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The Competitive Player Pathway

Golfers with disability have the option of applying for a player pass. In an increasing number of countries, pass holders can use their recognised pass for cart usage, entry into official G4D tournaments, use the ‘Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities’ and have the opportunity to earn ranking points on the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD). These passes are administered and issued by the Central Eligibility Team. 

Access Pass

The Access pass is the starting point which acknowledges that the golfer has a governmentally recognised disability. Interested in learning more? Click on "Apply now" .

WR4GD (World Ranking for Golfers with Disability) pass

The WR4GD ranks the top golfers with a disability based on their average performance in counting events over a rolling cycle of the previous 104 weeks. The WR4GD pass allows players to earn World Ranking points for their performances in officially approved WR4GD events. 

To receive a WR4GD pass, players must apply and evidence to the satisfaction of the appointed Eligibility Team that their impairment has a significant effect on their ability to play the game, is eligible and meets the minimum impairment criteria as defined by the IPC Classification Code.

Rules of Golf

To facilitate the inclusion of all players with disabilities, The R&A and USGA created the Modified Rules of Golf for Players with Disabilities (MRGPD).  The purpose was to create a way for players with different impairments and non-disabled players to play equitably.  As with the general rules, the MRGPD is constantly monitored, reviewed and updated on a quadrennial basis.  The MRGPD is subdivided into five groups, which respect the needs of players with various impairments.

Equipment Permitted for Medical Reasons

In cases where modified equipment or an artificial device, such as a brace or gripping aid, will allow individuals with an impairment to play equitably in a particular competition, the player may approach the Committee in charge of the competition for permission to use the device under the Exception to Rule 4.3b.

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