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.

MSGA Announces USGA State Team Representatives
The Maryland State Golf Association announced that Patrick McCormick, Mark Cusic and Joseph Rice, IV have been selected represent the state of Maryland for the 2014 USGA State Team Championship.  The event will be held September 30 - October 3 at French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana.  Tom Whelan, 1st Vice President of the MSGA will be the non-playing captain.  The event will be a 54 hole stroke play championship, with two of the lowest three individual scores counting for each round.  Good luck team Maryland!
Victory for Washington in the 4th BW Junior Team Match
A Washington team, loaded with players who have had outstanding seasons, put their talents on display in the fourth annual Baltimore-Washington Junior team match at Caves Valley GC, August 23. The result was a 10-2 victory that squared the series at 2-2 on a cool, rainy afternoon.  FULL STORY>>
Denny McCarthy Named to 2014 World Amateur Team
The United States Golf Association has selected three players who will represent the USA at the 2014 World Amateur Team Championship, to be played Sept. 10-13 at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.  FULL STORY>>

The August Issue of Maryland State Golf is Now Available -- Click on the Cover Image to Download
Features in the August issue includes:

  • Amateur Interview with Maryland Open Champion, Patrick McCormick
  • The Junior Golf Program at Congressional Country Club
  • Maryland Open Match Review
  • 5 Questions with World Golf Foundation CEO, Steve Mona
Mark Rallas Takes Medalist Honors at US Senior Amateur Local Qualifier
Three Washington area players were among the four who advanced from sectional qualifying to the U.S. Senior Amateur championship at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, August 19. The event, conducted by the Maryland State Golf Association, drew 54 entries.  Mark Rallas, from Leesburg, Va., and Raspberry Falls G&CC, led the way with a 4-under-par 32-34--66, followed by Mike McCarthy, Bethesda and Argyle CC, 36-35-71.  FULL STORY>>

Long Time Servant of the MSGA, Dawson Stump, Will Be Missed
Dawson Stump, President of the Maryland State Golf Association in 1964, passed away at age 86 on August 13, 2014.  Dawson lived in Owings Mills, MD and was a lifelong member of Green Spring Valley Hunt Club, along with his wife Sarah.



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


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October 13-14 15th Maryland Senior Open Elkridge Club

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