The undersigned hereby applies to enter the 2020 PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School. An application to participate in the Qualifying School may only be accepted by the PGA of Australia if the PGA of Australia has received a completed and executed application form as provided by the PGA of Australia and the prescribed application fee by the Entry Deadline. The PGA of Australia may reject or revoke an application at any time, irrespective of whether it has been accepted, including during either Stage of Qualifying School.
The PGA of Australia reserves the right to apply other reasonable criteria (including, but not limited to, judgements as to character, conduct and other criteria in accordance with the current PGA of Australia Member Regulations) to all those who apply to become Full Members of the PGA of Australia. Accordingly, the PGA of Australia may, in its absolute discretion, determine whether to extend the undersigned an invitation to join the PGA of Australia as a result of their successful completion of the Qualifying School or whether to accept an application for membership once an invitation to join the PGA of Australia has been extended.
Qualifying numbers will be allocated on a pro rata basis based on the number of competitors at each Section venue of First Stage.
If the undersigned successfully completes the Qualifying School and wishes to apply to become a Full Member of the PGA of Australia, they must pay the prescribed membership fee and complete a Membership Form before an application can be considered.
The PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School is open to:
(i) All professional golfers; and
(ii) All amateur golfers with a handicap of 2.4 or less under the handicapping scheme adopted by the recognised authority controlling golf in the country from which they elect to enter. An official certificate from the relevant home club affiliated with the national Golf Union or Golf Association verifying an applicant’s handicap must accompany this application before it can be considered.
A player may withdraw at any time provided notification of their withdrawal is received by the PGA of Australia in writing and signed by the player withdrawing. Players who withdraw prior to the Entry Deadline will receive a full refund of their Entry Fee. Players who withdraw after the Entry Deadline will be refunded no more than AUD$1,155 (incl. GST).
Unless extreme personal circumstances exist, once a participant tees off (or is absent on the tee) he is no longer eligible for any type of refund.
c) PGA of Australia Membership Seminar and On-line Assessments
All players who attend Final Stage of Qualifying School must attend the prescribed PGA of Australia Membership Seminar and those who have been a Member for less than 3 years in total and have yet to complete the On-line Education Module must complete the required on-line study programmes. Any player who fails to attend the Membership Seminar(s) will be ineligible to be considered for Full Membership and those who fail to complete the required on-line study programmes by the prescribed dates may have their membership revoked. Session date(s), time(s) and agenda(s), along with on-line learning deadlines will be made available to all eligible participants in due course.
d) Prize Money
Prize money allocated to competitors at Final Stage will be confirmed prior to Round 1 of Stage 2.
e) Amateur Status
Pursuant to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Ltd, an amateur golfer may compete in any qualifying competition for a professional Tour without breaching amateur status rules, provided that in advance of play and in writing, the golfer waives their right to any prize money in the competition. This declaration will be available for completion at Player Registration at both venues of Qualifying School.