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.
2020 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.
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 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. Registration may be completed online through the link below. All seminars run from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., with a brief break betweek Handicapping and Rules presentations.
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.
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.