Adapted golf rules

rules for disabled golfer

There are some golfing rules that players with a certain type of disability can not meet, or for which the player with a disability needs support. The fair play idea in the gulf is also to give these players the possibility to be able to compensate for a disadvantage, which is present due to physical or mental restriction.

For example, a blind player can not see when he touches the bottom of a bunker (and if he feels it, there is already a rule violation) and a player in a wheelchair will have no chance to play his ball in some bunkers.

"The Golf Rules for Disabled Players" therefore allow exceptions to be made for these and some other well-defined groups of disabled players, depending on the nature of the disability.

However, it does not automatically apply to every player with a disability the whole catalog of possible adjustments, but only the facilities listed for his category of disability. In order to qualify for the application of one of the categories, a player needs an official disability card with a corresponding entry.

If this disability ruling for players with disabilities is to be put into effect for tournaments, this must generally be included in a frame bid or individually in the individual invitation to tender.

The entire catalog of exceptions for players with disabilities

you can see the link to the the english version, down on this site


Here are the special rules in English