Volunteers sought for US Adaptive Open

FILE - The clubhouse at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C., is shown April 3, 2002. The United States Golf Association announced Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, it will move its equipment testing center and other offices to North Carolina as part of a $36 million investment within the iconic golfing village of Pinehurst. (AP Photo/Randy Bergmann, File)

PINEHURST — The USGA has established the U.S. Adaptive Open Championship, a new national championship that will showcase the world’s best golfers with disabilities. The inaugural competition will be conducted on Course No. 6 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club July 18-20. The announcement of the championship follows through on a 2017 pledge by the USGA to establish a championship for the adaptive golf community.

The championship will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play and is open to males and females, professionals and amateurs, with either physical impairment, sensory impairment, or intellectual impairment. The field will consist of 96 players. The USGA and Pinehurst are seeking local volunteers to assist with the tournament.

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