PGA Qualifying School 2023




Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th April 2023
3 Rounds
Moonah Links - Legends Course


Tuesday 18th – Friday 21st April 2023
4 Rounds
Moonah Links - Open Course


The PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School has been conducted at the end of each season to establish which players, not otherwise exempt, will gain their playing privileges on the Tour for the following season through a qualifying competition. The entry form for the 2023/24 season will need to be completed online and be submitted to the PGA Tour of Australasia. Should you experience any difficulty, contact details are provided below to assist with your application. The Qualifying School will be conducted in two stages of stroke play as below. 


First Qualifying Stage (54 holes scheduled)

The First Stage is played over three rounds – at the conclusion of the three rounds a set number of players will qualify and proceed to the Final Stage taking place in the following week.

  Moonah Links     Monday 10th April 2023:   Unofficial Practice Day  
  Legends Course     Tuesday 11th April 2023:  Official Practice Day
  Peter Thompson Drive     Wednesday 12th April 2023: Round 1
  Fingal VIC 3939     Thursday 13th April 2023: Round 2
    Friday 14th April 2023 Round 3

All applicants, except those who are exempt into the Final Qualifying Stage, are required to compete in the First Qualifying Stage. 

The exact number of qualifying positions available from the First Qualifying Stage will be announced as soon as  possible once all the participants have teed off in the first round. Players who are tied on the final qualifying position score shall be required to participate in a play-off to determine who qualifies for the Final Qualifying Stage (approximately 20% to 25% of players will advance, subject to entry numbers).

Following the first 2 rounds (36 holes) any player 10 shots or more behind the last qualifying place will not advance to Round 3 of the First Qualifying Stage.

Players at the first stage must register via the Tournament Office no later than 17:00 on Monday 10th April 2023.  Players who do not confirm their participation by this time may be removed from the official draw.

Final Qualifying Stage (72 holes scheduled)

  Moonah Links     Sunday 16th April 2023: Unofficial Practice Day (PM)
  Open Course     Monday 17th April 2023:  
Official Practice Day
  Peter Thompson Drive     Tuesday 18th April 2023: 
Round 1
Fingal VIC 3939 Wednesday 19th April 2023:
Round 2
Australia     Thursday 20th April 2023:
Round 3
        Friday 21st April 2023: Round 4

The following players are exempt from participating in PGA Tour of Australasia First Qualifying Stage and are exempt into Final Qualifying Stage:

  1. Any former tournament winner, from January 1, 2014 on:
    • PGA Tour of Australasia (Tournaments with $400k prize purse or greater)
    • PGA TOUR
    • European Tour
    • Japan Tour
    • Asian Tour
    • Korn Ferry Tour (or previous equivalent)
    • Sunshine Tour
  2. Any former winner of a PGA Tour of Australasia tournament with prize purse lower than $400k from January 1, 2017
  3. Any player ranked inside the Top 500 of the Official World Golf Rankings as at close of entries.
  4. 61st to 100th ranked Full Members, plus Temporary Tournament Member – Tour (TTMT) players within those positions from the 2022/23 Final PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit
  5. Any player from the Top 30 of the PGA Tour of Australasia Career Money List at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season
  6. The Leading graduating PGA of Australia Associate (to a floor of 10th position) as at the close of entries.
  7. Amateurs who meet the following criteria:
    • The leading 3 entrants to a limit of 10th place in the R & A World Amateur Ranking at the close of entries.
    • The current amateur champions of Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, United States, Canada, Japan, Asia and the Junior World Amateur Champion at close of entries.
    • Any amateur that was selected by their country to play in the most recent World Amateur Teams Championship (Eisenhower Trophy).
    • Any amateur player who would have accumulated points throughout the 2022/23 PGA Tour of Australasia season to the equivalent of 75th place or higher. Note 1: A player’s accumulative points will be calculated by determining the amount of points the player would have earned in PGA Tour of Australasia Tournaments if they were a Professional. Note 2: Should the player turn Professional throughout the season, any points earned as a Professional will not be counted for the sake of determining the players accumulative points as an amateur.
  8. Any player who has already gained a PGA Tour of Australasia Tournament Exemption Category for the 2023/24 season to the equivalent of Category 16 (as per the 2023/23 Tournament Exemption Categories) or higher.
  9. Any additional player at the discretion of the Tournaments Director, Tournament Division.

The leading thirty (30) Players and those tied for 30th position at the PGA Tour of Australasia Final Stage Qualifying School will be eligible to apply to become Full Members (Tournament) of the PGA of Australia for the following year and will be placed in a Tournament Exemption Category. Those players who finish in positions above this and complete the final stage at the PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School will be eligible to apply to become Full Members (Tournament) of the PGA of Australia, however, they will not hold an exemption category. If a player is accepted as a Full Member (Tournament), they will be ranked according to their score after the completion of the Final Qualifying Stage, and, if eligible, placed in the appropriate tournament member classification for the 2023/24 season.

In the event of a tie for 1st position, the tie will be settled by a sudden death play-off which will be conducted immediately following the completion of the final round. The result of the play off will also determine prize money distribution (if applicable). All other scores will be ranked by card play-off as follows: the best last 18, 36, 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes. 

Players competing at Final Qualifying Stage must register in person with the PGA at Moonah Links no later than 12:00 noon on Monday 17th April 2023. 

