GOLF Am Tour is divided into six separate flights and two divisions: Open & Senior.
Senior flights for players 55 and over will be offered at the Senior National Championship but may or may not be available at local events or Majors depending on participation.
Players are flighted initially based upon their lowest and most current USGA Handicap Index.
A current USGA Handicap Index includes a minimum of six (6) scores within the past calendar year. Once a Tour Player has completed at least four (4) tournament rounds on the GOLF Am Tour, that player will have obtained a GOLF Channel Tournament Index, which only factors scores played on Tour. GOLF Channel Tournament Index will be used to coincide with the appropriate flight if it is lower than a player’s USGA Handicap Index. Similarly, the Tournament Index may be used to coincide with the appropriate flight if it is higher than a player’s USGA Handicap Index, however, this request must originate from the player and adhere to the policies, procedures, and timing explained below. For more information on Handicaps, please check out our Handicap FAQ.