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

Get Your 2016 US Open Championship Tickets 
Tickets for the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club, Oakmont PA, are currently on sale. The practice rounds and championship will be held June 13-19.  Tickets are available for practice rounds, daily tickets, and weekly and championship packages.  For more info on ticket packages visit the USGA website here:  OAKMONT>>
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.   

 



MSGA CHAMPIONSHIPS -- 2016

The MSGA has made several changes to the eligibility requirements for certain events.  Additionally, some events have new divisions. When entry forms become available, please be sure to read each entry form carefully.  Following are the major changes:

  • Amateur, Open, Amateur Public Links and Mid-Amateur:  Maximum handicap index increased from 5.4 to 7.1.
     
  • Pro-Amateur: Entry form indicates the percent of players to receive prizes and the approximate purse, depending on the field size.
     
  • Junior Amateur: The 12-13 age division will play from shorter tees for the age division winner.
     
  • Mid-Amateur - A new net division will play only 18 holes from shorter tees and a maximum handicap index of 12.0.


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USGA Handicap Changes for 2016:  USGA HANDICAP SYSTEM 

MSGA partners with GEICO to bring our members discounts on insurance:  GEICO

Download the most recent issue of Maryland State Golf -- Official Publication of the MSGA: MARCH 2016

View the bracket for the 2016 Team Championship: BRACKET

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Are you looking to publish a charity event, or find an event in your area?  Check out our Charity Corner

 

 


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