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Under the rules of Golf and amateur status of the R and A, the maximum an amateur can win is £250. Under the rules of golf and amateur status of the USGA the maximum an amateur can win is $500. If an amateur accepts a prize of greater than this they forfeit their amateur status, and are therefore by definition a professional golfer.

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How do you become an amateur golfer?

If you play golf, you will be classed as an amateur golfer. Unless you turn professional you will be an amateur golfer.

Amateur golf status?

Amateur status is defined by the USGA and R and A as simply not a professional golfer. The maximum amount of money an amateur can win is £250 / $500. If an amateur accepts a prize of greater than this they are deemed to have broken the rules of amateur status and therefore become a professional golfer.

Does an amateur golfer collect money if he wins it at the PGA Masters?

An amateur can only win $500 or £250, anything over this they aren't allowed to collect it.

Does an amateur golfer win prize money E.g. The amateur that came joint fifth at the british open?

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Can a amateur golfer have a caddy who is a pro golfer?

Of course! if he wants to do it, he can, no matter if he's a pro or not.

What is the average handicap of an amateur golfer?

around 36

How much does an amateur win in a professional comp?


What is considered amateur status on golfs nationwide tour?

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What amateur golfer has the most holes in one?

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Can a pro golfer play amateur events?

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How tall is amateur golfer chris wood?

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Who was Charles Chick Evans?

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Under the Rules of Golf how much money may a player accept as a prize without changing his amateur status?

Under the rules of the USGA an amateur golfer must not accept a prize with a retail value of more than $750 dollars. Under the rules of the R&A an amateur golfer must not accept a prize with a retail value of more than £500.

What is the average club head speed of a normal golfer?

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Who is Haley Stephens?

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