Membership

GSGA Membership Benefits - Golf Clubs

The Mission of the GSGA
To promote and preserve the traditions and integrity of golf in
Georgia
 and to enhance its enjoyment.

In addition to individual member benefits, GSGA provides a variety of services to its Member Clubs that enhance the enjoyment of the game for all golfers in Georgia, including:

Handicapping Services
The GSGA is proud to provide member clubs with the latest in handicapping technology: Dell computers/monitors for use as posting stations, easy to use GHIN software, and a Hewlett-Packard laser printer for reporting.  Touchscreens and label printers are offered as optional equipment.  We provide clubs with full support and fast computer repair or replacement! Best of all, we provide the equipment and the software as an included benefit of your membership!

Included with the GHIN software is a computerized stroke-hole allocation program and the Tournament Pairing Program, an excellent computer-based system to manage competitions.

Course Measuring/Rating Program
GSGA measures and rates member courses in accordance with the USGA Course Rating System, ensuring equity among golfers of all abilities when playing different courses and posting scores for handicap purposes.

GSGA Information/Resource Center
GSGA conducts educational seminars and can provide speakers on golf-related topics, including handicapping, course rating, and the Rules of Golf. GSGA staff members are available to answer questions or provide support to member clubs in any area related to golf, including rules, handicapping and assistance in professionally conducting tournaments and championships.

Tournament Clearinghouse
GSGA serves as a clearinghouse for all golf events in Georgia. (The GSGA does not act as an arbitrator.)

GSGA DealFinder
As a service to our Member Clubs, GSGA provides a free online forum to post special offers, events or discounts to the general public.

Scoreboard Printing Services
GSGA can provide professional quality scoreboards for a variety of club events, ranging from stroke play, match play interclub and Ryder Cup-style format.

Golf Industry Support
GSGA works closely with the Georgia Section PGA, Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, Georgia Chapter, Club Managers Association of America and Georgia Golf Course Owners Association to ensure that golfers in Georgia continue to enjoy the very best of what the game offers. GSGA supports the Georgia Turfgrass Foundation Trust with contributions to turfgrass research and contributes to the support of programs and services of the Georgia Section PGA of America.

GSGA Foundation
The charitable arm of GSGA, the GSGA Foundation, provides educational opportunities that indirectly benefit member clubs and the golfing public. 

  • Yates Scholarships for Member Club Employees - The Yates Scholarships provide college funding to deserving GSGA Member Club employees and their dependents. 
  • Moncrief Scholarships for Georgia's Future Superintendents - The Moncrief Scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding turfgrass students in Georgia.