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Manager, Course Rating & Handicapping


Manager, Course Rating & Handicapping – Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA)


The Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Manager, Course Rating & Handicapping (MCRH). The MCRH works closely with and reports directly to the Director of Member Services, and is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Association’s Course Rating and Handicap Service. The MCRH answers course rating related questions and works with member clubs and Association volunteers to help keep course rating information accurate and up-to-date. The MCRH will also be responsible for answering questions and carrying out programs directly related to the USGA Handicap System and all MGA member programs and services.

Founded in 1897, the MGA is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that provides services and programs to our member clubs (and their members). Our services include handicapping (through the USGA GHIN System), course rating, championships (some of the oldest and most prestigious in the nation), educational programs, insurance programs for clubs, administration and interpretation of the Rules of Golf and other initiatives that seek to promote interest in the game for all golfers.


  • Serve as the liaison between the MGA Course Rating and Handicap Committee and the Association staff.
  • Communication with USGA staff and adherence to the USGA Course Rating & Handicap Systems.
  • Schedule and coordinate course ratings, summarize results and relay results to appropriate club officials and staff personnel.
  • Promote and coordinate the MGA course measuring and yardage marking service.
  • Organize communications (including electronic mailings) to handicap chairpersons and keep them up-to-date on the USGA Handicap System.
  • Answer course rating and handicap inquiries and resolve these issues by using all available resources.
  • With the Director of Member Services, help conduct training seminars on the USGA Course Rating and Handicap System.
  • Assist with the administration of MGA member services related to member clubs and member golfers.
  • Assist in managing Play Days Program including but not limited to: scheduling, organizing and managing events.
  • Help build and lead Public Golf Outreach (e.g. Golf Leagues, member outreach, etc.)
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of key MGA events and golf shows (e.g. N.J., Long Island Golf Shows)
  • Assist with other special projects related to member services as assigned by the Director of Member Services (e.g. meetings, seminars and projects)


  • Knowledge and passion for the game of golf.
  • Experience with USGA Course Rating and GHIN handicap software and products.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, telephone), public relations and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage numerous projects concurrently.
  • Advanced computer skills (Access, Word, Excel, and database programs) and should be proficient with internet operations.
  • Work in a fast-paced and team-oriented structure with emphasis on customer service ideals.
  • Familiarity with golf event software is a plus.
  • Ability to travel in the Tri-State area.


  • Commensurate with experience, education and qualifications
  • Cell phone and travel expense reimbursement
  • MGA staff Apparel and uniforms
  • Comprehensive benefits package available including Health, Dental, Life Insurance
  • Paid time off and 401 (k) plan


  • The position is a full time appointment.



Interested candidates are asked to email a cover letter and resume to Do not fax, mail or send applications in any other manner.

The position is available until filled and the successful applicant will be required to submit to a full background check prior to employment.

All applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their resume. Candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted in November with interviews to be conducted as soon as practicable.

The Metropolitan Golf Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer