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As a Golfweek Amateur Tour Member, you will receive membership into a -USGA compliant club through 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.

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2019 Perm Local Rules

2019 Permanent Local Rules

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

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.


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. (For this reason alone, it’s imperative that if an issue arises on the course and a settlement cannot be reached within the group, a 2nd ball should be played). If a player believes a rules infraction has occurred, the player must announce to the group that a rule may have been broken AT THE MOMENT the incident occurred. Failure to do so at the moment would result in the penalty not applied and the correct ruling may not be made.


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

  1. Back nine total score
  2. Last 6 holes total score (#13-#18)
  3. Last 3 holes total score (#16-#18)
  4. #1 Handicapped HoleIf a tie remains after 4th tiebreaker, players will remain tied and split any prize amounts.
For 2 day events, the tiebreakers will be applied to the 2nd and final round to break ties.


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.


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


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


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


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


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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