Cash prizes - breach of Amateur Status

We have recently been made aware that some clubs, or organisations, are handing out cash as prizes for some amateur golf events. We would like everyone to be aware that accepting a cash prize for playing golf, is in nearly all circumstances a breach of amateur status, and therefore all clubs should be aware that they cannot hand out cash prizes for an event involving golf skill (or even lack of golf skill).

However you may wish to note that if a group has a friendly wager amongst themselves for a small amount of cash, in the name of fun, and not for financial gain then that is usually acceptable.

For more information and guidelines on prizes for amateur golf events please refer to the following PDF or visit Rules of Golf or click on the following PDF Download:

Guidelines to Amateur Prizes