robert Walden Spring Creek AZ
Runner-up
Christian Deangelis Tustin CA
Category 6 
Champion Andreas Brandenberger Salem OR
Category 8
Champion Robby Donarski Franklin WI
Runner-up
Jacoby Smith Fredericksburg VA
3rd Place
Kevin Holland Michigan
Net Champion
John Sherrill Hanahan SC
Seated 
Champion   Larry Celano  Chandler AZ
Runner Up 
Dennis Walters  Jupiter FL 
3rd Place   
James Tipton  Panama City FL

Senior Category Arm
Champion Johan Uys Ocala Fl
 
   

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FIELD FOR THE 4TH US DISABLED OPEN 
Adam Benza Hellertown PA
Andreas Brandenberger SALEM OR
Bailey Bish Tucson AZ
Ben Jones Traverse city MI
Billy Fryar Bigelow AR
Bruce Hobbs spencerville MD
Christian DeAngelis TUSTIN CA
Christopher Critchfield Buckhannon WV
Christopher Lawlor Oxford PA
Joshua Stephenson WOODSTOCK GA
Daniel Schlatterer dunwoody GA
Deborah Smith Rockford  IL
Dennis Duchi Weed CA
Dennis Gierhart Lancaster OH
Dennis Walters JUPITER FL
Don Miske Fort Myers FL
Douglas Shirakura Somers NY
Eliseo Villanueva Fayetteville NC
Erik Bowen Oakland CA
Eugene Day South Chesterfield VA
Gianna Rojas Oak Ridge  NJ
Gregory Hollingsworth Peck KS
JACOBY R SMITH Fredericksburg VA
James Tipton Panama City FL
Bob MacDermott Sherwood Park AB
Jason Faircloth Clinton  NC  
JR Adkins Delmar MD
Jeremy Bittner
Coraopolis
PA
Johan Uys Ocala FL
John Bell Weeki Wachee FL
John Nicholas Fairfax VA
John Sherrill Hanahan SC
Joseph Moore Cape Coral FL
Joseph Weaver Fayetteville NC
Josh Martin PARKER CO
Judith Brush Alexandria VA
Keegan Kilroy Kittery ME
Kellie Valentine McKean PA
kevin holland shelby twp MI
Kevin Patton ELK GROVE CA
Larry celano chandler AZ
Lois Bryan MCMURRAY PA
Marcus Pierce MARSHALL WI
Michael Shadday Cumberland RI
Michail Pachiadakis Greece  
Richard Schatzer California MO
Nazzara Bernardo The Villages FL
Nick Nicastro Williamsburg VA
Humberto  Reyna Liberty NC
Robby Donarski Franklin WI
Robert Walden Queen Creek AZ
Roger Johnson Blue Ridge VA
Sean Collins Lakewood OH
Stephen Terpak Pittsfield MA
Steve kuketz    
Thomas Ferrante Vienna VA
     
Timothy Wilkening Locust Grove VA
Vic  McClelland Alberta Canada CA
Zachary Grove York PA
Zachary Duncan Cornelius NC
 


2021 OVERALL AND DIVISION CHAMPIONS

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ALL DIVISIONS CAN BE FOUND
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CHAD PFEIFER       NAMPA IDAHO                         OVERALL CHAMPION   SCORE    209



GRACE BRAXTON  FREDERICKSBURG VA        OVERALL WOMEN'S CHAMPION


STEVEN TERPAK   PITTSFIELD MA                 OVERALL SENIOR CHAMPION


BILLY FRYAR          BIGELOW AR                     SEATED CHAMPION



KENNY BONTZ       ORLANDO FL                     ABOVE KNEE CHAMPION




SEAN MITCHELL    LIBERTY LAKE WA            BELOW KNEE CHAMPION



JACY TODD            DAPHNE AL                        DOUBLE LEG  CHAMPION



ALLEN GENTRY     LOUISVILLE KY                  ARM NO CONTACT CHAMPION


ROBERT WALDEN  QUEEN CREEK AZ            ARM CONTACT       CHAMPION


BRANDON CANESI  MIAMI FLORIDA               DOUBLE ARM     CHAMPION


CHRIS BIGGINS      BIRMINGHAM AL              NEUROLOGICAL  CHAMPION



TIMOTHY WILKENING     ASSOCIATE CHAMPION



2021         PRESENTING PARTNER 





2021       OFFICIAL PARTNER






2021 BIRDIE PARTNER








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2021 PRESS RELEASE

US DISABLED OPEN PRESENTED BY PING


2019 Winners

74 Golfers // 8 Countries // All Impairments

Chris Biggins2019 Open Champion
Even par 144 - ending in sudden death vs Chad Pfeifer
Jonathan Snyder2019 Net Champion
Grace Braxton2019 Women's Champion

Our Values:

We believe that golfers who have disabilities should be given an opportunity to showcase his or her talents in a championship style event. The objective is to bring our own championship to any golfer with a physical, intellectual, and sensory disability. With this design, we will reach golfers who never had the opportunity to compete in a national event. Our rules & regulations are set to provide a fair and competitive competition for all golfers despite what level of disability you may have.  Whether you are amputee, blind, cerebral palsy, wounded veterans, short stature, muscular dystrophy, and many others, This was made for you!!!

2018 United States Disabled Open Press Release


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