Golf Australia

Regulations for Amateurs to Provide Instruction

Golf Australia has altered the guidelines under which Amateurs can apply to receive payment for giving golf instruction. These changes encourage the greater delivery of programs aimed at introducing and/or engaging people in golf.

From the 1st January 2006 The R & A amended Amateur Status Rule 5-2b to read as follows:
“An amateur golfer may receive expenses, payment or compensation for giving golf instruction as part of a Program that has been approved in advance by the Governing Body.”

Golf Australia has worked with the PGA of Australia in setting the guidelines under which amateur golfers can apply to Golf Australia for approval to receive payment for instruction as part of a Golf Australia compliant program.

These guidelines encourage amateurs to work with PGA members in growing the game while also encouraging the provision of coaching in rural and remote areas.

Click on the links below for application details:

> Guidelines for Approval to Provide Instruction as part of a Compliant Program

> Application for Approval to Provide Instruction as part of a Compliant Program

> Frequently Asked Questions

02 July 2015
The R&A and the USGA have for the past few years been leading a project to develop a Worldwide Handicap System. Read more
01 July 2015
We’d all like to be still playing golf at 100, but few actually achieve it. That’s the reality, so for Peter Hendry, it has been a special time. Read more
03 July 2015
ALBANY: Women Stableford: S Burgess 37 T Metcalfe 35 L Moir K Steicke 34. more
03 July 2015
NORTH ADELAIDE: Merle Marten's Trophy: H Tanaka 37. A: W O'Connor Y M Ko 32. B: A Phillips J more
Golf Australia