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Amateur Status Definitions
Amateur Status Definitions - About Description
A
Amateur Golfer
An “amateur golfer”, whether he plays competitively or recreationally, is one who plays golf for the challenge it presents, not as a profession and not for financial gain.
C
Committee
The "Committee" is the appropriate Committee of the Governing Body.
G
Golf Skill or Reputation
Governing Body
I
Instruction
J
Junior Golfer
A "Junior Golfer" is an amateur golfer who has not reached a specified age as determined by the Governing Body.
P
Prize Voucher
A "Prize Voucher" is a voucher, gift certificate, gift card, or the like approved by the Committee in charge of a competition for the purchase of goods or services from a professional’s shop, a golf club or other retail source.
R
R&A
The "R&A" means R&A Rules Limited.
Retail Value
The "retail value" of a prize is the price at which the prize is generally available from a retail source at the time of the award.
Rule or Rules
The term "Rule" or "Rules" refers to the Rules of Amateur Status and their interpretations as contained in "Decisions on the Rules of Amateur Status"
S
Symbolic Prize
A "symbolic prize" is a trophy made of gold, silver, ceramic, glass or the like which is permanently and distinctively engraved.
T
Testimonial Award
A "testimonial award" is an award for notable performances or contributions to golf as distinguished from competition prizes. A testimonial award may not be a monetary award.
U
USGA
The "USGA" means the United States Golf Association.