The USGA defines an Amateur golfer as follows:
An "amateur golfer" is one who plays the game as a non-remunerative and non-profit-making sport and who does not receive remuneration for teaching golf or for other activities because of golf skill or reputation, except as provided in the Rules.

The South Carolina Golf Association works in concert with the United State Golf Association at "Protecting the integrity of the game".  The SCGA handles all questions and violations pertaining to amateur status.  We also examine and process applications for amateur status reinstatement with the USGA.

For more information concerning Amateur Status - Rules of Amateur Status
To apply for Amateur Status Reinstatement - Amateur Status Reinstatement

Individuals approved for Amateur Status Reinstatement:

First Name

Last Name

City

Date Approved

2017

Justin

Ouimet

Hilton Head

1/20/2017

2016

Alva

Wendland

Hollywood

1/27/2016

Stephen

Poole

Aiken

2/1/2016

Michael

Roper

Pawleys Island

3/1/2016

Douglas

Wall

Greenville

3/2/2016

Delahoussaye

Brent

Greenville

3/11/2016

Groves

Andrew

Columbia

3/22/2016

Bernie

Sigmon

Ridgeland

4/7/2016

Michael

Tulacz

Rock Hill

5/11/2016

Dale

Mercer

Charleston

5/11/2016

Gary

Odom

Greenwood

6/1/2016

Bryson

Jones

North Augusta

6/3/2016

Hildebrandt

Judson

Okatie

6/16/2016

Brown

Jones

Columbia

6/22/2016

Brandon

Coggins

Gaffney

7/7/2016

Scott

Edwards

Hilton Head

8/17/2016

Andrew

Jones

Greer

8/26/2016

Bob

Tierney

Summerville

8/29/2016

Jedd

McLuen

Mt. Pleasant

9/21/2016

Randy

Few

Florence

9/26/2016

Luke

Hart

Lexington

10/25/2016

B.J.

Hill

N. Charleston

11/1/2016

Todd

Beiers

Lexington

11/7/2016

Zachary

Metcalfe

Murrells Inlet

12/2/2016

2015

Robert

Packard

Fort Mill

1/9/2015

David

Amundson

Lugoff

1/12/2015

Roger

Brooks

Bluffton

2/12/2015

Jason

Wade

Mt. Pleasant

2/27/2015

Mike

Moxie

Simpsonville

2/27/2015

Robert

Boyd

Charleston

3/5/2015

David

Ohrn

Bluffton

3/17/2015

Chris

Wolfe

Blythewood

3/24/2015

Charles

Ipock

Darlington

5/4/2015

Bob

Merryman

Summerville

5/12/2015

Scott

Usher

Charleston

5/12/2015

Arthur

Nilsen

Easley

5/20/2015

Dane

Burkhart

Aiken

5/3/2015

Derick

Oyervides

Greer

7/8/2015

John

McMahon

Hilton Head

8/21/2015

Chad

Siefert

Simpsonville

9/1/2015

Henry

Amundson

Walterboro

9/15/2015

Amory

Davis

Charleston

9/15/2015

Berenice

Fedder

Bluffton

11/9/2015

Kyle

Bradley

N. Augusta

12/17/2015

Jeff

Cutright

Myrtle Beach

12/24/2015

2014

Frank

Wrenn, IV

Greenville

1/10/2014

Jarrett

Grimes

Columbia

1/17/2014

Jordan

Fink

Hartsville

4/1/2014

Tripp

McAllister

Lake City

4/8/2014

Bunyarat

Morpan

Swansea

4/9/2014

Bob

Merryman

Summerville

4/16/2014

Josh

Clark

Simpsonville

5/13/2014

Janine

Fellows

Pendleton

5/21/2014

Kevin

Prentice

Beaufort

6/24/2014

Robert

Fulton

Hilton Head

7/8/2014

Tyler

Durham

Easley

7/8/2014

Richard

Taylor

Myrtle Beach

7/22/2014

James

Hamilton

Columbia

8/13/2014

Daniel

Allen

Hartsville

8/16/2014

Garland

Ferrell

Greenville

9/1/2014

Thomas

Bullock

McClellanville

9/18/2014

Thomas

Tinsley

Greenwood

9/23/2014

Maness

Michael

Greenville

10/4/2014

Sease

Jordan

Lexington

11/27/2014

Newton

Bryan

Waterloo

12/31/2014

2013

Justin

Thompson

Clarks Hill

2/16/2013

Bryan

Fleming

Bluffton

2/15/2013

Brock

Murphy

Columbia

2/24/2013

Bryan

Tucker

Columbia

3/5/2013

Luke

Boatright

Irmo

4/16/2013

Tom

Gaines

Columbia

5/6/2013

T.J.

