Individual Tournament Expenses

An amateur may receive expenses for individual competitions, provided that the reimbursement for the expenses is approved by and paid through the amateur's state or regional golf association. Expenses include the following:

  • Round Trip Transportation/Travel
  • Accommodation/Lodging
  • Meals/Refreshments
  • Entry Fee
  • Caddie/Cart Fees
  • Practice Range/Practice Round Fees
Amateurs wishing to have expenses reimbursed must:
  1. Submit a completed "Disclosure Form for Reimbursement of Tournament Expenses" after participation in the competition.
  2. Submit a completed "Disclosure Form to Donate Expenses to an Amateur Golfer", which must be completed by the outside source paying the expenses.
Both forms must be submitted to the player's state or regional golf association. Please click here to find the golf association in your area.
Please contact the USGA Amateur Status Department if you have additional questions about the administration of expenses at (908) 234-2300 or via e-mail at
  Tournament Expenses Reimbursement Disclosure Form
  Disclosure Form to Donate Expenses to an Amateur Golfer
  Expense Rule FAQ

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