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What is the Amateur Golf Challenge or AGC?

AGC is a dynamic mobile app featuring two challenges, “Beat your Handicap” and “The Greenkeeper” for golfers looking to spice up their gameplay. Challenge yourself and win up to $1000 each time you play.

Who am I competing against?

AGC Competitors compete only against themselves and the course on which they play.

How do you calculate if I beat my handicap?

You beat your handicap if your Handicapping Score is 37 or greater.

Why does it take 3 days to get my results and winnings?

AGC allows 3 days for all the results across Australia to be available. This means that if you played on a Saturday the results for that competition would not be finalised until Tuesday night. If you played on Sunday then the results would come out on Wednesday night.

What can I win?

If you win, we will provide you with your winnings to your account. How much you win depends on which Challenge you enter and how much you paid as an entry fee. See the mobile app for details. Winnings can be spent in the AGC store.

What is the Daily Prize Pool?

Daily prize pools are 80% of the total entry fees paid by all AGC Competitors that day. The Daily Prize Pool is shared equally with AGC Competitors who beat their handicap each day. Our mission is to be the best possible competition to encourage and reward golfers to play to the best of their ability.

How do I enter?

Download the mobile application from the Apple App Store or follow the instruction on the the Android page.

Do I have to enter each competition round I play?

No! You choose the rounds you want to enter. You are in complete control. Once you have entered a challenge look for the "Cog Wheel" where you can manage your entry e.g add a power token, change your stake or pause your account. You can pause for up to 90 days.

After I enter what happens?

After you enter one of both challenges your chosen entry fee per challenge ($10, $20 or $50) will be charged and the results of your next club competition round will determine if you won your Challenge or not.

After each Challenge you complete, we will automatically bill you for the next Challenge. We do this for your convenience, so you don’t forget to enter the AGC before the daily 7am cut off time. We call this Smart Payments.

Smart payments are automatic, but you’re in control. Pause and reactivate your Smart Payments at any time via the app - even select which date in the future you want to reactivate!

How do I submit my Score?

You don't! Just play golf as you normally would and AGC will retrieve on your behalf any handicap affecting score and if your score is a winner, the winnings will be in your account within 3 days.

What is an AGC credit?

1 AGC credit is equal to $1. So if you have 50 AGC credits you can redeem them for a $50 gift voucher or a $50 product in the AGC Shop. You can always see your balance clearly in the app on the dashboard.

How do I spend my AGC Credits?

You redeem them via the AGC Shop for gift vouchers for Drummond Golf, Woolworths, David Jones, JB HiFi and many more including your Golf Club if they are registered with the AGC. Alternatively, you can buy products sold in the AGC Pro Shop. All gift vouchers will be sent to you by email for you to print. Products from the Pro Shop will be shipped to the address of your choosing.

How much does it cost?

We have three entry options: $10, $20 & $50 per AGC Challenge.

When am I charged?

Your first entry fee will be charged to your credit card when you join. This will cover the next Competition round you play. After each Competition round you play we will automatically charge your credit card for your next Competition round. By joining you authorise us to do this. You can pause or cancel your entry at any time via the Settings area of the mobile app.

Can I pause or cancel the AGC?

If you wish to Pause your entry for a period of time and work on your game or just take a break you can. To Pause your entry go to the challenge area in the mobile app in the mobile app and look for the "Cog Wheel". You can re-activate your account at any time in the same place. If you no longer want to be part of the AGC you can cancel your account here. Any challenges active that you have not played will be refunded.

Are AGC Competitions played in accordance with the Rules of Golf?

Yes, they must be to ensure their integrity and that all AGC Competitors are competing on a level playing field.

Do my AGC credits expire?

AGC Credits will expire 12 months after they are recorded in your AGC Competitors Prize Account.

So why can you win a different amount each day?

In the Beat Your Handicap Challenge, imagine everyone’s entry fee each day is placed in a big bucket.

At the end of each day, AGC take 20% to run the competition, pay our staff, rent, tech fees and fund a few bevies at our office Xmas party. The other 80% is awarded equally to each player who beat their handicap.

So why can you win a different amount for each win you ask?

Well, to simplify things, picture a $10 entry is one ticket, and a $20 entry is two tickets.

Imagine there’s a pool of $1,950 ready to be divided between that day’s 15 winners. 6 winners paid $10 (or one ticket) and 9 paid $20 (two tickets), giving a total of 24 tickets. We split 80% of the winnings (which is $1560) between 24 tickets.

Jack, who played a $10 entry, would receive $65, while Phil, who went for a $20 entry, would win double as he had two tickets.. If only 20 ‘tickets’ had won, they would have received more as there would have been less to pay out from the pool.

The Greenkeeper’s Challenge is different. Any score of 34 or more wins the corresponding amount displayed on the app when you enter the challenge. Whilst you won’t win as much with a score of 37+ in the GreenKeeper, you will take home some AGC credits with a score of 34, 35 or 36.

How do I pause and reactivate?

Pause and reactivate your account easily through the app. Click ‘Challenges’ from the bottom menu and select your designated challenge. When pausing your account, you can choose a date to reactivate or pause indefinitely - it’s up to you.

It’s important to know that if you want to make changes to your account on the day you are playing, it must happen before 7am Sydney time or it won’t be applied to that day's round.

How do i change my entry fee?

At AGC you can play a $10, $20 or $50 entry fee per challenge. You can change this easily in the app. Simply tap the Challenge on the dashboard, then the new entry fee and then apply the change. This change will only come into effect after you play your next round.

How do I refer a friend?

When you start winning with AGC, all your golfing friends will want to get in on the fun.

For every friend that signs up and plays you will receive $20 in credits. Remember, there’s no cap on rewards, keep signing them up and we’ll keep paying!

Simply log in to the app and tap refer a friend at the bottom of the app.

What are Smart Payments?

AGC’s default payment setting is Automatic. We call this Smart Payments. After each Challenge you complete, we will automatically bill you for the next Challenge. We do this for your convenience, so you don’t forget to enter the AGC before the daily 7 am cut-off time.

Pause and reactivate your Smart Payments at any time via the app - even select which date in the future you want to reactivate!

Is there a cut-off time to enter a challenge?

You must enter into a challenge before 7:00AM (Sydney time). If you enter after 7:00AM and you are playing that day that round will not be entered into the AGC the following round will be.

Can I pause or cancel the AGC?

If you wish to Pause your entry for a period of time and work on your game or just take a break you can. To Pause your entry go to the challenge area in the mobile app in the mobile app and look for the "Cog Wheel". You can re-activate your account at any time in the same place. If you no longer want to be part of the AGC you can cancel your account here. Any challenges active that you have not played will be refunded.

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