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Els for Autism Golf Challenge

Jupiter, FL 33458 US

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Golf Challenge?

The Els for Autism Golf Challenge is a series of amateur golf tournaments to benefit the Els for Autism Foundation. The Golf Challenge tournaments are hosted from March to October and will be conducted throughout the U.S. The Els for Autism Golf Challenge also offers the option of running your own affiliate event or donating as a non-golfer. Teams that fundraise $15,000 or more in donations will advance to the Grand Finale.


Can I play if I do not have a USGA GHIN Number?

Yes! If you do not submit a GHIN number at the time of registration and your handicap cannot be verified, you will play as a scratch golfer on event day. Please note that handicap indexes will not be accepted. To learn more or create a new account, please visit the website here


Can I submit my handicap index over my GHIN Number?

No, handicap indexes will not be accepted. This rule has been put in place by our National Co-Chairs to ensure accurate tournament scoring. The Els for Autism team will use your GHIN number to verify your most up-to-date HCI the Thursday before the event. If you do not submit a GHIN number at the time of registration and your handicap cannot be verified, you will play as a scratch golfer on event day. 


How Does SAP support the Golf Challenge?

SAP is a proud partner of the Els for Autism Golf Challenge regional event series. Through this annual event, SAP employees can strengthen relationships with customers through a common mission of serving our communities.


What is the tie-breaking policy?

In the event of a tie, the golf professional will match the scores of the team’s best ball to determine the winner based on the best score for the last nine holes. If the tying players have the same score for the last nine, the professional will determine the winner based on the last six holes, the last three holes, and finally the 18th hole. If this method is used in a competition with a multiple tee start (1 & 10 or a shotgun), it is recommended that the “last nine holes, last six holes, etc.,” is considered to be holes 10-18, 13-18, etc. following the USGA back nine guidelines.


What are the participant restrictions?

The Golf Challenge is open to all amateur golfers and professional golfers. A professional golfer may not be eligible to win the tournament and scores will not be counted toward final tournament results. At least one team member must be 18 years of age or over.


Can I have a refund?

People who register for a regional event and later find themselves unable to participate may not seek a refund of either registration fees or donations. They may, however, designate a substitute team member. For more questions, please contact


What is the Affiliate Event Program?
To learn more about the Els for Autism Affiliate Event program, please click here.


How does my team qualify for the Golf Challenge Grand Finale?
Teams that raise $15,000 or more by October 15, 2024, at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time to qualify for the Golf Challenge Grand Finale.


How do I donate to a Golf Challenge team?

Visit the "Donate to a Team" tab at the top of the regional event page. Search for the person you are looking to donate on behalf of and click the link for their team. Now that you are on their team page, click the ‘donate now’ button and donate. They will receive notification of your donation.

You may also donate by check. Please make all checks payable to 'Els for Autism' and mail them to:
Els for Autism
Attn: Golf Challenge Accounting
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, Florida 33458



How do I register a team?

    1. Click the “Register” button at the top of the regional event page.

    2. Enter the information for Registrant #1.

    3. If registering a team, then click the “Add Another Registrant” button.

    4. From here, add the information for Registrant #2.  

      • If you do not yet have a partner confirmed, we recommend putting TBD along with Registrant #1’s email, home address, and cell phone. 


    5. Next, check the box under the Waiver/Terms and Conditions. Then, click Continue.

    6. Select Create a Team for Registrant #1 using your and your playing partner's last names (i.e., Team Els/Shanken).

      • Once created, add Registrant #2 to the team by selecting the "Join the Same Team as Registrant #1" tab below on the right.
      • Then click Continue at the bottom of the screen.


    7. Next, provide your USGA GHIN information. If you do not have a GHIN #, please put NA. Once complete, click Continue.

    8. The next screen is your Team Fundraiser. No actions are needed, scroll to the bottom and click Continue.

    9. Next, you can pre-purchase your mulligans and raffle tickets, which will be ready for you at the registration desk. Once completed, click Continue.

    10. Add in your credit card details.

      • Please note if you plan to participate in another event with us, we recommend saving your credit card to your profile for easy registration in the future. 


    11. From here you will review your and your playing partners' registrations and pay the fees.

How do I update my TBD partner?

1.       Login to RunSignup, click the profile icon in the top right, then select Profile from the drop-down.

2.       From here scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the purple Registration Links box, then click My Registered Races from the list.

3.       Next, find the registration you are wishing to edit and select MANAGE REGISTRATION under the Time/Date section.

4.       The page will open up in the My Registration tab where you can resend your confirmation email.

5.       To Edit Reg Info Details:

a.       To edit your registration details, locate the Participant Info tab at the top of the page.

b.       From here you will see all your registration details. Edit any information and click the teal Update Information button at the bottom.

6.       To Edit Reg Questions (i.e., USGA GHIN):

a.       From the menu at the top select, Questions, which will open and allow you to update your GHIN or any other reg questions.  

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