Frequently Ask Questions

What are the rules for the local tournament?

To view the Official Rules, please visit the Official Rules page

Who is in charge of my local tournament?

The tournament director for Santa Monica Audi is Andrea Estrada click here to email her.

I can't register for a local tournament, what's wrong?

Each player needs to register using the unique tournament code provided by their dealer. When registering, players will need to create a login using their own unique email address. The site will not permit players to share email addresses. Players may only register for and participate in one (1) local tournament in 2017.

How do I know if I'm eligible to compete in a local tournament?

Local Tournaments are open only to individuals who:

  • are legal U.S. residents residing in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia;
  • have been given a unique tournament code by their dealer and have used that code to register prior to the applicable local tournament at;
  • have not played in any other Audi quattro local tournaments in 2017;
  • are at least twenty-one (21) years of age as of February 1, 2017;
  • have not competed in the 2015 or 2016 Audi quattro Cup - U.S. Country Finals, or in the 2014, 2015 or 2016 Audi quattro Cup - World Finals;
  • have an active and established United States Golf Association ("USGA") handicap of 36 or less; and
  • are not employees, officers, or directors of Audi of America, any local Audi dealers, Audi Tournament Headquarters, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, representatives, consultants, contractors, legal counsel, advertising, public relations, promotional, fulfillment, or marketing agencies, or members of their immediate families (spouses, parents, siblings and children, regardless of where they live) and those living in the same household as any of the above.

How many scores must be entered to be issued a Handicap Index?

A player needs a minimum of five 18-hole scores to calculate a Handicap Index (or 10 nine-hole scores). To learn more about how to calculate your handicap index, click.

Note: A player's handicap index must be both active and established prior to the start of his or her local tournament. If a player's handicap index is listed as "NH" on the most recent revision date prior to the tournament, this handicap is considered invalid and the player won't be eligible to compete to advance to the United States Final.

What is the difference between a handicap index and a course handicap?

A handicap index is the raw handicap the USGA assigns a player based on his or her skill and recent performance. A handicap index is a number that will include a decimal (e.g. 12.4), and this number should never be used while playing. The course handicap is a whole number adjusted from the handicap index based on the difficulty of the course (slope) you are playing, and this is what is used to determine a player's handicap allowance on a particular course.

Can I just choose any partner?

There are a few limitations on the partner you can choose for handicap purposes.

    • The maximum Handicap Index any player can have to compete in a local tournament is 36.0. 
    • The sum of both partners' Handicap Indexes cannot exceed 56.0.
    • The difference between the Handicap Index of partners cannot exceed 20.0

How are team handicaps determined for the local tournaments?

There are a few limitations on the partner you can choose for handicap purposes. 

Per the official rules, the player with the lower course handicap is allowed 60% of his course handicap. The player with the higher course handicap is allowed 40% of his course handicap. Players are to provide their Handicap Index during registration, and each tournament's committee will convert these to course handicaps before the start of the tournament to accurately reflect the difficulty of the host course. 


Player A has a course handicap of 18
Player B has a course handicap of 10 

The team's handicap will be calculated from: 
40% of player A's handicap= 7.2
60% of player B's handicap=6

Team handicap= 13.2

If the team handicap is 13.2, using proper rounding (0-4 round down, 5-9 round up), the team will get one stroke removed from the 13 most difficult holes. 

Handicap Allowance Example
PlayerCourse Handicap*%Adjusted HDCPTeam HDCP**
Player A1840%7.213
Player B1060%6

*The calculation to obtain course handicap is as follows: (Handicap Index) x (Slope Rating) / 113. This calculation can be done automatically by using the USGA's Course HandicapTM Calculator at

**Rounded down from 13.2 using the proper rounding procedure (0-4 round down, 5-9 round up)

I need to change my partner in the local tournament. What do I do?

If you or your partner want to cancel his or her registration, please contact your host dealer or Audi Tournament Headquarters, and they will be able to assist you.

What if my team wins the local tournament?

If both members of your team are eligible, after the handicap of each winning team member is verified, the winning team will have an opportunity to compete at the United States Final, which will take place at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Tournament Headquarters will contact the winners shortly after each local tournament is completed to determine whether the winners are eligible for the United States Final and, if so, assist the winners in registering for the United States Final.

I have been to the United States Finals in previous years. Can I participate again this year?

You cannot participate in the 2017 United States Final if you competed in the 2015 or 2016 Audi quattro Cup United States Finals. You also cannot participate in the 2017 United States Final if you competed in the 2014, 2015 or 2016 Audi quattro Cup World Finals.