Amateur Status

The USGA writes and maintains the Rules of Amateur Status along with the R&A Rules Limited. An "amateur golfer" 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.  Please click see below for more information on Amateur Status.  For latest information visit the USGA page by clicking here.

Tournament Expense Reimbursement

Effective January 1, 2006 an amateur golfer in Hawaii may be reimbursed for expenses from individual competitions, provided that the reimbursement is approved and processed through the HSGA. 
For more information on Tournament Expense Reimbursement click here.  You may also contact us at or 808-589-2909.

Hawaii State Golf Association