Amateur Status

An amateur golfer must not receive payment or compensation, directly or indirectly, for giving golf instruction.  An exception is that an amateur golfer may receive expenses, payment or compensation for giving golf instruction as part of the CN Future Links program.

Another exception is that an amateur golfer who is (i) an employee of an educational institution or system or (ii) a counselor at a camp or other similar organized program, may receive payment or compensation for golf instruction to students in the institution, system or camp, provided that the total time devoted to such instruction comprises less than 50 percent of the time spent in the performance of all duties as such an employee or counselor.

For more information on the Rules of Amateur Status, please visit:

You can also contact Adam Helmer, Director of Rules, Competitions and Amateur Status by email at or by phone at 416-450-6374.

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