Founded in 1921, the Maryland State Golf Association fulfills its constitutional mandate by promoting the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions; sponsoring and conducting state tournaments as well as USGA qualifying rounds each year; educating and informing Maryland golfers about changes in the Rules of Golf; fostering respect for the game of golf as well as its Rules; and awarding scholarships.

McCormick Trumps McCarthy in Five Hole Playoff to Win Maryland Open
Patrick McCormick rolled home a 15-foot birdie putt on the fifth extra hole (No. 12) to outlast defending champion Denny McCarthy for the championship of the 93rd Maryland Open at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, July 16.  McCormick, from Baltimore CC, and McCarthy, from Argyle CC, matched pars for the first four holes of sudden-death (Nos. 1-18-1-11), although each had short putts to win along the way but could not convert.

One-Day Four-Ball at Norbeck Country Club
Scores of 9-10-11 under par highlighted play in the net division of a One-Day Four-Ball, at Norbeck CC, July 9.  Cho YG Yi and Chan Hee Chung, Needwood GC, combined to shoot 80-19-61 to place first in the Women's division, edging Oksun Kim, Turf Valley CC, and Soon Nam Lee, Waverly Woods GC, who returned 75-13-62.  FULL STORY>>
Bassler, Navarro, and George Advance to USGA Amateur Championship
Matt Bassler and Chris Navarro each birdied his 17th hole of the afternoon round and finished in a tie for the medal at 3-over par 147, as a well-groomed Woodholme CC took a severe toll on most of the 67 players who returned two scores in U.S. Amateur qualifying program, July 7.

Issue 12 of Maryland State Golf -- Official Publication of the MSGA -- is Available for Download
Issue 12 of Maryland State Golf features the Amateur Interview with 2014 MSGA Amateur Champion, Denny McCarthy, Round Review at Links at Lighthouse Sound, Rules Revisited, with Randy Reed covering "known or virtually certain", review of the 93rd MSGA Amateur Championship and much more.  To download the full issue, click on the cover image, or the link below.
ISSUE 12>>
2015 Drive Chip & Putt Championship
In 2014, 1,800 junior golfers in the Middle Atlantic Section will compete FOR FREE to earn a chance to be invited to Augusta National for the 2015 Masters Tournament.  Entry is open to boys and girls ages 7-15, competing in the following age groups:  7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.



USGA Announces Opening of Entries for Inaugural Four-Ball Championship
Entries are now open for the 2015 USGA Amateur Four-Ball Championship.  The Olympic Club will be the host for the Men's 2015 Championship, and the Women will be competing at Bandon Dunes.  Entry is open through 5 PM, August 6, and players can enter online here:  USGA
MSGA Score Posting App is now available for iPhone & Android
The MSGA is excited to announce that a score posting and handicap app has just been released for both the iPhone and Android mobile devices.  This app will allow you to conveniently post scores, verify handicaps, search for golfer course and calculate your course handicap from your mobile device.  Visit your app store today and type in MSGA for your FREE download.

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 (submit to Handicap & Member Services)  Golfers can find a listing of events HERE.   

Maryland State Golf Association HOLE-IN-ONE CLUB

If you make a hole-in-one, and are a member of a MSGA member club you are eligible to become member of the MSGA Hole-In-One Club!  

The USGA P.J Boatwright internship is designed to give experience to individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in golf administration.  The MSGA offers a yearly internship typically lasting 3-4 months from May through August.  A high interest in golf/golf administration with considerable knowledge of the game of golf is beneficial, and a college degree (completed or in progress) is preferred.  The 2014 position has been filled.  For more information, including how to apply for internship in 2015 please click HERE 

2014 MSGA Patron Member Program - Available for Purchase!
We are excited to continue our partnership with the Victory Golf Pass in 2014.  The MSGA Patron Program allows members to receive special discounted rates at OVER 320 of the finest golf facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region (MD, D.C., DE, PA, NJ, VA, and WV).  Membership starts at just $55 with opportunities to upgrade to Silver, Gold, and eClub.  Learn more...
Patron Member Program


Registration is open for the following events:
August 11-12 28th Mid-Amateur Montgomery Country Club
September 8-9 86th Senior Amateur Championship Musket Ridge Golf Club

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