How to become a player / How to join the PGU
An amateur golf player is a person who has a handicap card. In Poland, such card (PGU HCP Card) is issued by the Polish Golf Union, at the mediation of golf clubs associated in the Union. There is no option of being an unassociated player. The card, which is an equivalent of the player license in other disciplines, is issued for the period of one year (the validity of the PGU HCP card expires on the 31st March of the following year).
- juniors below 18 years old (persons below 18 on the 1st January of particular year) – 20 PLN
- youth below 25 years old (persons below 25 on the 1st January of particular year) – 40 PLN
- persons over 25 years old – 150 PLN
An important condition that must be met for applying for the PGU HCP Card is having the Green Card or to return at least one scorecard (also 9-holes round), signed by the marker with a lower HCP to HCP Club Commission, confirming HCP = 54.0 or lower. The next requirement is to be a member of a selected club. The list of clubs associated n the PGU is available at: http://pzgolf.pl/pzg/kluby-czlonkowskie/.
The HCP Card is a world-wide honored certificate of player’s golf skills, as well being a proof of achieving an advanced level. The HCP Card allows players participation in tournaments for advanced golfers in the whole world.