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Member Education

The MGA Foundation annually sponsors a series of educational events geared for members of the Met Area golf community and club leaderships. These events and seminars are designed to educate on various timely and relevant topics and issues.

Contact the MGA Member Services Department for more information on each program. 

Educational Offerings

Met PGA/MGA Rules of Golf Workshop
Attended by local golf professionals, club officials and MGA Committee members, the Rules Workshop includes discussion on recent Rules decisions, application of the Rules in match play versus stroke play and any other relevant information. The Workshop has also included presentations from representatives of the USGA and PGA of America.


Green Chairman Education Series
The Green Chairman Education Series is a forum for club Green Chairmen and Golf Course Superintendents to discuss issues related to golf course maintenance and agronomy. Past series have included presentations by industry experts and representatives of the USGA Green Section.

2024 - Thursday, March 28 - Alpine Country Club, Demarest, N.J.


Handicapping and Rules Seminars
The MGA Foundation’s annual Handicapping and Rules Seminars act as a refresher course for the World Handicap System, as well as the Rules of Golf. Hosted by Met Area clubs each year, the seminars provide attendees with information regarding upgrades to the Handicap System. These seminars act has part of the WHS Authorization Program, where all member clubs need to complete a quiz and attend an educational seminar each year. 

2024 Seminars, which run from 9-11 a.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  • 3/23 - The Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y.
  • 4/6 - Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y.
  • 4/20 - Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, N.J.

2024 Webinars

  • 3/19, 11am - 2024 WHS Key Changes Webinars
  • 5/14, 3pm - World Handicap System Webinars
  • 3/26, 11am - Handicapping & Rules Seminar

Seminar & Webinar Registration


Presidents Council 
An annual educational seminar that brings together expert speakers and club leaders to discuss timely and relevant topics on all areas of club operations. Legal issues affecting clubs, club renovations, employment practices, safety issues and changing club demographics are just some of the topics covered in the past at this one-day program. 


Caddie Academies
Keeping caddies in the game through a series of after school training programs conducted by local caddie managers and golf professionals that introduce the basics of caddieing to young people. The seminars are free of charge and attract hundreds of students annually to sites throughout the Met Area. 2024 Caddie Academy dates and registration information are available here


MGA Ambassador Program
The  Ambassador program fosters open communication between the MGA and member clubs in the hopes of creating real solutions to any issue a club might face. This network of Ambassadors and their connections with their peers at other clubs will be a valuable resource of ideas, suggestions and solutions for all. Learn More

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Our Mission is to offer individuals from all our communities life changing experiences through golf. Innovative programs reflecting the values and traditions of golf provide a great education and a solid link to future opportunities.