General Info                               



The LPGA Amateur Golf Association (LPGA Amateurs) Championship started in 1995.  It has grown to be the largest women’s amateur golf competition in the world and we want YOU to be a part of the fun and excitement. Members of all skill levels are encouraged to compete so give the Championship a try and put your game to the test!

Stages of the LPGA Amateur Championship

  • The Local Qualifier, an 18-hole local qualifying round currently held by each Chapter.
  • The Sectional Qualifier, an 18-hole round held at 15 venues from June – August.
  • The LPGA Amateur Championship Finals, a two-day, 36 hole event held in early October.


The LPGA Amateur Championship offers two different competitive formats: Stroke Play and Scramble. You select the format that best fits your game, personality and skill level.


Stroke play competitors play in one of five flights at based upon their USGA Handicap Index.

Flight    Handicap Range 
Championship       0.0 to 10.0 
First     10.1 to 17.0
Second     17.1 to 24.0
Third     24.1 to 32.0
Fourth     32.1 to 40.4


First place low gross and first place low net winners in each of the flights will qualify to advance to the next stage of the competition.


Additionally, recognition awards are given for the low gross and low net Senior players (55-69) and for the low gross and low net Super Senior players (70 and over).




Scramble teams consisting of four (4) women who meet the eligibility requirements to play in the LPGA Amateurs Championship.  The team handicap will be determined using the Ambrose method - fifty percent of the average Course Handicap of the four players.  1st and 2nd place winners will advance to the next level of the competition.



TO QUALIFY, LPGA Amateur Golf Association MEMBERS MUST:

• Follow the registration guidelines distributed by your local Chapter

• Be a female, LPGA Amateur Golf Association member in good standing*

• Have a verifiable USGA Handicap Index and have an equivalent of two 18-hole scores posted to your handicap record in the current year, prior to the handicap cut-off date for their respective Local Qualifier

• Be an amateur golfer as defined by the USGA


*LPGA Amateur Golf Association Gender Policy applies