|Procedures For Requesting A Golf Cart In CDGA Championships And Qualifying Rounds|
The CDGA will evaluate, on a case-by-case basis, any request to use a spectator 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 a spectator 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 be warranted under the ADA. Each person seeking to use a golf cart due to a disability under the ADA must complete and submit to the CDGA the form entitled Information to be Supplied by Anyone Claiming a Disability Seeking to Use a Cart in A CDGA Championship or Qualifying Round.
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 prior to the date of the Championship or Qualifying Round. Such information should be sent to the CDGA to the attention of Jodi Ciotti at Midwest Golf House, 11855 Archer Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439. The CDGA will not evaluate requests submitted via telephone or at the site of the Championship or Qualifying Round .
Applicants seeking to use a spectator cart in more than one CDGA Championship during a given Championship season must submit each such request individually in writing prior to the date of the relevant Championship or Qualifying Round. 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).Download Application for Spectator Cart at CDGA Events