Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

TGA Benefits - For Clubs

TGA Benefits - For Clubs

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GHIN Handicapping System

The USGA handicap system helps golfers enjoy golf more by providing golfers of differing skill levels to compete fairly
.  Getting a handicap through the TGA ensures that your club has access to the very latest technology, the largest database of golfers and courses across the nation and has a staff of experts available at your convenience.  Quickly and accurately look up handicaps for guests, automatically update the handicaps for all of your members, and have a team of handicapping experts at your command.
 
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USGA Tournament Management powered by Golf Genius

TGA members gain access to the USGA Tournament Management Club software powered by Golf Genius (“TM Club”) at no charge.  This NEW PRODUCT is a complete replacement for the Tournament Pairing Program (“TPP”) and provides club operators with tools to handle all of the details of hosting an event.  Whether your outing is one day or over the course of an entire season, TM Club will handle it.  Use TM Club for individual, team, gross, net, stroke play, match play, scrambles, shambles, multiple formats and anything else you can imagine.  There is not a more powerful tool in the market and this one is designed FOR club operators BY club operators.  The TM Club Premium software offers even more features and opportunities to “WOW” event participants.  TGA member clubs choosing to upgrade receive $600 off the Premium product subscription.
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Service & Support


The TGA will help your club plan for GHIN start-up and stand by your Handicap Committee through seminars and workshops on GHIN, as well as on handicapping procedures in general.  Dedicated expert Technical Support is free of charge for all TGA member clubs and all software upgrades are automatic and free of charge.

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Hosting TGA activities


TGA Championships receive statewide attention among the game’s most avid players, and we only host these at TGA member clubs.  TGA Fun Golf programs are also only played at member clubs and help connect golfers in a local market with clubs.  The TGA website (www.txga.org) received more than 2.4 million page views in 2016 and hosts more than 52,000 visits each month.  Hosting a TGA event is a great way to introduce a club to the most qualified set of golfers in Texas.
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Consulting Services for Clubs

The TGA works with clubs of all descriptions and acknowledges the challenges of operating a hospitality organization.  To provide TGA member clubs with access to the very best in golf and hospitality consulting resources, the TGA has partnered with Sandra Haynie Golf Experience and RCS Hospitality Group.  These firms provide a wide range of custom consulting services and make them available to TGA member clubs at a discount.  Contact Sandra Haynie Golf Experience or RCS Hospitality Group directly to learn more.
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Added Value to Club Members

Members of your club get much more than a handicap when they join the TGA.  Members gain access to big discounts on
hotels and flights through Affinity Travel Benefits.  TGA members also have access to discounted resort stays, AAA memberships and a free Premium upgrade to the “Find a Game” app.
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Discounted Course Rating Services

Utilizing regional teams of raters located throughout the state, the TGA rates both member club and non-member club courses in accordance with the USGA Course and Slope Rating System. Each year the TGA rates approximately 60 courses, providing precise course and slope ratings for each set of tees so that all golfers can enjoy the benefits of an accurate and equitable handicap system.  Course rating fees for TGA members are discounted by more than $1,500.
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Representation


The TGA represents the interests of its member clubs in national and international organizations.  TGA staff, directors and volunteers participate in leadership roles with the USGA, IAGA (International Association of Golf Administrators), Golf 20/20, TARO (Texas Association of Recreational Organizations), National Golf Foundation and many more.

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TGA Communications


TGA member clubs receive TGA Fore Thoughts every month.  This publication includes information to help your club get the most out of what the TGA has to offer.  You will receive tips to optimize handicapping, course rating and event management products provided by the TGA as well as content collected from industry partners like the CMAA, USGA and club consultants.
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Education


The TGA hosts educational events throughout the state all year long.  We provide regular programming to help clubs comply with handicapping requirements and provide support to Handicap Committees.  Upon request, TGA staff will provide custom educational seminars, best practice training and Q&A sessions for your Board of Directors, Golf Committee, MGA / WGA or membership at large.  PGA members may even qualify for MSR points for select training sessions conducted by the TGA.
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Member engagement and yield management (COMING SOON)


The TGA has partnered with “Find a Game” to bring innovative social networking technology to member engagement and yield management activities for clubs.  TGA member clubs get access to the subscription-based management resources at a 20% discount over non-member clubs.  Members of your clubs may not only download the app for free, but also get a free upgrade to “Find a Game’s” Premium features.
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Access to discounted consulting services (COMING SOON)

The TGA has partnered with industry leaders to bring expert consulting services to member clubs and preferred pricing.  From basic hospitality staff training to a complete management solution, TGA members have access to the most highly regarded leaders in club management.

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