Player Policies

Withdrawal Policy

Withdrawing AJGA Tournament Applications
Submit an application to be considered for a tournament until the published Application Deadline for that event (5pm ET approximately five weeks prior to the tournament start).

The Application Deadline is also the Application Withdrawal Deadline. All Application/Withdrawal Deadlines are published in Dates to Remember.

Please recheck your schedule to ensure you are available to play prior to applying for an event. Withdraw from any tournament before the Application/Withdrawal Deadline. There is no need to withdraw an application if you want to remain an alternate should you not get accepted to the initial field.

If an application is withdrawn after the Application/Withdrawal Deadline OR a member does not pay the tournament fee by the Tournament Payment Due date, a $50 late withdrawal fee, payable in the Payment Center, will be assessed.

A member may not apply to future AJGA events until the late fee is paid. Each additional late withdrawal will increase this fee by an additional $50 (first time: $50, second time: $100, etc.).

Withdrawing an AJGA Qualifier Application
A member should submit an AJGA Qualifier Application during the application window (begins on the Friday after the tournament application deadline at 3 p.m. ET and ends on Monday at Noon ET). The end of the application window is also the Application Withdrawal Deadline.

Please recheck your schedule to ensure you are available to play prior to applying for an event. Withdraw from any AJGA Qualifier before the Application/Withdrawal Deadline. There is no need to withdraw an application to an AJGA Qualifier if you want to remain an alternate should you not get accepted to the initial field.

If an application is withdrawn after an Application/Withdrawal Deadline OR a member does not pay the qualifier fee by the Qualifier Payment Due date, a $20 late withdrawal fee, payable in the Player Center, will be assessed.

A member may not apply to future AJGA events until the late fee is paid. Each additional late withdrawal will increase this fee by an additional $20 (first time: $20, second time: $40, etc.).

Withdrawal Before an Event
NOTE: online withdrawals are available until 11:59:59 p.m. ET the day before the tournament's official practice round and until 11:59:59 p.m. ET the day before an AJGA Qualifier. To withdraw after that point, contact the AJGA on-site Tournament Director in person. Also, please review the refund policy before withdrawing from an event.

Withdrawals CANNOT be submitted via email or phone.

To withdraw from an AJGA tournament or qualifier prior to the start of an event, please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to the Player Center
  2. Click the tab “Withdraw from Events”
  3. Select the event type
  4. Read “Important Withdrawal Information”
  5. Choose from the list of events you have applied or been accepted to by clicking on the box to the left of the event from which you would like to withdraw - a check mark will appear
  6. Fill out required information: relationship to player and reason for withdrawal
  7. Click “Submit”

A confirmation page will appear - please print or screenshot this page. A confirmation will also be sent to your email addresses on file.

NOTE: Withdrawals can be submitted online as late as Monday at 11:59:59 p.m. ET and will result in PBE status being reinstated prior to the next day’s Application Deadline on Tuesday.

Withdrawal After an Event Begins
Once the junior begins play in the first round, he or she must withdraw in person with the Tournament Director prior to leaving the golf course (or host city) and before the competition has closed. The Tournament Director may ask the junior to talk to the Medical Attendant.

First Withdrawal
The Tournament Director (and Medical Attendant) will evaluate the player and document the withdrawal reason. Withdrawals will be listed as WD in event results.

Second Withdrawal
If a player withdraws from two AJGA events in a 12-month period, the AJGA will use the following process:

  1. If the player has been accepted to another AJGA event, they may be removed from that tournament field.
  2. If the player has not applied for a future AJGA event, their membership will be pending review and they may not be allowed to apply to any future events.
  3. All situations will be reviewed by the AJGA. Players and parents will be notified of changes to membership status.

If a junior withdraws from two events in a season, he or she may not be eligible for postseason honors.

No Cards/No Shows
Disqualifications under the Rules of Golf include but are not limited to:

  • juniors leaving the golf course or city in which the event is conducted during the competition without proper withdrawal
  • failing to appear for rounds of an event

Disqualification penalties because of intent or a deliberate decision by the player will be listed as DQ Rule 5.3a(NS) or Rule 3.3b(2)(NC) and printed next to the junior’s name in the results. The junior’s membership will be suspended, and he or she will not be eligible for postseason honors. If a junior has previously been accepted into a future AJGA tournament(s), they will be withdrawn immediately.