Education Programs

The MGA Foundation annually sponsors a Spring Educational Series, a month-long program of educational forums. The programs are designed to educate club leaders and the golfing public about a wide range of topics of interest to Met Area golfers, including the Rules of Golf, handicapping procedures, new technology and MGA and MGA Foundation services and programs. The MGA also participates in the annual golf show held in New Jersey.

2018 Educational Series Schedule

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.

2018 Date: Thursday, March 29 - Brae Burn Country Club, Purchase, N.Y.

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 representatives of the USGA Green Section.

2018 Date: Wednesday, March 14 - Edgewood Country Club, River Vale, NJ

Handicapping and Rules Seminars
The MGA Foundation’s annual Handicapping and Rules Seminars act as a refresher course for the MGA and USGA Handicapping 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. No registration required.
2018 Dates:

Saturday, March 24 - Montclair Golf Club, West Orange, N.J.
Saturday, April 7 - Cherry Valley Club, Garden City, N.Y.
Saturday, April 14 - Apawamis Club, Rye, N.Y.

Presidents Council and Public Golf Forums
Two popular forums that bring 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 these lively and interactive one-day programs.

2018 Presidents Council Date: Tuesday, October 9 - Location: Canoe Brook


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 caddying to young people. The seminars are free of charge and attract more than 500 students annually to sites throughout the Met Area. Learn More
2018 Caddie Academy Registration

Greenwich CC, Greenwich, Conn. - Mon., April 16
Fenway GC, Scarsdale, N.Y. - Tues., April 17

New Jersey
Hackensack GC, Oradell, N.J. - Tues., April 10
Hollywood GC, Deal, N.J. - Tues., April 17

Long Island
Nassau CC, Glen Cove, N.Y. - Tues., April 10
Meadow Brook Club, Jericho, N.Y. - Wed., April 11
Rockaway Hunting Club, Lawrence, N.Y. - Wed., April 18
Garden City CC, Garden City, N.Y. - Thurs., April 26


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