Walsh

Roebuck

5/13/2013

Warren

Glover

Murrells Inlet

5/31/2013

Whit

Massey

Mt. Pleasant

6/12/2013

Kellen

Altman

Myrtle Beach

6/13/2013

Colin

Hawkins

Hilton Head

6/17/2013

Alex

Magowitz

Hilton Head

6/30/2013

Richard

Brown

Hilton Head

6/26/2013

James

Emerson

Beaufort

5/10/2013

Greg

VanderWeele

Johns Island

10/12/2013

Reed

Bjorkman

Johns Island

12/3/2013

Jonathan

Rustin

Mt. Pleasant

12/8/2013

2012

Deanna

Freeman-Childers

Sheldon

1/3/2012

Douglas

Burrell

Mt. Pleasant

1/23/2012

Chris

Locker

Chapin

2/2/2012

Dan

Cook

Charleston

3/12/2012

Jason

Boutin

Ladson

3/16/2012

Rhett

Graham

Conway

4/11/2012

Charlie

Bohmert

Beaufort

4/21/2012

Brian

Quackenbush

Aiken

5/11/2012

Baxter

Culler

Myrtle Beach

4/13/2012

Jason

Huguet

Greer

6/1/2012

Bryan

Kelley

Greenville

6/1/2012

Tom

Beaumont

Columbia

6/26/2012

Christopher

Lewis

Hilton Head

6/28/2012

Kenneth

Murray

Columbia

7/10/2012

Steve

Foss

North Augusta

7/12/2012

Nick

Short

Mt. Pleasant

7/16/2012

Zack

Siefert

Simpsonville

8/28/2012

Brad

Martin

Honea Path

9/4/2012

Michael

Manders Jr.

Rock Hill

9/4/2012

Michael

Ramsden

Mt. Pleasant

9/28/2012

2011

Eric

Lang

Lexington

2/14/2011

Kevin

King

Bluffton

3/30/2011

Christopher

Calabrese

Mt. Pleasant

5/5/2011

Steven

Henry

Bluffton

5/23/2011

Jeffrey

Cook

Varnville

5/24/2011

Richard

Cox

Greenville

6/6/2011

Jeffrey

Noll

Murrells Inlet

6/22/2011

Kyle

Eckenroth

Camden

7/12/2011

Clarence

Atkinson

Lexington

7/19/2011

Rebekah

Gawinski

Columbia

7/21/2011

Jack

Ferguson

Charleston

8/8/2011

Tracy

Connor

Conway

9/14/2011

John

Obrien

Columbia

9/21/2011

Todd

Barranger

Hilton Head

9/30/2011

Gregg

Jones

Florence

10/26/2011

Kevin

Dehlinger

Greer

11/1/2011

Christopher

Cuneo

Bluffton

12/1/2011

Deanna

Freeman- Childers

Sheldon

1/3/2012

2010

John

Ebersole

Mt. Pleasant

2/11/2010

Ben

Goforth

Greenville

2/16/2010

Stan

Waterhouse

Hilton Head

3/3/2010

Vincent

Graffeo

Tega Cay

4/14/2010

Terence

Green

Aiken

5/11/2010

Daniel

Sloan

Greenville

7/23/2010

Ben

Goforth

Greenville

7/25/2010

Samuel

Farrar

Columbia

8/18/2010

Patrick

Politan

Hilton Head

8/19/2010

Michael

Wilson

N. Charleston

9/1/2010

Jeffrey

Chapa

Summerville

9/7/2010

Thomas

Carpenter

Aiken

9/17/2010

Clement

Cleveland

Hilton Head

9/18/2010

Gary

Perkins

Early Branch

9/30/2010

Barry

Roof

Myrtle Beach

12/14/2010

2009

Stephen

Brown

Bluffton

4/2/2009

Kevin

Carnell

Murrells Inlet

1/29/2009

John

Carroll

Conway

12/10/2009

Chester (Rick)

Freeze

Liberty

3/9/2009

Richard

Galves

Myrtle Beach

8/20/2009

Billy

Hall

Fort Mill

8/14/2009

Paul

Harrington

Manning

2/18/2009

Jason

Huguet

Greer

3/18/2009

Jimmy

Hyams

Charleston

2/11/2009

Ernest

Jones

Bluffton

11/30/2009

Seth

Laydon

Bamberg

1/23/2009

Derrick

Oyervides

Greer

6/25/2009

Katherine

Quinney

Myrtle Beach

9/9/2009

David

Seawell

Aiken

3/12/2009

Ted

Snavely

Fort Mill

5/4/2009

Thomas

Stevenson

Bluffton

8/14/2009

Mark

Swygert

Windsor

12/16/2009

Christopher

Taylor

Batesburg

6/9/2009