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United States Golf Association - USGA
P.O. Box 708
Far Hills, NJ 07931-0708

The USGA has served as the national governing body of golf since its formation in 1894. It is a non-profit organization run by golfers for the benefit of golfers. The USGA remains committed to promoting policies and programs For The Good of The Game. The USGA acts in cooperation with national, regional, and local golf associations in areas of common interest. The Association also represents the United States in relations with golf associations of other countries. As the national governing body, the USGA is responsible for the following services: writes and interprets the Rules of Golf, produces the Rules of Amateur Status, conducts national tournaments, provides a handicap service, maintains equipment standards, funds turfgrass and environmental research and preserve's golf history through the USGA Museum and Library.

Massachusetts Golf Association
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
(774) 430-9100 / (800) 356-2201
Fax: (774) 430-9101

The MGA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting and preserving amateur golf in the Commonwealth. Since its founding in 1903, the organization has enjoyed a growth from 42 to 400 member clubs, two to 10 Championships and from 1,000 to 101,000 member golfers.
In 2002, the MGA reached a watershed moment when its number of member golfers surpassed the 100,000 threshold for the first time. The current 101,000+ total represents an approximate 60-percent membership increase over the last decade. Much of that increase is attributable to a 50-percent growth in member clubs over the past 15 years. Presently, more than two-thirds of the 400 member clubs are public-access facilities, while nearly one-half of member golfers are enrolled at public facilities.

As the seventh largest state golf association in the country, the MGA has been at the forefront of industry advances such as the creation of a computerized handicap system, online registration and real-time Championship scoring. After celebrating 100 years of serving golf in Massachusetts in 2003, the MGA is setting its sights on another productive 100 years of service to its member clubs and individual golfers.

Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts - WGAM
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
P: 774-430-9010
F: 774-430-9011

Founded in 1900, the Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts (WGAM) is the oldest state women's golf association in the United States. The WGAM currently serves over 2,000 individual members who belong to more than 180 member clubs. Each year the WGAM sponsors 24 amateur tournaments in addition to an active junior golf program open to any girl residing in Massachusetts. In 1985, the WGAM organized the WGAM Jr. Scholarship Fund for the sole purpose of providing scholarship aid to deserving junior golfers who have participated in the WGAM Junior Golf Tournament Program.

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Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, Inc.
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
P: 774-430-9090
F: 774-430-9091

One of the largest independent scholarship organizations in New England and second largest caddie fund in the United States, the Ouimet Fund will award an historic $1 million in the 2004-2005 academic year. The million-dollar mark will bring The Fund to over $14.6 million in need-based college tuition assistance scholarships to 4,100 young people since its founding in 1949. In 2003-2004, the Ouimet Fund awarded $975,000 to 350 young people. The awards range from $1,000 to $9,000 per year. Honorary scholars are also designated among those applicants who do not require financial assistance. The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) organization and is considered, “The Golf Charity of Massachusetts.” The scholarship program is professionally managed and contributions to The Fund are tax-deductible. Ouimet Fund applicants must have completed at least two years service to golf as caddies or helpers in pro shop or course superintendent operations in Massachusetts. The Ouimet Scholarship is competitive, with applicants evaluated based upon golf service, academic excellence, character and financial need.

New England Senior Golfers' Association
Post Office Box 376
Westwood, MA 02090
P: 781-449-1452

Founded in 1922, the New England Senior Golfers' Association was created with the goal of encouraging friendly competition among senior golfers and fostering the game in the spirit and tradition of the United States Golf Association. In addition, the association holds monthly golf tournaments during the season at various golf clubs across New England. The New England Senior Golfers' Association is a major contributor to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund through its NESGA Scholarship which is funded each year by the NESGA membership comprising of 400 senior golfers from New England.

Bay State Seniors' Golf Association
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
P: 774-430-9070
F: 774-430-9101

The Bay State Seniors' Golf Association aims to promote friendly competition and good fellowship and to advance the best interests of golf and senior golfers in Massachusetts. Any male amateur golfer above the age of 55 who is in good standing with a Massachusetts Golf Association member club is eligible to become a member of the organization. The Bay State Seniors' Golf Association hosts five major tournaments annually and also sends a group to compete in state team competition against teams from New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

New England Intercollegiate Golf Association
4 Lindsey Avenue
Beverly, MA 01915
P: 978-922-8333
F: 978-922-8333

The New England Intercollegiate Golf Association, Inc. (NEIGA) is a non-profit organization which was first organized in 1934 at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. With the exception of the World War II years of 1941-45, it has maintained both individual and team championships annually. It is believed to be the largest gathering of collegiate players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III competing at the same location on a 36-hole layout. There are currently 48 New England colleges and universities as members.

New England Golf Association
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
P: 774-430-9020
F: 774-430-9101

The New England Golf Association (NEGA) is comprised of officers and leaders from the six New England golf associations and conducts three major amateur championships each year: New England Amateur Championship, New England Junior Invitational and the New England Senior Championship. The organization is run by an appointed, part-time executive secretary.

New England PGA - NEPGA
P.O. Box 743
284 E. Temple Street
Boylston, MA 01505
P: 508-869-0000
F: 508-869-0009

The New England PGA has been making the game of golf better for over 80 years in New England. The NEPGA is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting the game of golf and is one of the 41 sections that comprise the PGA of America. The NEPGA administers over 150 tournaments yearly for professional, amateur and junior golfers. The NEPGA also sponsors junior golf clinics, hold educational seminars for PGA professionals, and hosts two merchandise shows annually. The NEPGA consists of over 670 PGA golf professionals and over 230 PGA apprentices at over 340 golf facilities in Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island.

Connecticut State Golf Association - CSGA
Golf House
35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 212
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
P: 860-257-4171
F: 860-257-8355

Maine State Golf Association - MSGA
374 U.S. Route One
Yarmouth, ME 04096
P: 207-846-3800
F: 207-846-4055

New Hampshire Golf Association - NHGA
P.O. Box 486
Wolfeboro, NH 03894
P: 603-569-3471
F: 603-569-3472

Rhode Island Golf Association - RIGA
One Button Hole Drive, Suite #2
Providence, RI 02909
P: 401-272-1350
F: 401-331-3627

Vermont Golf Association - VGA
P.O. Box 1612, Station A
Rutland, VT 05701
P: 802-773-7180
F: 802-773-7182

Western Massachusetts PGA Chapter
35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 212
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
P: 860-257-4653
F: 860-257-8355

Connecticut Section PGA
35 Cold Spring Road, Suite 212
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
P: 860-257-4653
F: 860-257-8355

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