Longbow Golf Club to Host U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship May 18-21
Mesa, Ariz. (February 12, 2020) – Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz., a Troon Golf-managed golf course, will host the U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship May 18 – 21, 2020. The United States Disabled Golf Association (USDGA) highlights the skills of the world’s best disabled golfers and presents tournaments where disabled golfers can compete on a worldwide stage. The U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club will be a 54-hole competition taking place May 19 – 21, with a pre-tournament practice round taking place on May 18, 2020.
U.S. Disabled Golf Association players have various impairments such as amputees, wounded veterans, blind and partially sighted, Special Olympians, stroke survivors, cerebral palsy, and many others. USDGA Founder Jason Faircloth made it his passion and mission to develop U.S. events after having an incredible experience while playing in the Disabled British Open in 2011 and 2012. The U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship is recognized by the USGA and R&A as a World Rank event for golfers with disabilities.
“Longbow Golf Club is honored to be the host site for the 2020 U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship,” said Bob McNichols, developer of Longbow Business Park and Golf Club. “Longbow Golf Club has long advocated and supported adaptive golf. We have provided access, training, specialized equipment and partnered with Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center, and various community organizations to promote access to the game of golf for the adaptive golf community. We look forward to welcoming the competitors and presenting an exciting championship for top U.S. and international adaptive golfers.”
The 2020 U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club will be the USDGA’s third annual championship. The organization hosted its inaugural tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. in 2018, while the 2019 tournament was played at Independence Golf Club in Richmond, Va. Chris Biggins from Birmingham, Ala. and Grace Braxton from Fredericksburg, Va. are the defending champions in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively. The 2019 championship featured golfers from around the U.S. and eight foreign countries.
The tournament will be free to spectators and open to the public. Organizers currently are seeking volunteers and sponsors to support the event. For more information on the U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship, visit www.usdga.net. Follow the U.S. Disabled Golf Association on Facebook at facebook.com/usdisabledgolf and on Instagram at @usdga.