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.

Pat Tallent Wins 2014 United States Senior Amateur
With a 2&1 victory over Bryan Norton, Pat Tallent, of Congressional Country Club, takes the 2014 USGA Senior Amateur Championship.  Tallent holed a 30-foot putt on the 17th hole to seal the deal on a tremendous week.  Congratulations to Pat!  FULL STORY>> 

The September Issue of Maryland State Golf is Now Available for Download
Download the September issue of Maryland State Golf by clicking the cover image, and enjoy the following features:

  • 5 questions with Rhett Evans -- CEO of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • TJ - JL Foundation -- How Golf is Helping Fight Diabetes
  • Rules Revisited -- Loose Impediments, Pitch Marks and Fairways
US Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier at Argyle Country Club
The starting times and pairings are available for the US Amateur Four-Ball Qualifier on October 20.  Please review the letter to competitors which includes conditions and restrictions pertaining to this event as well as the golf course setup.  There will be 75 teams competing for 5 qualifying spots and 2 alternate positions.  LETTER   PAIRINGS
Loyola Golfer Matt Oshrine Wins First Collegiate Event and Honors His Late Father
Matt Oshrine takes home his first collegiate victory at the St. John's Doc Gimmler in convincing fashion by breaking the 54-hole scoring record.  Read the full article in Golfweek magazine on how the victory was an honor to his late father:  FULL STORY>>
Denny McCarthy Helps Lead USA to World Amateur Team Championship Victory
Denny McCarthy, Rockville, MD, shot an 8-under par 64 on the final day of the WATC in Karuizawa, Japan to help secure victory for Team USA.  His front nine score of 28 set the WATC record for lowest ever recorded at the event.  Congratulations to Denny, and the rest of team USA, for a great victory.  Full Story>>
Howson Runs Away with Senior Amateur at Musket Ridge
John Howson could hardly stand the wait as he looked forward to a 55th birthday and full tournament playing golf in the Senior division. From 50-54 (2009-2013) he made the best of it by winning three Maryland State Senior Opens (age requirement is 50) and qualifying for a U.S. Senior Open.  FULL STORY>>
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!



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


Pairings are available for the following events:
October 13-14 15th Maryland Senior Open Round 1  Elkridge Club
October 20 USGA Four-Ball Qualifier Pairings Argyle CC

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Pairings are available for the 15th Maryland Senior Open at Elkridge Club.
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