According to the Rules of Golf 2012-2015...
"An "Amateur" golfer, whether she plays competitively or recreationally, is one who plays golf for the challenge it presents, not as a profession and not for financial gain." (Rules of Golf 2012-2015)
Isn't it great to know that KWGA offers both!! We can play golf for the challenge...and on average...42% of the field is awarded prizes. That rate is way above the norm of 25%!!
KWGA is aware of the many women golfers who play regularly on weekends but do not belong to a private club or public golf course as they cannot participate on the weekly golf days. These women golfers can join this Handicap Club and play at a variety of golf course, meet other women golfers and have a GHIN Handicap number.