PGA TEAM GOLF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Basics

What is PGA Team Golf?

PGA Team Golf (formerly City Tour) is a golf tournament series for golfers ages 21+ consisting of local golf tournaments culminating in a National Championship in September. Golfers do not need to play in every event.

What is the tournament format?

PGA Team Golf hosts 18-hole tournaments on Saturdays or Sundays. Each tournament is team-based and offers a best-ball and a scramble division (teams select which format they want to play after paying the registration fee).A Team-based golf format - Nextgengolf City Tour

What is team-based?

A team is considered 4 to 6 people, broken down into 2 or 3 pairs. The two lowest scoring pairs on a team are your team's score. If you have 3 pairs, your third pairs scores are dropped. Confused? Here's a simple infographic:Nextgengolf City Tour Tournament Details

We know not everyone has a team, individuals are more than welcome to register.  Our staff will simply assign them a team for the tournament. All individuals are known as "Free Agents". If you enjoy playing with your playing partner, you may elect to play with that person again next time.

Do I pick my own teammates when I create a team?

Absolutely, when you create a team you can invite as many people as you like to join and compete with you for each tournament.  You also choose your pairs prior to each tournament round.

How do I sign up if it's just me and one friend?

If you and a friend (2 people) would like to play, the best way to do that is to "start a team". Since the minimum number of players on a team is 4, we will then round out your team with free agents to fill the other spots.

What are the prizes?

The top pairs and teams in each format win prizes at all tournaments

  • Top team and pair prizes
  • Optional skins game
  • Closest to the hole prizes
  • Long drive prizes
  • Srixon golf balls
  • 1st and 10th tee bars
  • and more

The top teams at the end of the summer will earn an invitation to the PGA Team Golf Championship.

Who Can Play

Who is eligible to participate in PGA Team Golf?

All amateur golfers 21+ are eligible to participate.

Men and women are welcome. Women will play the more forward tees.  For more details, check out the Rules and Eligibility page.

Do I have to sign up at the beginning of the season?

New teams and individuals are always able to join mid-season.  Many new teams form in July and August in preparation for the PGA Team Golf Championship

Is this related to the NCCGA?

PGA Team Golf and NCCGA are both operated by the PGA of America. You don't need to be a member of one to play the other.

Do I need a handicap?

The Best Ball and Scramble team formats provide a fun, social golf experience for players of all skill levels and do not utilize handicaps.

How good do I need to be?

PGA Team Golf caters to players of all ability levels.

Registration

How do I sign up?

Click on your local area from the PGA Team Golf homepage and follow the instructions by clicking "Sign Up Now" for any of the events. If you have additional questions, please send us an email at pgateamgolf@pgahq.com.

How much are tournaments?

Greens fees per player vary by course. Included in all tournament fees are 18-holes of tournament golf, a cart, Srixon golf balls, snacks, tees, and more.

Check out your local area's page to see the pricing for your local tournaments.

What's the membership fee?

$0. PGA Team Golf doesn't charge a membership fee. You simply pay the tournament fees for each event you participate in!

What do we receive at tournaments?

Each City Tour event includes:

  • 18-holes of golf
  • Golf cart
  • Range balls (if course has a range)
  • Sleeve of Srixon golf balls
  • 1st and 10th Tee Bars
  • Tees
  • And more!

What is the refund policy?

Players must request a refund or credit more than one week prior to the tournament date.  Refunds or credits will be issued outside of this window on a case-by-case basis.  For more information check out the Rules & Eligibility page

Where can I find the full Rules & Eligibility information?

PGA Team Golf Rules & Eligibility can be found here.

The Liability Release and Tournament Participation Terms can be found here.  Any questions contact pgateamgolf@pgahq.com.

Local Tournaments

How many tournaments are there?

Each local area has a different number of tournaments based on demand. All tourneys take place on Saturday or Sunday afternoons from March to October with the PGA Team Golf Championship taking place in September.

Can I compete if I do not live in the local area?

Of course! We want to see people golf and it does not matter where you are from.

Can I play in tournaments in other local areas?

Absolutely!

Team-Based

How do I start a team?

To start a team you will have to first register for a tournament(s). Navigate to your area's page to begin the registration process. Click "Sign Up Now" and follow the prompts to start a new team. Once you have registered your team will officially be created. Now you can start to invite your teammates.

Teammates are able to join your team by going through the tournament registration process. They will simply select "Join an existing team" and then select your team name.

How do I join a team?

Click on your area's page to begin the process. Click "Sign Up now" and follow the prompts to join an existing team. Once you finish registration, you will be introduced to the team captain.

What if I don't have a team?

No problem! Simply register as an individual, known as a "Free Agent", and we'll assign you to a team.  Click on your area's page to begin the process. Click "Sign Up now" and follow the prompts to be a Free Agent. The week of the tournament we will assign you to a team with an open spot.

A Team-based golf format - Nextgengolf City Tour

How are groups determined for tee times?

Pairs from two different teams are paired together.  Not only does the format allow you to meet and network with another pair in your area, it also helps ensure scoring integrity.

If I create a team, does my whole team get registered?

No. Once you create a team, you can either sign up and pay for all of your members at once or have them individually join and pay. We do not hold spaces for teams as sign ups are first come first serve.

How many people do I need to start a team?

Four. To have an official team, you need at least 4 players (max of 6). If you have less than 4 players, we will help you pair up with other players in your area.

How many people can be on my team roster?

A team consists of 4 to 6 players. If you have more than 6 players interested in competing, simply start a second team!

A Team-based golf format - Nextgengolf City Tour

What if I cannot field a full team for a tournament?

You may compete as a team with just 4 to 6 players.  If you are unable to get 4 players, our staff will assist you by assigning Free Agents to your team or matching you up with another team fielding a lineup of less than 4 players.

Can my team's roster change during the season?

Yes, you are able to change which players are in your lineup from one tournament to the next.

Can I play on more than one team in my city?

Yes, you are able to play each event on a different team if you choose.

Do I have to play with the same partner for each tournament?

Nope, you are able to play in all tournaments and play with a different partner each time. Your Team Captain will be setting the lineups so be sure to communicate who you want to play with to him/her.

PGA Team Golf Championship

How does my team qualify for the PGA Team Golf Championship?

Be the best team in your city in either format...but seriously, check out the Rules and Eligibility page for how you can join us at the PGA Team Golf Championship in September.

Does my team have to play in all tournaments?

No, but to be eligible for the PGA Team Golf Championship your team will need to play in at least 1 tournament.