Services ~ Memberships
All MSGA tournaments are open only to the amateur members of golf clubs
and associations affiliated with the MSGA. Players must also have a current USGA
GHIN card, issued by their club and administered by the MSGA, in order to
participate in handicapped events. Employees of member clubs may play if they
meet amateur status and have a GHIN handicap.
An MSGA membership card must
be purchased annually by all amateur players. Cost for the card is $25 if
purchased in advance and $30 if purchased at a tournament. Special note: Players
will not be able to sign up for any championships until they have purchased
their MSGA membership card. Visit our online registration to sign up
electronically. All tournament applications,
except weekend events, are now available on line as
well. For junior players under 18 years of age, the membership card is $10. A
card is required to compete in junior events. Please note that only one
participant in the Father-Son Championship is required to have a membership
card. Likewise, one particpant per team in the Maine Mixed must have an active
membership in either the MSGA, the WMSGA, or the SMWGA. Professionals in the
Charlie’s Portland Maine Open are not required to purchase an MSGA card.
Membership includes a Rules
of Golf book along with an MSGA Member Rewards card, which allows player
discounts at participating golf courses across the state. Players are
responsible for adhering to all Member Rewards terms and abuse of the Rewards
card could result in revocation of membership privileges. For a complete list of
discounts offered, along with all terms, please
go here. Players are encouraged to check the
Rewards card terms frequently, as clubs get added and terms may change.
As stated, there are three ways to
join the MSGA. You can join the MSGA online or print the application and mail it
in with your check. Alternatively you can join at your first tournament and pay
the scorer / tournament administrator.
To print the membership application
To join online you will first have to create a
username and password. You need to have an email address to do this.
The process is easy and takes just a few minutes. A GHIN number is required in
order to register for tournaments or pay for your membership. If you don’t know
your GHIN number you may call the MSGA office at 829-3549 or reach us by email
Note - where it says register without a
GHIN number, that's intended for professionals only.
Once you have the required information
click the link below. After creating your username and password, you will be
able to purchase your 2013 MSGA membership. Simply creating a user name and
password does NOT make you a paid MSGA member.
Login and choose MSGA Membership Program Signup from the left-hand column.
When the next window opens, put a check mark in the box
next to the appropriate membership program. Then click the register button
and follow the steps from there. It will cost you $25, unless you are under 18,
in which case it’s $10.
Use this link
MSGA Online Registration