FAQs

If I am a member of the Korn Ferry, Canadian Tour, PGALA, PGA China or Euro Challenge Tour, do I get a discount on my Membership?

Yes. Conditional members of the Korn Ferry Tour and FULL members of the Mackenzie Tour, PGA Latin America and Euro Challenge Tour may join the APT for $850 per year. If you have already joined as a full APT member and your qualify at a later date, we will credit you the difference. Note: You are required to have documentation of your membership and status from the Tour.

Who is eligible to play in an APT event?

All professionals and amateurs with a USGA handicap of 2.0 or less may play on a space available basis.

Who is eligible to play in Pro-Ams?

Pro-Am events are generally played the day before the first round of the tournament. Depending on the number of pro-am teams, professionals will participate in pro-ams based on the following protocol: Top 20 on the current Money List, Requests by local sponsors, Players volunteering to participate.

Note: Each pro-am start will have a $500 skins game – no entry required. Should a pro-am have 10 teams or less, each player will receive $50 for playing.

When are tee times posted?

The 1st & 2nd round tee times will be posted by 5:00pm two days prior to the start of each event.  Pairings will be posted at the Tour trailer, texted to players,  and online at www.apt.golf; at each tournament’s information page, and on the BlueGolf Pro Golf app.

Do I have to pay for a practice round and range balls?

Most practice rounds are FREE to all players that want to walk.  A fee will apply to those players that want to rent a golf cart – fee usually around $15-25. Players are required to call the pro shop to arrange a tee time for practice rounds.

NOTE: Due to supply issues, the APT will not have our own range balls for the 2022 season. Should inventory become available, we will add them during the season. Thank you for your understanding here.

Are yardage books available at each site?

Yes. A limited number of books are available each week. They are sold in the APT trailer on Monday and Tuesday for $25.

Note: Yardage Books produced prior to 2019 for APT events are now NON-Conforming according to the new USGA Green Book rules.

How many players make the CUT?

For the 2022 regular season, the top 35% of the starting field and ties after 36 holes will make the CUT with a maximum of 50 and ties. For two course events and fields over 168, the CUT is a maximum of 60 and ties.

How will I receive my earnings from a tournament?

ALL APT earnings are distributed by Direct Deposit  through our Quickbooks payroll service. After you make your first tournament cut, you will be sent  an email from Intuit Quickbooks to set up an account, and  to enter your direct deposit bank information.    Foreign players will need to contact Kathy DeSerrano to arrange payment options.

How do I withdraw from a tournament?

Withdrawals will be accepted for any reason when notice is given by 5:00 PM on the Wednesday, 7 days before the 1st round.  Players can transfer their entry fee to a future tournament at no additional cost, or get a refund back to their credit card.  There will be a $50 administrative fee for all refunds back to credit card.  Players MUST call the tour office at 817-567-3654 to withdraw.

For withdrawals after this Wednesday deadline, the player will forfeit his entry fee to this tournament.  Medical and personal emergency withdrawals after this Wednesday deadline will be evaluated case-by-case, and if accepted, there will be a $100 administrative fee.

No refund or credit will be offered once a player has teed off during tournament play.  No Shows will NOT receive a refund or credit.

If I qualify or gain entry into a PGA / Korn Ferry Tour event will my entry fee be refunded?
Yes.  Please contact our office at 817-567-3654 by 12:00 PM on Tuesday to notify of your qualification.  There is no fee to transfer the entry to another event, but if you request a refund, there is a $50 cancellation fee.
Am I allowed to wear shorts while playing in an event?

Proper golf attire is required. Slacks are preferred during pro-ams and tournaments, but shorts are allowed. Shirts are to be tucked in and hats worn forward. No jeans!

Are range finders allowed during tournament play?
The use of distance-measuring devices will be permitted in all APT events.  The devices with slope, must be able to turn off this feature to be eligible.
Are golf carts allowed?
No.  Unless otherwise stated, all APT events will be walking.  Carts will be allowed during practice rounds.
Will I have to provide my own caddy?

Caddies are encouraged, but not required. APT tournaments do not arrange for caddies. The player may carry his own bag or use a push cart.  All caddies must wear Caddy Bibs during tournament play.

Are pull / push carts allowed?

Yes, players or caddies may use pull/push carts.

Does the APT rent push carts?

Yes. We also have 10 Clicgear push carts that may be rented each week for $40 for the week. You may reserve a push cart during tournament registration. A list of cart rentals is available on each tournaments info page.

Will private housing be available?

Private housing is available at most events, but is not guaranteed.  Private housing is for APT members only and is only be available to players registered for an event.  Members may request housing during the registration process. Housing is first registered,  first served. So register early!

As housing becomes available, you will be contacted by the local housing director. If you are curious on where you stand, please contact Taylor Deike at taylor@kgsportsco.com 

Note: If you have not been contacted about housing 21 days before the event, we strongly suggest you make other arrangements. If housing becomes available you within 21 days of the tournament, you have the option to change your plans.

 

Is there a host hotel provided at each event?
Yes, there will be a host hotel for each event that will provide a discounted rate to tournament players.  Information regarding the host hotel can be found on each tournament’s info page.
Are there any member benefits regarding equipment and apparel?

Absolutely! The APT will provide a list of Preferred Partners that offer members significant discounts on their products.  Once you have joined, you will receive a Member Discount Program detailing our Tour Partners. For more information, See Partner Discount Programs on our website.