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As a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member, you will receive membership into a -USGA compliant club through USHandicap.com and issued an official USGA index.

Within 60 days of joining the tour and filling out the 2019 registration, each member will receive an email from USHandicap with instructions on how to sign into your account. You will not be able to access your Silver membership until you receive the confirmation email. Nothing will be mailed, everything will be done via email address.

See FAQ's here for more information.

 

Join The Golfweek Amateur Tour and get a free subscription to the New GOLFWEEK Magazine!

Every member of the Golfweek Amateur Tour receives a free one year subscription to the New GOLFWEEK magazine. That includes both digital and print editions.

To start your subscription, you must fill out the tour application when paying your membership fees. Click here to join the Tour. Please allow 4-6 weeks for for your magazine to arrive.

If you are already a member and have filled out the registration, you can go online here and set up a digital account with the email you signed up with on our website. Or you can use the Golfweek magazine app from iTunes.

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2019 Local Tour Rules TEAM

2019 TEAM Tour Local Rules

In addition to the exciting Tour Cup series and schedule, the Golfweek Amateur Tour will provide 4 separate local tournaments open to all Golfweek Members. Each event will be a TEAM event where members will compete in a 2 player Better-Ball NET Tournament. Read the guidelines below

FORMAT

The TEAM Tour will be a 2 player best ball format where each player plays his or her own ball from tee to green. The lowest NET score of the 2 player team will count towards the team score.

ELIGIBILITY

The TEAM Tour is open only to any registered Member of the Golfweek Amateur Tour, both playing partners must be Members. Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and local tour decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the event. 

INDEXES

The tour handicap index from Golfweek Amateur Tour Index will be used for tournament indexes.The tournament committee will confirm every player’s handicap that enters the event before the event is played. Note that the tournament organizers will establish an Exceptional Scoring Committee (ESC) that reserves the right to re-flight and/or disqualify any team that the committee determines has intentionally manipulated the concept of fair-play and clean competition.

The TEAM Tour has adopted the USGA guideline that recommends that in tournament play there be no more than eight (8) strokes difference between the handicaps of the partners in order to make the competition fair.

Example: A 2 handicap can pair up and compete with a 20 handicap, however the 20 handicap will have their tour index adjusted to 10 (8 points higher) .Working off of the lower handicap, the maximum allowable is 8 points higher than the 2 handicap, so the 20 would be adjusted down to a 10.

SCORING

Each event will be 18 holes of STROKE play, scoring the Team’s better ball (NET) on each hole.  Each player would take his/her strokes (adjusted) where they fall on the card. The TEAM with the best finishing team in the NET competition will be crowned champion. 

In our example above: Player 1 (2 index) would take strokes on the two hardest holes and Player 2 (10 index) would take strokes on the 10 hardest holes. Their Best NET score will count towards the TEAM score

If a player submits a signed card with a lower score on a particular hole than the actual score, the player will be disqualified from the tournament. It’s crucial that all players come to agreement BEFORE the scorecard is submitted final.

If there is a disagreement or uncertainty of the Rules of Golf

A Player must announce that he is playing a second ball. The First ball played will be the ball as it lies; second ball will be according to the alternate rule. At the conclusion of the round, the Tour Director will make the final ruling. The Tour Director will use golf course personnel to aid in final decision.

TIEBREAKERS

All 1st place ties will go to sudden death playoff on the course. All other ties will be broken by a scorecard playoff for prize payouts.

  1. Back nine TEAM total score
  2. Last 6 holes TEAM total score (#13-#18)
  3. Last 3 holes TEAM total score (#16-#18)
  4. #1 Handicapped Hole TEAM total score

If a tie remains after 4th tiebreaker, players will remain tied and split any prize amounts.

The Rules of the United States Golf Association govern play. Each tournament will have local rules and conditions for competition, it is the players responsibility to review and abide by all local rules on tournament days. An abbreviated version will be distributed at each tournament.

Complete text of Rules and Appendix 1 may be found in the Rules of Golf.

Unless otherwise noted in the Rules of Golf, the penalty for breach of a Local Rule or Condition is a two stroke penalty

BUNKERS

In the event that your ball is in a bunker that is unplayable due to the condition of the bunker (bunker washed away or limited sand) and with approval from your playing partners the tour will allow you “Rake and Roll”.  This means that the player can lift the ball. Rake the trap to create a “normal” bunker condition and then Roll the ball into the raked spot. Additionally all stones can be removed from bunkers.

DROP ZONES

ARE NOT IN EFFECT, Do not use them in a Golfweek tournament rounds

ONE BALL RULE

The One Ball rule is not in effect however players are encouraged to use the same ball throughout the round.

MARK YOUR GOLF BALLS

Players are required to mark their golf balls and identify them to their playing partners.

DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES

Rangefinders and GPS units are permitted for tournament play assuming the units do not adjust for slope and/or wind direction and speed.  

CLOSE OF COMPETITION 

The competition is deemed to have closed when the trophy has been presented to the winner or, in the absence of a prize ceremony, when the scores have been approved by the Committee.


 
 

 

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