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Divisions, Ratings, and Points Factors

Divisions, Ratings, and Points Factors

Last updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 17:25

Ratings requirements, age eligibility & points factors for PDGA sanctioned events effective 1/1/2019.

Division Code color shading only indicates the typical player skill level detailed in: PDGA Course Design Player Skill Level Guidelines, not the color division played in at a Ratings-Based event. That is determined by the individual player's player rating.

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Professional Divisions, Ratings, & Points Factors

Pro Mixed Divisions

Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Suggested Minimum Ratings Pro Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
Pro Open MPO All 970+ 15 10 7.5 5 2.5
Pro Master 40+ MP40 40+ during full calendar year 935+ 12 8 6 4 2
Pro Master 50+ MP50 50+ during full calendar year 900+ 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Pro Master 55+ MP55 55+ during full calendar year 875+ 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Pro Master 60+ MP60 60+ during full calendar year 850+ 6 4 3 2 1
Pro Master 65+ MP65 65+ during full calendar year 825+ 6 4 3 2 1
Pro Master 70+ MP70 70+ during full calendar year 800+ 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Pro Master 75+ MP75 75+ during full calendar year 800+ 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Pro Master 80+ MP80 80+ during full calendar year 800+ 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75

Pro Women-Only Divisions

Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Suggested Minimum Ratings Pro Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
Pro Open Women FPO All 900+ 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Pro Master Women 40+ FP40 40+ during full calendar year 850+ 6 4 3 2 1
Pro Master Women 50+ FP50 50+ during full calendar year 800+ 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Pro Master Women 55+ FP55 55+ during full calendar year 775+ 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Pro Master Women 60+ FP60 60+ during full calendar year 750+ 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Pro Master Women 65+ FP65 65+ during full calendar year 750+ 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Pro Master Women 70+ FP70 70+ during full calendar year 750+ 3 2 1.5 1 0.5

Amateur Divisions, Ratings, & Points Factors

Amateur Mixed Divisions

Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Req. Rating Am Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
Advanced MA1 All Any (required for 935+) 15 10 7.5 5 2.5
Intermediate MA2 All < 935 12 8 6 4 2
Recreational MA3 All < 900 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Novice MA4 All < 850 6 4 3 2 1
Amateur Master 40+ MA40 40+ during full calendar year Any 12 8 6 4 2
Amateur Master 50+ MA50 50+ during full calendar year Any 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Amateur Master 55+ MA55 55+ during full calendar year Any 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Amateur Master 60+ MA60 60+ during full calendar year Any 6 4 3 2 1
Amateur Master 65+ MA65 65+ during full calendar year Any 6 4 3 2 1
Amateur Master 70+ MA70 70+ during full calendar year Any 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75

Amateur Women-Only Divisions

Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Req. Rating Am Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
Advanced Women FA1 All Any (required for 825+) 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Intermediate Women FA2 All < 825 6 4 3 2 1
Recreational Women FA3 All < 775 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Novice Women FA4 All <725 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Amateur Master Women 40+ FA40 40+ during full calendar year Any 6 4 3 2 1
Amateur Master Women 50+ FA50 50+ during full calendar year Any 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Amateur Master Women 55+ FA55 55+ during full calendar year Any 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Amateur Master Women 60+ FA60 60+ during full calendar year Any 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Amateur Master Women 65+ FA65 65+ during full calendar year Any 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Amateur Master Women 70+ FA70 70+ during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.5

Junior Mixed Divisions

Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Req. Rating Am Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
Junior =18 MJ18 <= 18 during full calendar year Any 6 4 3 2 1
Junior =15 MJ15 <= 15 during full calendar year Any 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Junior =12 MJ12 <= 12 during full calendar year Any 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Junior =10 MJ10 <= 10 during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25
Junior =8 MJ08 <= 8 during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25
Junior =6 MJ06 <= 6 during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25

Junior Girls-Only Divisions

Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Req. Rating Am Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
Junior Girls =18 FJ18 <= 18 during full calendar year Any 6 4 3 2 1
Junior Girls =15 FJ15 <= 15 during full calendar year Any 4.5 3 2.25 1.5 0.75
Junior Girls =12 FJ12 <= 12 during full calendar year Any 3 2 1.5 1 0.5
Junior Girls =10 FJ10 <= 10 during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25
Junior Girls =8 FJ08 <= 8 during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25
Junior Girls =6 FJ06 <= 6 during full calendar year Any 1.5 1 0.75 0.5 0.25

Determining PDGA Player Age

A player's official PDGA Age is based on their year of birth, NOT their birthdate. So whatever age they will be on their birthday during the calendar tour year is their PDGA age for that entire calendar tour year and determines their eligibility for age-based divisions.

Examples

  • If a 10 year old player will turn 11 at anytime during the calendar year, their PDGA age is 11 for that entire calendar year so they must play in a Junior ≤12 division.
  • If a 39 year old player will turn 40 at anytime during the calendar year, their PDGA age is 40 and they are eligible for Master 40+ during that entire calendar year."

Ratings-Based Events

  Div. Name Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Req. Rating Points Factor
Majors NT & A-Tier B-Tier C-Tier League (per week)
All Players Gold RPA All 970+ 15 10 7.5 5 2.5
Blue RAH All < 970 15 10 7.5 5 2.5
White RAD All < 935 12 8 6 4 2
Red RAE All < 900 9 6 4.5 3 1.5
Green RAF All < 850 6 4 3 2 1
Purple RAG All < 800 3 2 1.5 1 0.5

Pros Playing in Amateur Divisions

Pro players may be able to compete in certain amateur divisions that they qualify for based on the PROS PLAYING AM table below. This applies only to A, B, C, and L Tier events. Pros may NOT play in Amateur divisions in PDGA Majors.

Pros Playing Am Allowed to Participate In Div. Code(s) Ages Eligible Req. Rating
Mixed Advanced MA1 All < 970
Amateur Master 40+ MA40 40+ during full calendar year < 935
Amateur Master 50+ MA50 50+ during full calendar year < 900
Amateur Master 55+ MA55 55+ during full calendar year < 900
Amateur Master 60+ MA60 60+ during full calendar year < 850
Amateur Master 65+ MA65 65+ during full calendar year < 850
Amateur Master 70+ MA70 70+ during full calendar year < 800
Intermediate MA2 All < 935
Recreational MA3 All < 900
Novice MA4 All < 850
Women-Only Advanced Women FA1 All < 875
Amateur Master Women 40+ FA40 40+ during full calendar year < 825
Amateur Master Women 50+ FA50 50+ during full calendar year < 775
Amateur Master Women 55+ FA55 55+ during full calendar year < 775
Amateur Master Women 60+ FA60 60+ during full calendar year < 725
Amateur Master Women 65+ FA65 65+ during full calendar year < 725
Amateur Master Women 70+ FA70 70+ during full calendar year < 700
Intermediate Women FA2 All < 825
Recreational Women FA3 All < 775
Novice Women FA4 All < 725