Rules of Amateur Status

The USGA writes and maintains the Rules of Amateur Status along with the R&A Rules Limited. An "amateur golfer" is one who plays the game as a non-remunerative and non-profit-making sport and who does not receive remuneration for teaching golf or for other activities because of golf skill or reputation, except as provided in the Rules. 

As a supporting State/Regional Golf Association (SRGA), the MGA administers the Rules of Amateur Status in the Metropolitan Area. For more information on the Rules of Amateur Status visit one of the USGA links below. If you need assistance in applying for reinstatement or have any questions regarding Amateur Status, contact us at: championships@mgagolf.org