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
Jarrin Josue Myrtle Beach 1/27/2017
Rob Butler Camden 2/6/2017
Dustin Adair Spartanburg 3/10/2017
John Brock Irmo 3/30/2017
Ryan Straup Johns Island 4/6/2017
Jeffrey Goldner N. Myrtle Beach 4/6/2017
Brannan Hudson Columbia 4/17/2017
Will Ferguson Lyman 4/20/2017
Matt Hendrix Greenville 4/24/2017
Richard Brazeau Daniel Island 4/27/2017
Richard Weston, Sr. Pawleys Island 5/2/2017
Austin Reeves Greenville 5/10/2017
Thomas Delcourt Tega Cay 5/19/2017
Ryan Kaufman Hilton Head 5/21/2017
Tanner Ervin Mt. Pleasant 5/27/2017
Robertson Riley Charleston 6/12/2017
Wade Corn Pawleys Island 9/12/2017
Wolfgang Dubis Johns Island 9/13/2017
Brett Harris Greer 10/4/2017
Martin Gerr Fort Mill 10/17/2017
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