Why Is There an "R" Next to My Handicap Index? Did you know that the USGA has a comprehensive Handicapping FAQ section to answer all of your questions? Issues ranging from "how to establish a handicap" to "players competing from different tees" can be found by a simple search in the USGA Handicapping FAQ section found here: HANDICAPPING FAQ
MSGA Announces Junior Grant Program The Maryland State Golf Association (MSGA) announced a new grant program for junior golfers that will help offset the cost of competing in national and regional tournaments. Grantees will receive reimbursement for up to $500 in tournament-related expenses. For more info on the Junior Grant Program please click HERE
MSGA Announces Partnership with GEICO
MSGA members could save even more with a special discount from GEICO. Click on the GEICO logo or HERE to get your free quote. Be sure to tell GEICO that you are an MSGA member to see how much more you can save. Every quote helps benefit the MSGA and our programs.
MSGA Score Posting App is available for iPhone & Android The MSGA score posting APP is free, and available to all MSGA members. This APP will allow you to conveniently post scores, verify handicaps, search for a golf course and calculate your course handicap from your mobile device. Visit your app store today and type in MSGA for your FREE download. Login information can be found by contacting your club.
MSGA Charity Corner
The MSGA Charity Corner is a service provided for charities to list their upcoming golf events, or individuals trying to find an event to participate in your area. Charities wishing to submit their information for posting can do so by clicking HERE Golfers can find a listing of events HERE.
The MSGA has made several changes to the eligibility requirements for certain events and also added divisions to some; please review the entry forms carefully. Following are the major changes:
Pro-Amateur: Amateur players and professionals no longer are required to be from the same club.
Father & Son: Professionals will be allowed to play with their sons and/or fathers. Professionals will play scratch and are part of the main event.
B/W & B/W Juniors: These two team matches have been combined for 2017 and both the Baltimore team and the Washington team will be composed of six two man teams with a junior golfer on each two man team.
Junior Amateur: The maximum age remains 19 as of the date of the Championship, but a player may now be in college and still be eligible.
Mid-Amateur: A net division will be added to play only 18 holes from a forward set of tees and a maximum index of 12.0.
Registration is Now Open for all 2017 One-Day events!
MSGA One-Day events are relaxed! Click the link below to visit the One-Day Events page for tournament information and registration. Sign up for Eagle's Nest CC ends March 31! You can also register for any event by viewing the 2017 schedule under the "Tournaments" tab at the top.
Woodholme CC, Turf Valley, Hillendale CC, and Suburban Club will use the standard format of four-ball stroke-play, while the events at Eagle's Nest CC and Montgomery CC will be four-ball stroke-play using stableford scoring. Also new for 2017 is the Chapman/Pinehurst format, which will be introduced at Crofton CC on May 31.