Countries all over the world hold local tournaments where players can qualify for their National Golf Cup Final.
In New Zealand the qualification tournaments are organised by BMW Dealerships, and are divided into three handicap classes:
- Men A (up to handicap 12)
- Men B (handicap 13 to 28)
- Ladies (up to handicap 28)
The winners of each category at these tournaments are invited to participate in the New Zealand Final.
Three New Zealand winners from the New Zealand Final then progress to the World Final.