FAQ

Who are Golf Québec's members? 

Golf Québec has three categories of members who receive different levels of services. 

Our main members, the Member clubs, are private, semi-private, and public golf clubs with adults (men and women) and junior amateur members declared to us every year. These clubs are our full pledge members and benefit from all our services, without exception. They receive the Golf Québec / Golf Canada membership cards to be redistributed to their members.

Also, the amateur golfers who are members in good standing of those courses are automatically our members. They benefit from all our services and our added value program (upon presentation of our membership card).    
 
We have a few public golf clubs among our members. Those clubs are identified as Affiliate clubs. As those clubs do not have any members, they do not receive any membership cards.  
 
Finally, some golfers are not members in a golf club. For those individuals, we created the Public Golfer Program. Members of this program have access to some of the services offered by Golf Québec. ie: the handicap factor calculation, and participate on certain tournaments. For more information, visit the Public Golfer section.



How to become a member of Golf Québec? 

You must be a member of a golf club which is member of Golf Québec. See the list of the member-clubs in our Club Directory. Another option would be to become a member of the Public Golfer Program.

 


What is a differential?

A differential is the sum of the two best designated rounds you have played, compared against the sum of the course rating done for those specific rounds. Designated rounds are some of the regional tournaments, the provincial qualification rounds and some of the provincial tournaments.

The list of the provincial designated rounds is available in our " Rankings " section.

 


Why should I have a differential? 

The differential is used to determine the ranking of the players on the Provincial Ladder. Golfers who participate in the Provincial Championships are selected following this ranking. Therefore, if you would like to play in any tournaments, you must have a differential.

 


I am new, where should I start in order to qualify? 

You recently joined a golf club that is a Golf Québec member? You would like to play in our various tournaments?

Firstly, you need to contact your club captain. He will be able to inform you on which region you belong to (Golf Québec is subdivided into eight regions). Your region organizes an important number of tournaments each year that may be of interest to you. Some of them will be identified as designated rounds. Your performances in these specifically identified tournaments will be transmitted to Golf Québec's head office in order to establish your differential in the provincial ladder. To obtain a valid differential, you must play a minimum of two (2) designated rounds.

In the men's section, at the provincial level, it is possible for you to participate in the qualifying rounds of the Spring Open. These rounds are held before the 1st of June of each year, and permit you to establish a differential for the current year if you have not participated in any tournaments of the previous year. You can also test your ability at the Provincial Amateur Championship Qualifying Round; this round will count for next year's differential.

 


Is my differential low enough in order to be selected? 

We first need to compare the differential of all players that have submitted their entries to us before we could identify the caliber of the championship. At times, we receive a large amount of entries from high caliber players, this in turn, decreases the cut and makes the championship more difficult to access for medium players.