THE RULES

Things You Need to Know

We founded Amatour Golf with one goal in mind: giving our players an enjoyable, fair and rewarding golf experience in a competitive environment.

All events are open to amateur players with a bona fide handicap index of 21.0 or less, this handicap can be gained at a golf club in the normal way or via the England Golf arrangement if that comes into force in time for 2021 season.  Golfshake handicaps will not be sufficient. Players with a handicap of up to 28.0 may be allowed at some events (contact us before booking) but will have to play from index of 21 to be eligible for prizes/order of merit. All handicap indexes must be based on at least 4 WHS 'qualifying' scores in the 12 months prior to date of event. We may ask for evidence of qualifying scores obtained and access to your England Golf  profile using the friend system.

Players without official or qualifying handicaps are welcome to casual play at events if space & club rules allow. We also operate a waiting list for all events.

Each event will be strictly limited to 40 players (usually minimum of 24).

This means all players have a reasonable chance of making one of the 24 qualifying places in the grand final.

The 13 tour winners will gain entry to final with the best 10 in the order of merit (who haven't qualified as winners). The overall order of merit winner also gets a guest space at tour finals. If there are any multiple event winners, extra places on order of merit for tour finals.

At the tour final, the order of merit leaderboard will dictate starting points, eg the overall winner gets 5 points start, with decreasing points start as you go down the OOM.

Handicaps will be adjusted after each event (and after first day of 2 day events), you may need to submit cards via your home club.

Players can play together with friends and request preffered times but in general all tee times are drawn. On day 2 of two day events, players are grouped in reverse order with leaders in last groups.

All live leaderboards/apps are for information purposes only, final positions only confirmed after verification of scores through cards and handicap checks. The organisers decision is final.

2's Super Pot. All 2's scored during the course of the tour will be entered into the draw for the great top prize (same prize as main tour winner). The tour winner WILL NOT BE eligible to win 2's super pot. Each 2 scored is one entry to draw, with 3 bonus entries for each NTP winner, any hole in one gets 10 bonus entries.

The draw will be filmed live and streamed on Facebook within 72 hours of end of the Grand Final event.

The 2's super pot prize is dependent on minimum 24 players at each of the 13 events (312 competitors). In the unlikely event that numbers are less than this the 2's pot will be paid pro rata.

We will operate within all applicable Covid-19 rules in force at the time and location of events. If any event needs to be  postponed due to circumstances beyond our control, credit will be given for the rearranged event or alternative event at different course of the same or similar value.

Any Covid-19 related cancellations will entitle you to a full refund.

All players must abide by rules of golf, local rules and general good golfing etiquette.

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