Procedures and Policies


Event Sequence:

1) The Met PGA Official on site finishes tournament announcements and carts disperse from staging area.

2) A siren will sound (either the course’s lightning alarm or a horn) after approximately 15 minutes have passed since carts left the staging area.

3) Once siren is heard, all play begins. NO PLAYER IS ALLOWED TO HIT UNTIL SIREN IS HEARD.

4) As soon as each group finishes, they MUST proceed directly to their golf cart, and drive directly to the scoring area without delay. All signing of scorecards and tallying will be done at the scoring area. Completed and attested scorecards are to be given directly to a MET PGA Official.

5) As soon as the THIRD group of the day hands in their scorecards, a stopwatch will begin and time will be supervised by the slow play liaison (most likely a board member who is participating in the event). That person will be in charge of enforcing the slow play policy for that event. This person will NOT be the present MET PGA official.

6) Any player or group of players that hand their scorecard to the MET PGA official after that stopwatch has reached the 35 MINUTE MARK will be considered in “Violation of Slow Play.”

Slow Play Penalties:
Any player or group of players that violate Point #6 above will be subject to the following “Slow Play Penalties” immediately:
1st Offense - Verbal warning and full name or names to be publicized on the MET PGA Website as slow play violators.
2nd Offense - 1 Shot Penalty
3rd Offense - 2 Shot Penalty
4th Offense and any further offense - Disqualification from Event


Players who score 90 and higher in an event for the first time, will receive a letter identifying their first breach of the policy. The hope is that prior to the next event, players will be better prepared and will make every effort to be as competitive as possible.

If a player returns a score of 90 or above a second time this season , our Tournament Chairmen will reach out to your head professional or someone who you might consider a mentor and see if there might be ways to help with your game or preparations for competition.

A third score of 90 or above will result in a suspension of playing privileges on the Assistants Tour until a documented plan is in place that everyone is comfortable with.

Staff will also report on collected cards that are not posted (no cards) to try and document their scores. If a player simply does not return a scorecard, it will be assumed they shot a score of 90 or above and will be included in the policy as set forth.


The Deadline for signing up for an Assistants Tour Event is the Thursday prior to the event at 5:00 PM. Any player who does not enter prior to the deadline has the option of entering as a Post Entry/Stand-by on site.


The field will be determined by a blind draw with random pairings. Pairing requests will not be granted. Pairings will be posted by noon on Friday.


18 Hole Individual Stroke Play with possible Optional Cash Skins and optional supplemental purse. Supplemental purse will be paid out to 1/4 of those who enter. If no skins are claimed the skin money will be added to the purse. All one day assistant events will be shotgun starts unless otherwise indicated. Hole assignments will be available at check-in. If necessary, the winner will be determined by a Sudden Death Playoff. Holes played in the playoff will be determined by the committee.


Players are required to use the locker room if it is available. If not, the parking lot is acceptable. Visit the event information page to see if locker room will be open.


Professional golf attire (no shorts for men).


Entry fees are to be paid by online registration only. The entry fee is $90.00 for A-8's and Registered Apprentices. The entry fee is $100.00 for Non-Registered Assistants. The stand-by and post entry fee will be $105.00.
* All players must have paid playing privilege fees or tournament dues.
* Non-registered assistants must pay an insurance surcharge as well as a Section administrative fee. This makes their total entry fee $100.00.
* Wait-listed professionals will be subject to the above entry fees.
* All post entrants will pay $105.00.


Players may post enter or stand-by on the day of an event. Withdrawals prior to 5:00 on Thursday will be replaced until noon on Friday according to the order on the wait list. One hour prior to tee off we will establish a waiting list to fill last minute withdrawals. All entries which were wait-listed plus any post entries will be eligible to fill open spots. Check-in for these openings must be with Met PGA staff. Entry fee for Post Entry/Stand-by procedure is $105. The Tournament Committee reserves the right to limit the number of post entries by any individual player.


You must cancel your registration before 5 PM on the Thursday prior to the tournament. As a professional courtesy we ask that any cancellation after that be directed to the host assistant, Met PGA office , or (no later than 10:00 am on the morning of the event). Withdrawals made before 5 PM Thursday will be charged a $5 Cancellation Fee. Any withdrawals after 5 pm on Thursday will be charged the tournament entry fee.


Assistants who fail to notify the Met PGA office, host assistant, or that they will not be competing in the tournament are subject to a loss of tournament privileges. In addition, they must forfeit the entry fee. Appeals for a waiver of entry fees or loss of playing privileges may be made in writing to the Assistants' Board via email no later than 4 days after the close of competition. Supporting documentation must be received no later than 14 days after the close of competition.


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