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

Become a Member - Form Your Own Club

Become a Member - Form Your Own Club

It is easy to do and is a very popular option for golfers who want to enjoy the benefits of being a TGA Member and establish a USGA Handicap Index via GHIN without joining a group at a golf course. You can form your own club under one of two categories, depending upon the circumstances of your group:

Type 2

(Previously called a Club without Real Estate) 

Its members are affiliated or known to one another via a common bond–business, fraternal, religious, ethnic, social or other local organization. The majority of the club members had an affiliation prior to organizing the club. 


Type 3

(Commonly referred to as an Internet Club)

The members had no prior affiliation and a majority of the recruiting and sign-up of the membership is done by solicitation to the general public (e.g., Internet, newspaper).

Additional requirements
Once you have determined which category applies to your group, then you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Must have at least ten individual members*
  • Operates under Bylaws (the TGA can provide a sample copy)
  • Must become licensed to issue handicaps and utilize the USGA Handicap System either:
  1. Through its membership with the TGA, or
  2. Obtain a license agreement directly from the USGA

*Note: Within the context of the USGA Handicap System, a member is defined as one who is affiliated with a licensed golf club for the purposes of obtaining a Handicap Index.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this process, please contact Mary Harrison in the Member Services department at 214.468.8942 or via e-mail at mary@txga.org.

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