"Based on the number of Americans with disabilities, the number of golf courses we have in this country, and the popularity of the sport of golf, there is no way we cannot successfully organize competitions across the United States." Jason Faircloth, Founder

THE USDGA, A 501C3 NONPROFIT WAS FOUNDED IN 2015

  • 2018 THE FIRST EVER UNITED STATES DISABLED OPEN WAS CONDUCTED BY THE USDGA IN ORLANDO FLORIDA AT EAGLE CREEK GOLF  CLUB 
  • 48 GOLFERS WITH VARIOUS IMPAIRMENTS COMPETED IN A 36 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 8 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED
  • RYAN BRENDAN, AN  AMPUTEE FROM NEBRASKA WAS THE OVERALL CHAMPION
  • 2019 THE OPEN WAS HELD IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA  AT INDEPENDENCE GOLF CLUB 
  • THE OPEN WAS THE 1ST EVENT TO EVER OBTAIN THE WORLD RANKINGS FOR GOLFERS WITH DISABILITIES BY THE USGA AND R AND A IN THE USA
  • 74 GOLFERS WITH VARIOUS IMPAIRMENTS COMPETED IN THE 36 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP
  •  8 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED  

2019 OPEN. WHAT RICHMOND AREA IS SAYING

"The 2019 United States Disabled Open was an overwhelming success for the entire Richmond Region. It was exciting to see so many community partners support the efforts of Jason and his team at the USDGA to bring the Nation's top disabled golfers to Independence Golf Club. We highly encourage other destinations from around the Country to consider partnering with the USDGA to bring a tournament to your area. We promise that your entire community - from the media to volunteers to businesses to golfers - will find value in supporting one of the most exciting events to visit the Richmond Region in many years." - J.C. Poma, Sports Development Manager at Richmond Region Tourism

 


"Working together with Jason and helping him bring his dream event come to life was truly an awesome experience. Jason worked tirelessly to bring this event to fruition and brought over 70 people from all around the world with different disabilities together on one course. The community support he was able to garner far surpassed a lot of people's expectations and I know he will be able to carry this success into future tournaments." - Danish Saadat, Sports Services Manager at Richmond Region Tourism


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About Our Founder:

In 2011, Jason Faircloth became the first and only American to play in the Disabled British Open.  He was one of only three persons with Cerebral Palsy to play in the event. The Disabled British Open was televised on SKY Sports throughout Europe. Jason finished 34th overall sixth in his flight in 2011 and 28th overall and runner-up in his flight in 2012.

Jason has worked at Lakewood Country Club, Coharie Country Club and Timberlake Country Club in North Carolina. He volunteered for the US Open in 2001, 2005, and 2007 (both women and men's). Jason graduated with an Associates Degree in Business Administration from Sampson Community College in 2002. He was a member of the golf team and earned Player of the Year in 1999. He graduated from Lakewood High School in Salemburg, NC in 1998.


    

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Cheryl Stamp  
Patty George  
Vanessa Ward