The World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)

The World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™), which comprises a women’s ranking (WWAGR™) and a men’s ranking (MWAGR™) for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the United States Golf Association as a global service to golf.  Through incorporation and assessment worldwide of both amateur and professional events, WAGR™ encourages the international development of the competitive game.


WAGR™ endeavours to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another.  WAGR™ is available to national federations and organiser of amateur and professional events and tours as a criterion for tournament field selection and for purposes of exemptions, national team selection, and orders of merit.


A Counting Event is an event, stroke play, stableford or match play, amateur or professional, selected and approved by the Committee to count for WAGR® . Counting Events must be played under the Rules of Golf, the Rules of Amateur Status, and the Equipment Rules of The R&A and USGA. Holes and tee-markers must be in proper championship positions appropriate for the relative field.


In 2019 the German Girls Open where an Category A tournament in the WAGR®, the Boys where listed in Category C.


Now in 2020 theres a new ranking system: The Power is determined by the current ranking positions in WAGR®, OWGR or Rolex rankings of the starting field's players. The highest possible power with only amateurs in the field is 1000, while the highest Power of a professional event could reach 3000. Unranked players will be assigned a contributing value below the lowest ranked player in the applicable rankings.


We're looking forward of how the German Boys and Girls Open will be ranked this year.

Eligibility over WAGR®:

In 2020 15 Girls and 15 Boys leading the WAGR® list which also need to be among the Top 1250 for Girls and 1500 for Boys. Of course, just like the Participants who are antering over Handicap they need to have a HCP of -1.9 for Boys and -3.9 for Girls or better. So the best 15 Girls and the best 15 Boys will enter the German Boys and Girls Open. (Key date will be announced)


(Still 85 participators enter over their Handicap, just like in the past.)