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.



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.
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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>>
Whelan Elected President, Scholarship & Outstanding Achievements Recognized
Thomas Whelan was elected president of the MSGA at the organization's 94th annual meeting at Manor CC on November 14, 2014.  The newest vice-president is Theodore Florenz, Chartwell CC, who takes the spot vacated by out-going president Richard Collins.  Denny McCarthy and Pat Tallent were presented with the Dawson Stump Oustanding Achievement Awards.  MSGA and Emmet Gary Scholarship recipients were also recognized.  FULL STORY>> 
Past President of the Maryland State Golf Association, Jim Lekas, Passes Away at Age 85
James (Jim) Lekas, Hillendale Country Club, passed away on November 11, 2014 at the age of 85.  Jim served 10 years on the MSGA board of directors, and was President of the organization in 1976.  Jim served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, and was active as President of B&L Sales, Inc. until the spring of 2014.  FULL OBITUARY>> 

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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.
 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 (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!  
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Maryland State Golf Association currently has two job opportunities available -- Director of Rules & Competitions and USGA P.J. Boatwright Internship.  Each position will remain open until filled.  To view information about the responsibilities, qualifications and compensation of each position as well as how to apply, please click
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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.
  • Senior Amateur - Super Senior (65 and over) division of the Championship competition will be conducted over a shorter course (same course as "net" players). 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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