European Golf Rankings

How it Works

Points Table

After an exhausting research period where we compared the results of hundreds of tournaments from local U12 to major international events, we were able to come up with a points table that allows us to accurately rate the strength of an event based upon the Handicap Stroke Indexes(S.I.), of its participants. Our Points Table is separated into S.I. Groups ranging from +5 and above to -15.0 to -15.9. This wide distribution of S.I. Groups provides us with the ability to create rankings for juniors as well as world class players.

Top Bonus

Top Bonus rewards tournaments based upon the strength of its field. This gives us a more accurate reflection of the quality of an event. The bonus is calculated for players in the top 250 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings. We add 10% of the “Average Points” of these players to calculate the Top Bonus.

We would like to thank the R&A for generously allowing us to use their rankings system. Anyone interested in viewing the current World Amateur Golf Rankings can do so under:

Match Play Events

Points for Match Play events will be award in the same manner as for Stroke Play events. Places within the respective rounds will be determined by the player’s qualifying score. This gives a real added value to the qualifying score.

Points Distribution

50% of the field will be paid with odd numbers rounded down.

The Points Table assigns a numerical value to the strength of the field relative to the respective handicap categories. Added to this total are the Top Bonus Points. The winner receives the total amount. For detailed information regarding points distribution, see the “Details” page assigned to each event.

(Cut/Scoring Bonus)

A bonus of 2.5% of the total purse is awarded to all players making the cut.

There is also a bonus of 2.5% for the low round daily and ties.

Rankings and Eligibility

We only rank tournaments taking place in a country that is a member of the European Golf Association. Our rankings period is a 52 week roaming calendar. We rank the major fixtures in Europe as well as major regional events open to international players.

We rate players in various age groups ranging from Open to U12. As a player’s age increases, his points carry over into the next age group.