Becoming a member of the Federation means obtaining a licence from the Federation. The licence grants its holder the status of member of the Balearic Golf Federation and qualifies for participation in official local or state sports activities or competitions.
An amateur player's sports licence is required to practice golf in Spain, according to the rules of the Consejo Superior de Deportes and the legislation currently in force.
The licence reflects three economic concepts:
The validity of the federative licence is based on the calendar year, that is, from January to December of each year. Therefore, when a new federation membership is begun, the validity of its licence is established from that date until the 31st of December of the same year, with one single price that cannot be subdivided. The annual licence fee covers the fee from January to December of each calendar year.
New licenses cover the period from the date of registration until the 31st of December of the same year. Prices and categories, according to age, are detailed in the following table:
|Senior with handicap||Over 21 years of age||96,90€|
|Senior without handicap||Over 21 years of age||85,70€|
|Junior||Between 17 and 21 years of age||43,80€|
|Cadet||Between 15 and 16 years of age||34,90€|
|Children||Between 13 and 14 years of age||27,10€|
|Novice||Between 11 and 12 years of age||27,10€|
|Starter||Under 10 years of age||27,10€|
|*** All the prices listed include the territory fee (€18,80 for adults and €10,50 for children)|
The player who wants to join the federation will need to fill in the required form for this procedure.
All licence procedures within the Balearic Islands Community must be processed through the Balearic Golf Federation or a Federated Club, by the following means:
Licence applications shall not be accepted without the signature of the applicant
Membership of the RFEG will not become active until registration appears in the database.
This is the number of handicap points that a player receives according to the difficulty of the course according to the starting points chosen for the course being played.
The specific EGA handicaps are divided into the following six handicap categories.
|Competition Handicap||Higher Handicap|
|2||4,5 – 11,4|
|3||11,5 – 18, 4|
|4||18,5 – 26,4|
|Exact EGA Handicap|
|5||26,5 – 36|
|6 (junior handicaps)||36,1,5 – 54|
|Level of play||Age||Maximum Handicap|
|Starter||As high as 10||54,0|
|Novice||11 and 12||54,0|
|Children||13 and 14||54,0|
|Cadet||15 and 16||36,0 (Hcap exacto EGA máximo)|
|Junior||As high as 21||36,0|
The federative license with a handicap can only be processed by the Clubs or Territorial Federations in the following cases:
If, after a certain period of time, you do not receive the card and have proof of the federation registration by way of the assignation of a licence number, you must request that a duplicate license be issued for the loss of the original. Contact the Balearic Golf Federation on +34.971.722.753 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
If a federation member wishes to change from one club to another within the Balearic region, they must notify this by sending an e-mail to email@example.com , giving their name, surname(s), licence number, and the name of the new club to which they wish to belong.
If a federation member wishes to change territory to the Balearic Federation, they must notify this by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org , giving their name, surname(s), licence number, and state whether they wish to join the Balearic Territory by means of a specific club or as an independent member. In the same way, you must also communicate any change in postal address and/or bank debit details.
When a licence is suspended due to a cancellation of federation membership, it is possible for it to be renewed, taking into account the time elapsed since the cancellation.
People who, having previously been licensed, may have cancelled their membership for any reason and who intend to obtain the license again may, in these cases:
In the case of payment by credit card via the RFEG website:
As soon as you enter your 6 digits, you will see the boxes for card payment. You have to click on the card payment icon. A new window will open where you will have to enter your credit card details. At the end of the process, it asks you to ‘Print’ or ‘Continue’. If you want to save a copy you have to print it (optional) but to complete the process, you will have to click on ‘Continue’.
Finally, your federation membership profile will show the option ‘ACTIVATE LICENCE’. You will automatically be re-enrolled.