The PGA of Australia is a not-for-profit Member-based organisation representing both Tournament Professionals and the Club Professionals, the PGA of Australia owns and manages the Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia which is a member of the International Federation of PGA Tours. The Australian PGA Championship, Australian Open and New Zealand Open are just a few of our sanctioned tournaments that carry World Ranking Points.
As the official sanctioning body for all elite male professional tournament golf in Australasia, the PGA of Australia has a successful history in producing numerous Major winners and world ranked players.
Challenger PGA Tour of Australasia (PGATA) – Professional golfers playing on the PGATA, status attained via Qualifying School or earnt and maintained through exemption categories.
Tournament Members are able to enter both Tournaments and Pro-Ams run through-out the country and are not recognised or eligible to teach or coach without undertaking a Vocational or Bridging programs.
Non-Members are able to enter (via non-members entries portal) tournaments where pre-qualifying for events are set, Temporary Tournament Membership-Tour is available for professional non-members, while Future Affiliate Tournament Membership is a pathway for elite amateur players.
LEGENDS TOUR – The Legends Tour showcases PGA Professionals at the minimum age of 50 years, playing across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, with more than 75 tournaments played each year. All Legends Tour events are Tournaments or Pro-Ams fully sanctioned by the PGA of Australia.
Many members of the Tour are household names in Australasian golf, with leading Legends still strong supporters of the Tour, as well as tournament players the Legends Tour also consist of Club Professionals and some elite amateurs who have come through the Legends Tour Q-School and now play alongside the players they watched in their early years.
The AFTM is designed as a pathway for Elite Amateur Golfers to maintain their Amateur status, while earning points to achieve a full Tour Membership in the following season of the PGATA. The membership has been developed by the PGA and Golf Australia as an alternative path for highly gifted amateur golfers of State and National ability.
The TTMT is a Professional restricted membership allowing non-member professionals to have any tournament winnings count towards the final PGATA OOM, final OOM standings will be applied to the following season standings, i.e. – Top 60 OOM. This membership was previously named Tour Affiliate Membership, and is opened to any professional golfer looking to join the Tour through ability and performance- throughout the season.
The PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School is conducted at the end of each season to establish which players, not otherwise exempt, will gain their playing privileges on the Tour for the following season through a qualifying competition. The competition is usually held over two weeks, with successful players gaining a membership allowing them to enter and play both PGA Tour events and PGA of Australia Pro-Ams.
Membership from a minimum of 50 years of age (before being eligible to compete) is via Tour Qualifying School, run at the end of the scheduled season. The following link will take you to the latest information, previous Qualifying School information is for reference only, while future details will be made available on event confirmation.