Rules and Regulations

Pro Tour Information

Player Conduct

The APT expects all players to conduct themselves as professionals. Club throwing, offensive language, destruction of property, and any other conduct deemed by the Tournament Committee to be unbecoming of a professional will not be tolerated. The following is a list of the possible offenses and penalties:

Offensive language (per tournament)

First Offense: Warning

Second Offense: DQ warning and $100 fine

Third Offense: Disqualification and subject to dismissal from Tour

Club Throwing (per tournament)

First Offense: DQ warning

Second Offense: Disqualification and $100 fine

Destruction of Property (annually accumulative)

First Offense: DQ warning

Second Offense: Disqualification, $100 fine, and Tour expulsion warning

Third Offense: Tour expulsion


Striking a Tour Tee Marker (annually accumulative)

First Offense: DQ warning and $100 fine

Any Subsequent Offense: $100 fine and Disqualification


Failure to Rake Bunkers (per tournament)

All bunkers must be raked properly and thoroughly after a professional has played from it. Raking with a club or foot is not acceptable. The bunker should be left in better shape than when the player entered it in order to create equal conditions for all participants. If a caddie fails to rake a bunker, the professional is held responsible for his caddie’s actions. Failure to rake a bunker fines are as follows:

First Offense: DQ warning

Second Offense: Disqualification and $100 fine


Alcohol Consumption (per tournament)

Alcohol consumption during tournament rounds will not be tolerated. Up to a $100 fine will be assessed for each violation with possible disqualification from the tournament. This will be the sole discretion of the Tour Director.

Excessive alcohol consumption during a practice round, Pro-Am, and/or alcohol abuse during a Tour function will not be tolerated. Up to a $100 fine will be assessed for each violation with possible disqualification from the tournament. This will be the sole discretion of the Tour Director.

In the administration of these player conduct guidelines, a member of the Rules Committee shall not tolerate abuse, oral or otherwise, by a player. Such abuse may constitute conduct unbecoming of a professional. Any excessive behavior deemed unprofessional is grounds for disqualification or tour expulsion, and is at the sole discretion of the Tour Officials. Players disqualified or expelled are not entitled to a refund or credit for their entry fee or Tour membership fee.

Fines must be paid before the player will be allowed to tee off for the next round. Our conduct policy will be strictly enforced, and applies to all competitors.

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