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Playing golf as a recreational sport or hobby

Amateur Status

As amateur golfers play largely for pleasure, the game at this level is largely self-regulating.

But when amateurs play competitions it can be important to make a distinction between amateur and professional players.

The Rules of Amateur Status create a framework that define where amateur status ends and being a professional begins.

The Rules of Amateur Status cover:

  • Amateurism and professionalism
  • Prizes and prize limits
  • Expenses
  • Instruction and advertising

Discover more through The R&A