Does the tour require
The Minor League Golf Tour has aligned itself with The United States Golf Association
(USGA) which has confirmed January 1, 2014 as the date for implementing the
Condition of Competition for all USGA amateur championships and qualifying
events that limits players to clubs manufactured with grooves and/or punch marks
that conform to all aspects of the Rules of Golf, including those that were made
effective on January 1, 2010.
This Condition of Competition reads as follows: "The player's clubs must conform
to the groove and punch mark specifications in the Rules of Golf that are
effective from January 1, 2010.” Details of the condition are described in
Decision 4-1/1 in the Decisions on the Rules of Golf.
For more details and to determine if a club or set of clubs conforms to the new
specifications, players should visit
The USGA Informational
Additional questions may be directed to the USGA Rules of Golf Department at
908-234-2300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Am I eligible to play?
If you are a professional or a skilled amateur with a USGA handicap of 6.0
How do I register?
All players (New, Past, & Present) can login and register online. If you have any questions please call 561-398-9960.
How do I pay?
Please login and pay online with a credit card or your checking account via Dwolla.
How do I get my tee time?
Tee times are available after 7pm the day before the event. Click
on the Tee Times link on the menu bar or on the Event Info screen or
Do I have to
join the tour to play in an event?
Yes. Because each player has their own situation we offer memberships in
varying lengths. Annual memberships are $300 per year, 6 Month Memberships are $200, 1 Month Memberships are $100.
For visiting or occasional players we have a Single Event membership fee
of $50. Read all about
What does the Entry Fee
The Entry Fee includes everything: Cart and Greens Fees, Range Balls,
Pinsheet, Tournament Administration and Purse Contribution.
Are Taxes taken out of my
Only if you do not have a current
W-9 on file. All players must submit a
W-9 with a US Social Security or Tax ID number on it or be
subject to 30% withholding on all earnings. A 1099-MISC will be sent in
January for the previous years earnings to players that earned over $600
during the year.
Can I wear shorts?
Do we take carts?
much does it cost to play in an event?
Our Events cost $125-$250* per day. The cost per day may be
higher for Majors and special multiple day events.
* Entry fees vary depending on the venue, payout percentage and time
of year. Course costs are composed of cart fees, greens fees,
range balls, cart staff gratuity and tax. Course costs can be more
than twice the summer rate from January through April. Entry fees
will be adjusted accordingly to guarantee our payout percentage and
first place guarantee.
How much of
the Entry Fee goes towards the purse?
As much as possible. The Minor League Golf Tour has a formula to
determine how much to charge for each event based upon the cost to run
the event and our Guaranteed
First Place and 33%, 40% or 50% of the Field Payouts.
can I make?
Last place in the top quarter of the field earns at least their entry
fee, and solo last place money is equal to at least 1/4 of your entry
fee. Here are our
Guaranteed First Place and
33%, 40% or 50% of the Field Payouts in more detail.
Can I play
a practice round?
Practice rounds will be available at all tournament sites on a case by case
basis. Players are responsible for practice rounds including reserving tee
times and any fees that may apply.
long are the courses?
The purpose of The Minor League Golf Tour is to help golfers learn to
compete at the highest levels, therefore we play from the back tees
whenever reasonable. Our host courses range in yardage from
6500-7350 yards. Ladies will play no less than 94% of the yardage
and will compete in the same event.