Use of WAGR®

The use of the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING (“WAGR®) and our website at (“Site”) is subject to the following terms and conditions which you should read. The Site is managed by R&A Rules Limited and the United States Golf Association (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” below). In entering the Site, you as a user (“you” or “your”) are accepting our terms. You understand that we may, at any time and without notice, make changes to these terms and the Site. This includes us suspending or withdrawing the Site. You should take time to read these terms and other terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Site including, but not limited to, the Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy.

Ownership of Site Material

All material on the Site or made available via the Site (referred to in this section as the “Content”) belongs to us or to third parties who have allowed us to use and display their material. Information on the Site is posted in good faith and updated regularly. However, we cannot guarantee the completeness and accuracy of the information shown, in particular the data published on the rankings within WAGR®. Due to the nature of electronic distribution via the Internet, we do not give any warranties or make any representations in respect of the Site. In particular, the Site is provided on an "as is", "with all faults" and "as available" basis.


WAGR® ranks the top amateur golfers in the world on the basis of their average performance in Counting Events on a rolling cycle over the previous 104 weeks. The calculation of the rankings within WAGR® (“WAGR® Ranking”) is made by us in accordance with our rules, some explanation of which can be found in the FAQ section of the Site (“Rules”). We reserve the right to vary or amend any of the Rules at any time.

Right to Use WAGR® Ranking Data

Subject to these terms, we hereby grant a revocable licence to any party to reproduce the WAGR® Ranking as published by us on the Site or otherwise from time to time. Any such reproduction of the WAGR® Ranking should acknowledge its source and contain a copyright statement acknowledging our rights and the rights of WAGR® and we hereby grant a revocable licence to any party to use the WAGR® trade marks solely for this purpose. This licence to reproduce does not give any party the right to alter, amend, adapt, change, revise or supplement the WAGR® Ranking, as published by us on the Site from time to time, in any manner or form including to create a separate ranking.

Any individual or organisation wishing to reproduce or otherwise make use of the WAGR® Ranking (or any part of them) in a manner that seeks to alter, amend, adapt, change, revise or supplement the WAGR® Ranking in any manner or form, must seek our written permission by way of a licence prior to making such use. It is at our sole discretion whether or not a licence will be granted.

Right to Use the WAGR® Trade Marks

As the owner and operator of the WAGR® Ranking and the Site, we exclusively hold all of the operating rights in respect of WAGR® and all rights in connection with the “WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING”,“WAGR®” and related trademarks and logos.

No use of any of “WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING”, “WAGR®” or other trademarks (including the logos set out below) is permitted without our written permission, save as permitted above for a party to credit a permitted reproduction of the WAGR® Ranking as published by us on the Site.

Where an event has been established as a “Counting Event” for the purposes of the Rules, the organiser of such Counting Event should contact us to request our written permission to use the WAGR® trade marks in relation to the Counting Event.


The WAGR® ranking data is produced primarily for use in connection with competitions run by us or on our behalf.

If any individual or organisation wishes to make use of the published WAGR® ranking data, or any part of it, for their own purposes they may do so, provided such use is in accordance with the terms set out above. We shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any such use of the published WAGR® ranking data.

So far as lawfully possible, and other than as specifically provided in relation to the use of information (including the WAGR® ranking data) obtained from the Site, we exclude all liability to you in contract or delict (negligence) (other than where negligence by us gives rise to personal injury or death) including without limitation:

(i) any implied conditions regarding the satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose of the Site;

(ii) any express or statutory conditions relating to the Site; and

(iii) any conditions or duties regarding accuracy or completeness of the Site.

As such, unless specifically provided for in relation to the use of information (including the WAGR® ranking data) obtained from the Site, or as specified elsewhere in this section of the Site “Use of WAGR®”, we shall not be liable to pay any money to you by way of compensation for any loss suffered directly or indirectly by you as a result of use of the Site including for the avoidance of doubt any loss of profits, loss of goodwill or reputation, or loss of anticipated savings.

Disclaimer for Counting Event Calendar

Information published in the Counting Event calendar is intended solely for the purpose of providing general information and is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. The Counting Event calendar is populated with information provided to us by the organisers of the relevant events. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the contents of the Counting Event calendar are accurate and up-to-date, we are entirely reliant on the organisers of Counting Events providing us with updates and amendments to the information that they have provided to us. We therefore make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the Counting Event calendar or its contents.

It is the sole responsibility of the user to check the accuracy or reliability of relevant facts before entering into any financial or other commitment based upon them. We accept no responsibility for any loss or liability which may arise from reliance on the information contained in the Counting Event calendar.


Additionally, we make no representation that the Site is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties. We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. However, it is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from the Site. You must take reasonable precautions to ensure that you do not introduce a virus or anything else that has contaminating or destructive qualities to the Site.


The Site contains links to other World Wide Web sites provided by both connected organisations and independent third parties (referred to in this paragraph as “Third Party Sites”), either directly or through frames (i.e. material which is taken from a third party site but which is shown as though it is part of the Site). Where possible, we will make clear where such links are being made. We are not responsible for the reliability or content of Third Party Sites and, other than as expressly provided on the Site, shall not be a party to, or in any way be responsible for, any transaction concerning goods or services available from such Third Party Sites. The existence of links to other websites on the Site should not be taken as endorsement of any kind of the other websites in question. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages.

Your Account and Password

If you choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of our terms and conditions. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at: or

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

For consumers:

Scots law applies to any dispute arising from or in connection with the use of the Site and the courts of Scotland have exclusive jurisdiction. In addition, as a consumer, if you live in the UK or EU, you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident. Nothing in these terms and conditions, including reference to this choice of law clause, affects your rights as a consumer to rely on such mandatory provisions of local law.

For non-consumers:

Scots law applies to any dispute arising from or in connection with the use of the Site and the courts of Scotland have exclusive jurisdiction.

How to Contact Us

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