Tournaments » Regulations/ Pace of Play

2016 Tournament Table of Contents


The following are designated as the Tournament and Player Regulations (the “Regulations”) of the Arizona Golf Association (“AGA”).

The Executive Committee has mandated that the Tournament program be self-sustaining each year. These Regulations shall be in effect for all AGA Members and at all AGA Tournaments. They shall be administered on-site by an AGA official.

The Executive Director may, at his sole discretion, waive or modify a particular Regulation if it is in the best interest of the Association. Any such action will be reviewed by the Tournament Committee as its earliest convenience, and players notified following such review.

It is each contestant's responsibility to know the Regulations concerning participation in association events. By submitting an entry for an AGA event, a player accepts responsibility for knowing and understanding the Policies & Procedures of the AGA, and is agreement to abide by them. It is also an acknowledgement that there are certain risks inherent in the game of golf and acceptance of personal liability for all such risks.

The Arizona Golf Association reserves the right to decline or withdraw any entry at any time in its sole discretion. Any person whose entry is accepted shall be subject to the rules and conditions of play set forth by the AGA.  AGA Staff in its sole discretion will decide issues not otherwise covered in these Regulations and Policies.  Such decisions will be remanded to the Tournament Committee for possible inclusion in future policies. 


A Event Description and Listing
1. AGA Tour: Open, Divisionals and Qualifying
2. AGA Teams: Listing and Selection Criteria
3. Senior Cup Series
4 Club Team Championship
5. USGA Qualifying
6. Sanctioned Events
B Player Eligibility and Entry Procedures
1. Eligibility
2. USGA Handicap requirements and adjustments
3. Exemptions, Host Site Ivitations
3. Entry and Withdrawal Procedures
4. Alternates (Wait List)
C Tournament Administration and Conduct
1. Pairings, Starting Times, Playoffs
2. Rules Applications, Local Rules, AGA Hard Card
3. Code of Conduct
4 Practice Rounds
5. On-Course Conditions of Competition
a. Apparel
b. Caddie Assignments
c. Drinking Water on Course
d. Electronic Devices
e. Spectator Policy
6. Other
a. Use of Carts, ADA Accommodation
b. Inclement Weather, Suspension, Cancellation
c. No Financial Interest, Broadcast Rights
D. Pace of Play Policy
1. TimePar
2. Checkpoint Policy - Tee Times and Shotgun
4. Penalties, Appeals
E. Tournament Players Association
1. Types of Membership (Basic, Par, Birdie, Eagle)
2. Benefits of Membership
F. Points, Teams and Awards
1. Points Polciy and Criteria
b. Points for AGA Stroke Play Tournaments
c. Points for AGA Match Play Events
d. Points for USGA Qualifying
e. Points for Sanctioned Events-Type I and II
2. AGA Team Events
3. Player Awards
G. Appendix
1. Definitions
2. Site Selection, Budget and Setup Criteria
a. Process for Selecting Sites
b. Sample budget
b. Determining yardage and hole locations
3. Course Marking Philosophies and Procedures
4. AGA Hard Card