The MGA Foundation annually sponsors a Spring Educational Series, with programs designed to educate the Met Area community on various topics. For 2021, these educational programs and seminars will be held virtually.
Contact the MGA Member Services Department for more information on each program.
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.
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.
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.
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 more than 500 students annually to sites throughout the Met Area.