The PGA Tour of Australasia reserves the right to add additional qualifying venues should this be necessary and amend the conduct, format and cut marks for the Qualifying School at any time.  Every effort will be made to complete the prescribed number of holes for each Stage of the Qualifying School but if fewer holes can only be completed over the days allotted to each Stage, the PGA Tour of Australasia may reduce the number of holes required to complete each Stage or reschedule a Stage.


Entry Fees:

PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School:

a) A$2,090 (incl. GST); irrespective of which Stage the applicant is applying to enter; or 

b) A$1,155 (incl. GST); former PGA Tour of Australasia Tournament Winners, members who fall under the ‘10 season tournament members’ category for 2023/24 season, or is ranked in the Top 30 of the Final 2022/23 PGA Tour Career Money List and any player who has already gained a PGA Tour of Australasia Tour Exemption Category for the 2023/24 season to the equivalent of Category 16 or higher.


a) Entries for First Stage must be received no later than:
5:00pm (AEDT) Monday, 27th March 2023 in order to be considered.

b) Entries for Final Stage must be received no later than:
5:00pm (AEST) Friday, 7th April 2023 if eligible for Final Qualifying Stage.

Note: PGA of Australia reserves all rights to extend the entry deadline for applicants in exceptional circumstances and at its complete discretion.


PGA of Australia will accept online entries to enter the 2023/24 Qualifying School, should an entrant have trouble this Entry Form can be downloaded and submitted with all details complete.  Entries may be submitted by the following means:

Online via the PGA Portal OR via Email:


The undersigned hereby applies to enter the 2023/24 PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School.  An application to participate in the Qualifying School may only be accepted by the PGA of Australia if the PGA of Australia has received a completed and executed online application or hardcopy form and the prescribed application fee by the Entry Deadline.  The PGA of Australia may reject or revoke an application at any time, irrespective of whether it has been accepted, including during either Stage of Qualifying School. 

The PGATA reserves the right to reject entries without recourse.  Conduct unbecoming of a professional or non-competitive performance during a previous Qualifying School can be a basis for the rejection of an application to enter.  The PGATA also reserves the right to withdraw a player from a Qualifying School Stage at any time due to conduct or non-competitive performance (+14 or more in any given round with weather factors considered).  An entrant who is withdrawn from a Qualifying School Stage for any of these reasons, after he has commenced play, will not be entitled to any type of refund of his entry fee.

The PGA of Australia reserves the right to apply other reasonable criteria (including, but not limited to, judgements as to character, conduct and other criteria in accordance with the current PGA of Australia Member Regulations) to all those who apply to become Full Members of the PGA of Australia.  

Accordingly, the PGA of Australia may, in its absolute discretion, determine whether to extend the undersigned an invitation to join the PGA of Australia as a result of their successful completion of the Qualifying School or whether to accept an application for membership once an invitation to join the PGA of Australia has been extended. If the undersigned successfully completes the Qualifying School and wishes to apply to become a Full Member of the PGA of Australia, they must pay the prescribed membership fee and complete a Membership Form before an application can be considered. 

a) Eligibility
The PGA Tour of Australasia Qualifying School is open to:
(i) All professional golfers; and
(ii) All amateur golfers with a handicap index of 1.0 or less under the handicapping scheme adopted by the recognised authority controlling golf in the country from which they elect to enter.  An official certificate from the relevant home club affiliated with the national Golf Union or Golf Association verifying an applicant’s handicap must accompany this application before it can be considered.

b) Withdrawals
A player may withdraw at any time provided notification of their withdrawal is received by the PGA of Australia in writing and signed by the player withdrawing.  Players who withdraw prior to the Entry Deadline will receive a full refund of their Entry Fee.  Players who withdraw after the Entry Deadline will be refunded no more than AUD$1,155 (incl. GST). Unless extreme personal circumstances exist, once a participant tees off (or is absent on the tee) the player is no longer eligible for any type of refund.

c) PGA of Australia Membership Seminar and On-line Assessments
All players eligible for Tournament Membership at the completion of Final Stage of Qualifying School must attend the prescribed PGA of Australia Membership Seminar and those who have been a Member for less than 3 years in total and have yet to complete the On-line Education Module must complete the required on-line study programmes. Any player who fails to attend the Membership Seminar(s) will be ineligible to be considered for Full Membership and those who fail to complete the required on-line study programmes by the prescribed dates may have their membership revoked.  Session date(s), time(s) and agenda(s), along with on-line learning deadlines will be made available to all eligible participants in due course.

d)  Prize Money
Prize money allocated to competitors at Final Stage will be confirmed prior to Round 1 of Final Stage. 

e) Amateur Status
Pursuant to the Rules of Amateur Status as approved by R&A Rules Ltd, an amateur golfer may compete in any qualifying competition for a professional Tour without breaching amateur status rules, provided that in advance of play and in writing, the golfer waives their right to any prize money in the competition. This declaration will be available for completion at Player Registration at both venues of Qualifying School. 


All Qualifying School queries can be made to the PGA of Australia’s Tournament Division by the following methods: 
Email: Tel: +61 (0) 472 727 188


To enter the 2023-24 PGA Tour of Australasia Q-School, competitors will be required to either sign in or create an account either at the top of the page or below.   To enter the 2023-24 Q-School please select the appropriate fee below, click on the 'Purchase' button and follow the steps to make payment.

Please note: any player who has previously played in a PGATA Tour event may have log-in credentials already set in the MyPGA portal and may have to send a request via email to the address below to obtain log-in credentials to access this area. 

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