Fan Guide for 3rd U.S. Adaptive Open


| Jul 02, 2024 | Newton, Kan.

Fan Guide for 3rd U.S. Adaptive Open


Attendance to the U.S. Adaptive Open is complimentary and does not require a ticket.  We invite you to attend all practice and championship rounds.  Fans are welcome to arrive prior to the day’s first scheduled events and leave at the conclusion of play.

Schedule of Events

Starting times can be found at https://championships.usga.org/usadaptiveopen.html

Tee times will be from 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. CDT subject to change, unless there are delays.

  • Friday, July 5, Practice facilities only
  • Saturday, July 6, Practice Round 1
  • Sunday, July 7, Practice Round 2
  • Monday, July 8, Championship Round 1
  • Tuesday, July 9, Championship Round 2 (the field will be cut approximately in half after 36 holes of play)
  • Wednesday, July 10, Championship Final Round

Fan Parking and Transportation

Fans can park at Grace Community Church, 1600 S Anderson Ave, Newton, KS 67114 during the championship. However, Fans will not be able to park at the church prior to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 7.

Due to limited parking, all fans and families are encouraged to carpool.


Fans will be shuttled directly to the course (approx. 10 minutes). Shuttles will begin each day starting Friday, July 5, at 6:00 AM and be available until one hour after play concludes.

While limited in the Newton, Kansas area, if fans choose to use a Ride sharing option, the pickup and drop off will be located directly at the club.

Food and Beverage Information

Food and beverage options will be available for purchase on the property. Fans are encouraged to bring their own water bottles to fill up on course. Complimentary bottled water is only provided for the players playing in the Championship.

Cooling fan stations will be available at the clubhouse and on holes 1, 4, 10, 14. In addition to the clubhouse, water refill stations are available on holes 2, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17. Additional refill coolers will be available on mobile units throughout the golf course.

Mobile Device Policy

The USGA encourages fans to capture their favorite moments at our championships and stay connected with family and friends while onsite. We have set guidelines on mobile device usage to ensure our players and other fans are not distracted or disrupted during the championship.  Fans may carry mobile devices smaller than 7” in length and/or height; however, please make sure all device volume controls are set to “silent” or “vibrate” and flash photography is disabled prior to entering the championship site. Phone calls should be limited to areas away from play and not in any area that may disrupt play. Photography, video, and audio recording are permitted throughout the course, but content must not be used for commercial purposes. Live streaming or shot-by-shot coverage of any player (with or without video) is not permitted at any time throughout championship week.

Conducting a national championship for the best players in the world is our primary focus. Violation of any of the above policies may result in immediate expulsion and loss of attendance privileges for the remainder of the Championship.

List of Prohibited Items

  • No Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)
  • No Explosives and/or Fireworks of any kind
  • No Tablets and/or Computers (mobile devices smaller than 7" are permitted, subject to mobile device policy)
  • No Drones
  • No Selfie Sticks
  • No Cameras (point and shoot, film, or DSLR) or Video Cameras, other than practice round days, for personal use only
  • No Noise-Producing Devices (including portable speakers)
  • No Backpacks, Briefcases, Purses and/or Bags larger than 6" W x 6" H x 6" D in their natural state
  • NOTE: Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12" W x 12" H x 6" D are permitted.
  • No Signs, Posters and/or Banners
  • No Food and/or Beverages except for medical or infant needs
  • Water bottles (32-ounce size or less, no glass) are permitted and encouraged provided they are empty
  • No Glass, Coolers, Aerosol Cans and/or Spray Bottles except for medical or infant needs
  • NOTE: Personal-care items (3-ounce size or less) are permitted.
  • No Pets (other than service animals as defined by the ADA assisting individuals with disabilities)
  • No Lawn Chairs and/or Oversized Chairs (carrying cases are not permitted) 
  • No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items
  • No Bicycles allowed inside admission areas or on the championship grounds
  • No other items or actions deemed unlawful, dangerous or disruptive by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel, in their sole discretion

NOTE: The USGA reserves the right to amend the List of Prohibited Items at any time to provide a safe and secure championship.

Spectator Conduct Policy

Spectators of USGA Championships, including fans, player guests or support, and any other attendees, are expected to conduct themselves and interact with others in a respectful and courteous manner, with consideration for the physical and emotional well-being of others, and to treat all individuals with a sense of dignity and respect.

Spectators are requested to obey all Championship policies including, but not limited to, those provided on any attendance ticket or credential, all posted signage, and any instructions from Championship marshals and officials, USGA staff and volunteers, and club staff and volunteers.  Spectators are prohibited from engaging in inappropriate behavior (whether on or off the course) towards any players, caddies, marshals, officials, volunteers, fans, USGA or club staff or vendors, or championship guests.  Inappropriate behavior may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Physical abuse or harassment of any nature
  • Verbal or emotional abuse or harassment, threats, or taunting or shouting insults 
  • Blatant or excessive profanity
  • Derogatory, rude, or aggressive conduct
  • Damage to the golf course, club facilities or equipment
  • Inappropriate use of a mobile device
  • Conduct which is disruptive to competition or distracting to a player
  • Conduct which could result in an unfair advantage to a player or disadvantage to another player 

Violation of this policy may result in immediate removal from the Championship premises and/or prohibition from attending future USGA Championships, as determined by USGA in its sole discretion.

Autograph Policy

We ask that you respect each player’s complete focus on preparing for and playing in the championship. If you are requesting an autograph, please be respectful and wait until they have concluded play for the day and have finished signing scorecards. 

Tee Times and Results

Please visit https://championships.usga.org/usadaptiveopen.html for Tee Times and Scoring.

Golf Channel Coverage

Golf Channel will have a presence on-site with reporter, Andy Stevenson, who will be conducting interviews and providing live updates throughout the championship. 

These segments will show on Golf Today, 12-2pm CT, and Golf Central, 4-5pm CT, and the final 30 minutes of Wednesday’s Golf Central coverage may be dedicated to USAO coverage.  A combination of highlights, player interviews, live reports, features, vignettes, and leaderboards will take place 1-2 times per hour on these Golf Channel shows. 

Golf Channel films will also be producing two player features that will air throughout the championship.

In addition, the USGA will have championship information on the USGA app and usga.org, including live scoring, video highlights, course information, written features, photos and video features, as well as daily highlight packages on its YouTube channel.

Social Media

The USGA will provide in-depth coverage of the championship on all its social media platforms.  Please follow along at @USGA and with #USAdaptiveOpen. 


The City of Newton and Harvey County Police Departments have developed a comprehensive plan for security of the championship.

Advice while attending a USGA Championship while on or off site:

  • Lock vehicles at all times.
  • When storing valuables in a vehicle, place them securely in the trunk and out of sight.
  • Do not give valuables to unknown persons.
  • Do not leave valuables unattended at any time.
  • Report any suspicious persons or activities to police or USGA on-site staff