Independence Golf Club

United States Disabled Open Golf Championshiptm 

(in partnership with Richmond Region Tourism and the 288 Group)

May 14th-16th 2019

Independence Golf Club

Richmond Virginia


May 14th 2019

9:30am to 12pm    Check In

1pm                         Practice round (Shotgun start)

6:30pm                   Opening banquet

May 15th

8am                        Start of First Round

May 16th

10 am                   Final round tee times

6pm                      Awards Banquet/ Band



The Championship will be 36 holes of stroke play with a practice round included.


The Championship will be divided into 4 Categories 

1st Category   Golf Handicap Index up to 12.4

2nd Category  Golf Handicap Index 12.5-21.4

3rd Category  Golf Handicap Index  21.5-30

4th Category is for Seated Golfers with modified rules and modified Tees will govern play.


Awards this year will be giving to the top 3 Gross and Net in each of the top 3 categories

Seated Category recognition for both will be base on number of participants


Entry Fee  $250               

Registration Payment      Guest Lunches

$5 OFF Total fee if paying by cash or check to    

598 Dixie Rd 
Clinton NC 28328



Who May Enter

​The Championship is open to all golfer's who happen to have physical and intellectual impairments.

Definitions of impairments  can be found here​.  This is use in tournaments across Europe. Amputees, Blind, Wounded Veterans, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, MS, just to name a few


The golfer must have a valid (Ghin) (Congo)golf handicap index of 30 or below and must be turn in by May 2nd in order to compete in the Net competition in your respected category.  Categories will be base on the golfer's abilities. Awards will be giving to the top 3 in GROSS and NET in each Category

First Round Tee Times will be announce the week prior.





PHONE  804-560-1566


ID                          USDG

Press Releases

The USGA and R&A will come out with Official World Rankings for golfers with Disabilities in 2019

World Rankings for Golfers with Disabilities

Powhatan County’s Independence Golf Club to Host  2019 U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship at Independence Golf Club
RICHMOND, Va. (Oct. 5, 2018) – Independence Golf Club in Powhatan County will host the 2019 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship May 14-16. Organized by the United States Disabled Golf Association, the 36-hole tournament – open to any competitors who have physical and intellectual impairments – will include more than 60 of the top disabled golfers from across the country.
Local dignitaries and representatives from the United States Disabled Golf Association today joined partners from Richmond Region Tourism, 288 Sports and others to announce the upcoming national championship. 
“Independence Golf Club is excited to partner with Richmond Region Tourism and 288 Sports to host to the 2019 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship,” said Giff Breed, president of Independence Golf Club. “We’re excited to welcome incredible golfers of all abilities. At Independence, we strive to be so much more than a golf club, and we look forward to showcasing the friendly grounds of the Club to all of the athletes, spectators and volunteers.”
“We are very excited USDGA has chosen Independence Golf Course,” said David Williams, who represents District 1 on the Powhatan County Board of Supervisors. “We have a world-class golf course here in Powhatan County, and we are always happy when people choose to come here.”
The Disabled Golf Association was founded by Jason Faircloth, a golfer with Cerebral Palsy who played in the Disabled British Open in 2011 and 2012. The organization hosted its inaugural tournament in Orlando, Florida in 2018.
The inclusive event is open to players with physical and intellectual impairments and golf handicap indexes not exceeding 30. The event will be flighted into three divisions, and awards will be given in each of the divisions (net and gross). Golfers with various impairments such as amputations, blindness, Cerebral Palsy, MS and more will compete. 
“We are confident that the 2019 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship at Independence Golf Club will set a new standard for the USDGA,” Faircloth said. “Independence Golf Club will be a challenging and exciting course for the nation’s top adaptive golfers.”
J.C. Poma, sports development manager for Richmond Region Tourism, added: “The Richmond Region serves as a host destination for all types of sporting events showcasing the talents of athletes with all abilities. The 2019 United States Disabled Open Golf Championship further shows that the Richmond Region truly is a sports community for all.”
The tournament will be free and open to the public. Organizers currently are seeking volunteers and sponsors to support the event. For more information, visit


Ryan Brendan of Nebraska was the overall Champion of the 2018 Open,

Beating out Gary Hooks of Florida in a Sudden Death Playoff.

Gary Hooks walk away with the overall Net Championship.

Bob Harada took home the Runner-up Trophy in the Net Division.

​For player support staff and information contact
First Name*
Last Name*
eMail Address*
Phone No.*
Golf Handicap Index (Ghin)
(Ghin) number and State
Course Yardage you play to obtain index
Home Course
Home Course Number
Golf Pro
Guest attending both lunches
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After submitting the form, you will be redirected to the online store to pay for the registration.