About Amateur Status

An “amateur golfer” – as defined by the Rules of Golf – is one who plays the game as a non-remunerative and non-profit-making sport and who does not receive remuneration for teaching golf or for other activities because of golf skill or reputation, except as provided in the Rules.

Except for the Massachusetts Open and U.S. Open, all Mass Golf and USGA Championship events are open to amateur golfers only. Mass Golf works in concert with the USGA in processing and examining the application of individuals seeking amateur status reinstatement.

Individuals looking to be reinstated as amateurs should contact Mass Golf directly at 774-430-9100 or visit the USGA’s Amateur Status page for more information.