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.
If you play golf, you will be classed as an amateur golfer. Unless you turn professional you will be an amateur golfer.
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.
An amateur can only win $500 or £250, anything over this they aren't allowed to collect it.
Doesn't get a bean. Amateurs do not get any prize money.
Of course! if he wants to do it, he can, no matter if he's a pro or not.
Amateur status is where a Golfer is not a professional Golfer. On the nationwide tour it would be considered as the player can win the event and trophy and the exemptions that go with it but they cannot take the prize money, as this is against the rules of amateur status. As the Nationwide tour is a professional tour there are no amateur members but some amateurs get asked to play the events in sponsors exemptions.
Only if he resigns from PGA and after 2 years he is considered to be an amateur
For this Armature its about 90 yards A competitive good scratch Golfer will be in the low 220s