- How do I enter an MGA tournament?
- How many events can I enter in a season?
- I am a member of the MGA; what events can I play in?
- I don’t belong to a private club can I play in your events?
- Do you have to be a great player to play in MGA events?
- Does the "Groove Rule" apply to MGA tournaments?
- Click here for additional FAQ's on the "Groove Rule"
Q. How do I enter an MGA tournament?
A. Simply click “Entry and Cancellation” located under the "Championships" heading. ALL MGA events will require you to have a GHIN number**. Having a GHIN number will be necessary in order to create your new profile. Once you’ve created your profile, you may enter an event by clicking on the checkbox next to the event you are interested in. A checkbox will not be provided if you do not meet the event’s eligibility criteria. Once you’ve completed the registration process you will receive confirmation of your entry electronically.
Q. How many events can I enter in a season?
A. You can enter as many events as you like as long as you meet the eligibility requirements for each event.
Q. I am a member of the MGA; what events can I play in?
A. With the exception of Senior, Junior/Boys and Mid-Amateur events, it simply depends on your Handicap Index. To be eligible you must meet the specific Handicap Index requirements for that event.
Q. I don’t belong to a private club; can I play in your events?
A. Sure. Men’s and women’s clubs that play at public facilities or at Clubs Without Real Estate have been an important part of the MGA for over 75 years. Click here to learn more about joining one of these clubs.
Q. Do you have to be a great player to play in MGA events?
A. Many of our events are played to identify the areas best players. However, our Men’s & Women’s Four-Ball Championships, Senior Net, Father & Son and Caddie Scholarship Pro-Am are open to higher handicap players. In addition, the MGA also offers its schedule of Play Days. These are one-day tournaments for men and women golfers of all ages and abilities. For only $80 per player, you get 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls (where available), continental breakfast, and lunch.
Q. Does the "Groove Rule" apply to MGA tournaments?
A. The MGA has adopted the "Groove Rule" for the Ike, Met Amateur, Met Open and Senior Open at the Sectional Qualifying and Championship levels of the competition. The "Groove Rule" will also be in effect for all USGA events, such as the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Mid-Amateur or the U.S. Senior Open Championships and their qualifiers. Regardless if you're an Amateur or a Professional, all competitors must conform to this condition (a.k.a. use equipment that conforms to the post-Jan 1, 2010 regulations) if this Rule is "in effect".
The MGA strongly suggests that all players competing in these events verify the conformance of their clubs well in advance of their scheduled competition. It is the player’s responsibility, not the MGA’s responsibility, to ensure that their clubs conform. To check if your clubs conform to the USGA guidelines, please click here.