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CPGA Tournament Rules & Regulations

Carolinas PGA Rules & Regulations

Carolinas PGA Tournament Rules & Regulations

A thorough explanation of CPGA championships, exemptions, eligibility, purses, etc. for all CPGA sanctioned events.

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Carolinas PGA Championship Rules of Golf

A list of Local Rules and Terms of the Competition (a.k.a. “Hard Card”) that will be in effect for all CPGA Major Championships and tournaments run by CPGA Headquarters can be found here:

2024 Carolinas PGA Hard Card


The USGA issues clarifications and explanations on the Rules of Golf throughout the year. The USGA will update these clarifications quarterly. They can best be viewed at the USGA website here:

USGA Rules of Golf Clarifications

Condition of Competition for Grooves & Punch Marks

During the following Carolinas PGA tournaments, the player's clubs must conform to the groove and punch mark specifications in the Rules of Golf that are effective from January 1, 2010: Players Championship / PGA TOUR Member Qualifying, CPGA Assistant Professional Championship, CPGA Senior Professional Championship, and the CPGA Professional Championship. The condition will not apply to other CPGA majors, pro-ams, senior events, and other miscellaneous events. The PGA of America will implement the condition of competition for the PGA Championship, Senior PGA Championship and Grand Slam of Golf. The condition will also be in effect at the three PGA Member National Championships (PGA PNC, Senior PNC and Assistant PNC), the PGA Tournament Series, the PGA Junior Series and the PGA Junior Championship. The condition of competition will not be in effect for the PGA of America Member Winter Championship.

The PGA Tour (including the Champions and Korn Ferry Tours), European PGA Tour, other members of the International Federation of PGA Tours and the LPGA has adopted this condition of competition at all tournaments beginning in 2017. The condition applies to PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour and Champions Tour Monday (event) qualifiers; however, at Thursday pre-qualifiers, the condition will not be in effect.