Amateur Status

As a regional golf association affiliated to the USGA, the Puerto Rico Golf Association is responsible for handling all requests, questions, and matters concerning the amateur status of any recreational and/or competitive golfer in Puerto Rico. Applications for reinstatement of the amateur status by the USGA are available at the golf association.


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An amateur golfer must play the game and conduct himself in accordance with the Rules of Golf.

Amateur Status is a universal condition of eligibility for playing in golf competitions as an amateur golfer. A person who acts contrary to the Rules may forfeit his status as an amateur golfer and as a result will be ineligible to play in amateur competitions.

Purpose and Spirit of the Rule

The purpose and spirit of the Rule are to maintain the distinction between amateur golf and professional golf and to keep the amateur game as free as possible from the abuses that may follow from uncontrolled sponsorship and financial incentive. It is considered necessary to safeguard amateur golf, which is largely self-regulating with regard to the Rules of play and handicapping, so that can be fully enjoyed by all amateur golfers.

To order to learn more about Amateur Status, please visit the USGA's website.

PRGA Affiliations & Partnerships

  • USGA
  • Olmypics
  • Caribbean Golf Association
  • R&A
  • IGF
  • PGA Tour
  • LPGA

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