Frequently Asked Questions
What is required to participate?
Weekday Series: 18+, no professional golf status, an official or unofficial handicap
Select Series: 18+, no professional golf status, an active GHIN#, and a handicap of 15 or less
How do I join?
You’re already part of the RDUgolf Tour community!!
Weekday Series events have no membership and nothing to join.
Select Series events have a limited number of memberships to be sold, but will have a non-member registration window. More info can be found on the Select Series Overview page
If I'm on the waitlist and cancel, am I charged a cancelation fee?
Your card is NOT charged at any time while you’re on the waitlist and no cancelation fee is attached to canceling when not in the main field.
When a golfer is moved from the waitlist to the Main Field, their card on file will be charged at that time and cancelation fees are enforced.
What if I can’t make it to every event?
No problem at all.
You only register for events you can play, so register for as few or as many as you want.
But the more you play, the higher you can climb on the leaderboard
Why is the Tour using weighted handicaps?
Weighted handicapping is used to offset the extra strokes gained by golfers from the Pace of Play rules adjustments (triple max, white stakes played as lateral hazards, etc.)
As a golfers handicap gets higher, the likelihood of benefitting from the PoP adjustments, so they will receive a portion of their handicap
Full handicap weighting can be found on the “Event / League Structure” page
How does the Waitlist work if an event is sold out?
Look at the “Waitlist Policy on the “Event / League Structure” page
Your card will NOT be charged until you moved from the waitlist to the full roster.
What days are events?
The Select Series will host events on Saturdays or Sundays.
The Weekday Series will host events on Wednesday or Thursdays
Can I be paired with my friend?
There will be a window to submit pairing request (Monday-Wednesday) of the event week.
Not all requests are guaranteed, but we will do our best to facilitate.
Note: The Blind-Pairing Best Ball will not have any guarantees of pairings
Can I help with anything?
If you have any specific skills, knowledge, or course connections, please reach out to RDUgolfTour@gmail.com
What aspects are looked at in the Select Membership application process?
Meeting the qualification requirements (18+, Active GHIN#, handicap of 15 or less).
- No prior conduct issues
- No prior pace of play issues
- No instances of causing RDUgolf Tour admin more work on your behalf
- Various other factors
Can I play Select Series events without a Membership
There will be a member registration window and a non-member registration window for every event
What are the benefits of the Select Series membership?
- A gift bag
- Entry into a hole-in-one pool
- Early event registration
- Discounted event registration
- Higher consideration for the annual Match Play Invitational
- Higher consideration of Ryder Cup selection
- More consistent competition
Does a Select Series membership guarantee me a spot in each event?
No, but a membership will provide you an early registration window and a discounted rate
Is there a league or membership fee?
For the Select Series, there is a small amount of memberships sold via an application process, but all events will have a non-member registration date
I don’t have an official handicap, can I still join?
Weekday Series events: Yup. There are plenty of resources to get a free handicap.
Please see the “Handicapping” section of the website
Select Series events will require an active GHIN#
What if I don’t know anyone?
Not a problem.
We will pair you with a with similar skill level and ages.
What is ever average handicap or score for events?
In 2021, the average gross score was 91. Scores ranged from 68-125.
The average handicap was 12.
Ranging from +3-35
Can I get a refund?
For Cancelation / Refund policies see the “Event / League Structure” portion of the website.
For Weather related refund policies “Event / League Structure” portion of the website
Are Range Finders and GPS's allowed
Range Finders and GPS ARE allowed, but only without the usage of Slope.
I have never played competitive golf before, is that fine?
We have golfers of every skill level and plenty of first timers as well as people that haven’t played competitively years
Why do major events and private courses require playing in at least 1 other event?
This is to reward golfers that are committed to the league.
Private courses and Major venues will be the most popular events. The Tour is not here to only provide access to exclusive courses or provide heavy discounts
If I show up late, can I be added to a later tee time?
Late arrival policies are listed in the “Rules” section of the website
I only care about winning and nothing else. If this for me?<br />
Our main priority is enjoying golf and the community. Playing good golf is always great, but enjoy the people around you and the course.
I can direct you to winning-focused leagues if you would like