Membership Application and Rules


The membership fees for the 2012 season remain the same as they were for the 2011 season.  The membership fee for the PPA Pro division remains at $75 and the fee for APA membership remains at $25.  Membership will make a player eligible for national, state and local tournament competitions. A downloadable version of the 2012 PPA Application is available for download in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  Alternatively, you can fill out your membership application online and print it out to send in.

2012 PPA Application Online Version
2012 PPA Application in
Adobe Acrobat Format
Click on Application to fill it out
Online then print it.  If you want to
Fill it out manually, click here

PPA Pro Membership ($75)
A PPA Pro is eligible to play in national, state and local tournament competitions. PPA Pros are eligible to earn berths in the 2012 PPA Tournament Players Championship.

Amateur Putters Association Membership ($25)
Amateur Putters Association members are eligible to play in PPA national, state and all local tournament competitions. Any member of a JPA Team (with a letter from the course owner, manager or JPA team coach) may join the Amateur Putters Association without charge for the 2012 season.

Please send your completed application to the following address:
The Professional Putters Association
8105 Timberlake Rd
Lynchburg, VA  24502

Please do not send your application with a return signature receipt required as this will significantly delay the delivery of your application.  Please send your application First Class Mail via the US Postal Service.  Applications may also be presented in person at any official PPA sanctioned tour event.

New PPA Pro Members (through August 28th, 2012):

New APA Members (through August 28th, 2012):

  • Rudy Cuellar (Richmond, TX)
  • Michael Culligan (Henderson, NV)
  • Bryan Fontenot (Ragley, LA)
  • Nicholas Fontenot (Ragley, LA)
  • Herb Hull (Las Vegas, NV)
  • Daniel Kraus (N. Tonawanda, NY)
  • Scott McCutchen (Greenfield, IN)
  • Patrick Riley (Xenia, OH)
  • Bill Smith (Buffalo, NY)
  • Jimmy Van Buskirk (Midwest City, OK)

Click here for a complete list of 2012 PPA and APA Members


2012 PPA Rule Book

2012 PPA Rule Book
2012 PPA Rule Book in Adobe Acrobat Format

The 2012 PPA Rule Book (available for download) has several rules that have been changed from 2011.  Significant rule changes have been put in place as directed by the advisory committee regarding amateur participation including expense reimbursement payouts.  Other rules that have changed regard changing membership status, starting times, and a rule prohibiting players from texting, accessing the internet or using their cell phone during play.  For any questions please contact Joe Aboid or a member of the Player advisory board (names are listed in this years book) for explanation.

Official PPA Golf Ball for 2012

The PPA golf ball rule has changed slightly for the 2012 season. For the 2012 PPA tournament season, any golf ball that appears on the USGA conforming golf ball list published on January 4th, 2012 or on a subsequent listing during 2012 (list is updated on the first Wednesday of each month) will be legal for PPA practice and tournament play.  As with any golf ball you wish to use, it is your responsibility to compare the pole markings to those on the USGA lists to make sure your ball is legal.  The Top Flight Strata Tour soft with the 2004 PPA Logo is no longer legal for tournament play in 2012, thus none of the golf balls with the PPA logo from 2004 or earlier are allowed to be used for sanctioned PPA competition.

In addition, all golf balls must be white in color and no golf balls with logos except those used by the golf ball manufacture, Putt-Putt, PPA or other corporate or personal sponsorships are permitted.

In addition, all golf balls must be white in color and no golf balls with logos except those used by the golf ball manufacture, Putt-Putt, PPA or other corporate or personal sponsorships are permitted.