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.

2016 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship Registration is Now Open
The United States Golf Association (USGA), the Masters Tournament and The PGA of America officially opened registration for the 2016 Drive, Chip and Putt Championship for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year's National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club.  The top 80 performers-40 boys and 40 girls - will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National on Sunday, April 3, the eve of the 2016 Masters.  FULL STORY>>

NEWLAND Joins MSGA as Director of Rules & Competitions
The Maryland State Golf Association announces that Kellon (Kelly) Newland, PGA has accepted the position of Director of Rules & Competitions for the MSGA.  Kelly is replacing Randy Reed, who will be directing his attention and duties to both the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association and the Middle Atlantic Golf Association.  FULL STORY>>

Stasia Collins appointed as Chairman of USGA Women's Committee
The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced the appointment of Stasia Collins, of Baltimore, Md., to serve a one-year term as chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee in 2015.  Stasia was the president of the MSGA Women's Division from 2006-2007.
Denny McCarthy Wins Player of the Year & John Howson Wins Senior Player of the Year
Denny McCarthy finished with a record total of 985 points and is one of two players to win back-to-back Player-of-the-Year awards.  Howson earned his second MSGA Player-of-the-Year honor, and became the first player in the eight-year history of the program to win in each of two divisions (Regular and Senior).  
McCarthy Story>>    Howson Story>>



2015 MSGA Patron Member Program Now Available - Great Gift!
We are continuing our partnership with the Victory Golf Pass in 2015!  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, and VA).  Membership in the 2015 program starts at just $55.00 for the Patron level membership!  Learn more>>
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 Maryland State Golf Association currently has an opening for 2015 USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship.  The position will remain open until filled.  To view information about the responsibilities, qualifications and compensation of this position as well as how to apply, please click


2015 Tournament Schedule

New for 2015:

  • Amateur/Open Qualifiers - The MSGA is adding a fourth venue for the Am/Open Qualifier that will be on the Eastern Shore.
  • Amateur/Open Qualifiers - Carts will be permitted for players and caddies.
  • Four-Ball Championship - Players from different clubs may play as partners.
  • Senior Four-Ball Championship - New Super Senior division will play from a shorter yardage. Both players must be 65 or over. Players 65 and over may still compete for the Overall Championship, if they desire, but must play the longer yardage with those under 65. 
  • Player of the Year Point System has been revised starting in 2015, eliminating some tournaments, adding new tournaments, and altering some point totals. Click here to view the new Point System.
  • MSGA eClub members must reside in the state of Maryland to be eligible to play in State Championships.
  • USGA State Team - The MSGA Tournament Committee will select the three man USGA State Team players with due consideration being given to the Player of the Year point standings. 

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