As a TD of a WGE Only event, you will need to submit the sanctioning fee, proof of insurance fee (if needed) and certified officials exam (if needed). The per player fees are waived in addition to the non-member fees.
Note: If you are running a regular tournament and including your female divisions in the WGE, the per player fees and non-member fees are only waived for the participants in Women's Global Event.
Yes. As a TD, you are required to upload scores for the ladies after each of the first two rounds of your local event on May 14, 2016. All participating WGE tournament directors will upload their scores via the PDGA Tournament Manager as normal. Scores, ratings and rankings will automatically be updated on the WGE results page.
If you are sanctioning a standalone WGE tournament please indicate “WGE - ” before your tournament name. If you are sanctioning a regular tournament and will be including your female divisions in the WGE please indicate “ + WGE” after your tournament name. (See examples below).
In the Event Notes section of the sanctioning agreement, please indicate that you would like your tournament to be included as a WGE event.
WGE - Spring Fling (Standalone ladies WGE)
Spring Fling + WGE (Regular tournament with WGE component for the ladies)
Please note that you must fulfill all of the requirements below for your tournament to show on the online calendar. If you believe you have fulfilled all these requirements, but still don’t see your event on the schedule, please contact the WGE staff.
All you need to do is upload your local player registration list via the PDGA Tournament Manager like you normally would. You can review your current registration on your individual results page and the Women's Global Event results page will be updated automatically with the current list of global participants.
No. The division you register for and play in at your local tournament will be the division you compete in for the WGE. You must play all tournament rounds in the same division at your local event including rounds that will not be included in the WGE.
All participating WGE tournament directors will upload their scores via the PDGA Tournament Manager as normal. Scores will automatically be updated on the WGE results page. Tournament Directors will be uploading scores throughout the day on May 14, 2016.
You will need a minimum of 1 woman playing in a women's division and a minimum of 3 players (women or men) who are ratings propagators playing on the same course layout during each round. For the rounds to qualify, they must be the first two rounds of the event and played on the same course and layout each round. Propagators are PDGA Members rated 800+ with a minimum of 8 officially rated rounds. Ratings propagators are required to calculate the ratings for the 2 rounds included in the WGE.
Yes, all WGE tournaments must be officially sanctioned by the PDGA. To sanction your tournament please visit http://www.pdga.com/online-sanctioning-agreement and submit a sanctioning agreement. Please be sure to specify in the Event Notes that you would like your tournament to be included in the Women's Global Event.
Yes, if there are no local tournaments, you might consider sanctioning and running your own WGE tournament. You will need to complete a sanctioning agreement and meet all sanctioning requirements (current membership, certified official, fee payment) and all WGE tournament requirements (3 propagators on the same layout, upload scores, submission of TD Report. etc.).
Yes! Non-member fees have been waived by the PDGA for the WGE. There is one exception. If your local event is classified as an A-Tier event, then membership is required.
Also, it is important to note that your while your round ratings for this event will be calculated for the purposes of determining a winner in each division, to acquire a PDGA player rating you do need to be a PDGA member. To become a new member, you can visit http://www.pdga.com/join and save 20% off new memberships with the code: 16WGENEW20.
Just register to participate in one of your local tournaments that have been registered as a 2016 PDGA Women's Global Event. There will be no need to register separately for the Women's Global Event since there will be no additional fee to participate other than your local tournament registration fee. The first 800 women to register for a local WGE tournament were eligible to reserve a Women's Global Event player’s package. As of January 20th, all 800 player's packages have been spoken for and are no longer available for reservation.
All WGE tournaments will be listed on the PDGA Event Schedule for May 2016 and on the2016 Women's Global Event page as well. Keep checking back for tournaments in your area as they are added to the schedule and get a hold of your local tournament directors and ask them to register their tournament as a WGE event.
Scores from the first two rounds of each participating tournament will be submitted by the individual tournament directors and rated by the PDGA. These round ratings will be totaled and averaged to determine the player's "Global Score." For the rounds to qualify, the event must include two rounds and have at least 3 ratings propagators playing on the same course layout during each round for ratings to be calculated as accurately as possible. The Global Scores will be updated throughout the day to determine our Women’s Global Event Champions and the winner in each division will receive a memorable trophy.