6. Applying the Rules
National Governing Body When Player Has Multiple Residencies The Rules of Amateur Status are administered by an amateur golfer’s national governing body, which is the national governing body for golf in the country where the player resides and plays the majority of their golf, regardless of nationality.   Note: In relation to the administration of the Rules of Amateur Status in Great Britain and Ireland, The R&A is the national governing body. When a player has dual or multiple residencies, the respective national governing bodies should coordinate to determine which body should have responsibility for the person concerned. If a decision cannot be reached, the national governing bodies should consult The R&A before making a decision. (Updated January 2023)