Cart Requests

NOTE: The below information and form is only necessary for player or caddies in events that do not allow motorized carts, which are all stages of the Illinois State Amateur Championship (including qualifying) and all stages of the CDGA Amateur Championship (including qualifying. For spectators, a cart needs to be requested for ALL events run by the CDGA.

The CDGA will evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, any request to use a cart in CDGA Championships or qualifying rounds due to a claimed disability. In order for the CDGA to evaluate properly such requests, it is necessary to submit medical documentation setting forth the exact nature of the disability and how that disability prevents such individual from walking during a stipulated round. In addition, players or spectators will have to submit information sufficient to enable the CDGA to determine that providing a cart would not provide a player with an advantage over other players. Each person seeking to use a golf cart due to a disability under the ADA must complete the below form and submit it to the CDGA.

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In each instance where an applicant is submitting a request for a golf cart, the cart request form (including the required medical documentation as specified on the cart request form) must be submitted to the CDGA by the player or spectator together and in writing by no later than the date the Championship entry application is due. Such information should be sent to the CDGA to the attention of Jodi Ciotti at Midwest Golf House through mail at 11855 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, via email at jodi@cdga.org or through fax at (630) 257-2088. The CDGA will not evaluate requests submitted via telephone or at the site of the Championship or Qualifying Round.

Applicants seeking to use a golf cart in more than one CDGA Championship during a given Championship season must submit each such request individually in writing prior to the date the relevant Championship entry form is due. The CDGA will evaluate the medical information previously submitted on the person's behalf during the same Championship year, provided it is current as of the relevant submission and was otherwise submitted in accordance with the procedures outlined above.

Please note that requests due to "temporary" injuries or impairments that do not qualify as a "disability" under the ADA will not be granted. A disability protected by the ADA is "a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of such individual." 42 U.S.C.S. 12102 (2001).