Frequently Asked Questions - PDGA Tour
Information regarding the PDGA Tour
Please contact the PDGA office with your request for reclassification at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pro players can reclassify as amateurs provided they meet the following criteria:
1) The player has not accepted cash while competing in a Professional division within the past calendar year
2) The player has not previously been reclassified as an Amateur within the past five years.
3) The player's rating is...
- less than 970 for males who are Open age players (less than 40 during calendar year)
- less than 935 for males who are Master eligible players (40+ during calendar year)
- less than 900 for males who are Grandmaster eligible players (50+ during calendar year)
- less than 850 for males who are Senior Grandmaster eligible players (60+ during calendar year)
- less than 800 for males who are Legend eligible players (70+ during calendar year)
- less than 900 for females who are Open age players (less than 40 during calendar year)
- less than 850 for females who are Master eligible players (40+ during calendar year)
- less than 800 for females who are Grandmaster eligible players (50+ during calendar year)
- less than 750 for females who are Senior Grandmaster eligible players (60+ during calendar year)
Players who do not meet this criteria may still request reclassification but are expected to provide detailed reasons along with any supporting documentation. For example, a player requesting reclassification due to injury will need to provide a letter from an appropriate medical professional.
Yes and No. You may compete in amateur divisions at A, B, and C Tier events if your player rating falls within the guidelines: http://www.pdga.com/documents/divisions-ratings-points-factors However, you are now classified as a Professional with the PDGA and are ineligible to compete in Amateur Majors such as the US Amateur Disc Golf Championship and Am Worlds.
*Please keep in mind that you may accept prizes in lieu of cash in a Professional division and remain an Amateur.
Under the top menu bar you will see "PDGA Tour". There will be a drop down menu; click on "Tournament Directors". The forms will be listed in the column on the right-hand side of the page listed as "Documents and Resources". QUICK LINK: http://www.pdga.com/tdinfo/resources
On the top menu bar click on "PDGA Tour". There will be a drop-down option stating "Tournament Directors"; click on this and look on the far right-hand column to find "TD Payment".
Follow this link: www.pdga.com/rules/becoming-a-pdga-official
This document will help explain the different levels:
If you have further questions, please contact our tour manager, Dave Gentry. email@example.com
Yes. It can be found here: http://www.pdga.com/rules/3-4-dress-code