MGA and NYSGA Announce Joint Membership
ELMSFORD, N.Y. (March 4, 2019) – The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) and Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) are pleased to announce a joint membership for clubs and courses in the areas that the associations overlap, effective March 1, 2019. The joint membership will benefit the golf community in Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and on Long Island.
The joint membership enhances the MGA’s portfolio of member benefits and offers increased opportunities for golfers, while simplifying the administration process for clubs and facilities. Through this initiative, all clubs—including clubs without real estate and individual golfers in the overlapping areas—will be joint members of the MGA and NYSGA. Joint members are entitled to member benefits of each association, including educational opportunities and tournament privileges.
“Our main goal is always to serve golf and golfers in the best way possible, and this partnership with the NYSGA will provide new opportunities for golfers to enjoy the game,” shared MGA President Tod Pike. “We’ve had success working with our other neighboring organizations, and we’re looking forward to embarking on this new collaboration with the NYSGA.”
From an administrative standpoint, the joint membership allows for a more streamlined experience for clubs with these valuable benefits bound under a single umbrella.
“The MGA is excited to collaborate with our neighbors to the North, the NYSGA,” MGA Executive Director Brian Mahoney said. “Both associations feel strongly about working collaboratively to better serve golf in southern New York and the more than 70,000 golfers impacted by this membership.”
The NYSGA currently serves more than 400 clubs throughout the state, with headquarters in Jamesville, N.Y., outside of Syracuse. The association conducts 17 annual championships for players of all abilities.
“Combining efforts and working together to provide this joint membership strengthens each association’s ability to better serve the needs of our collective memberships while keeping costs as low as possible,” stated Bill Moore, NYSGA Executive Director. “We have enjoyed a close relationship with the MGA for many years and are eager to grow our relationships with golfers and clubs throughout our overlapping territory.”
Full schedules of championships and educational events can be found on each Association’s website – mgagolf.org and nysga.org.
For more information, please contact Kevin Kline, MGA Director of Member Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-347-4653.