Local Knowledge

February 2021


The TGA would like to remind all Member Club GHIN Contacts and Handicap Chairs that the end of February is the deadline for TGA/GHIN Member Deletion.

All golfers no longer wanting to participate in the GHIN service must be inactivated on your club roster no later than 11:59 P.M. (CST) on Sunday, February 28. Your club’s March billing will be based on the number of active GHIN golfers in your GHIN Roster after that date and time.

For those clubs participating in our Online Join Renew (OJR) program, golfers added via OJR have already paid and should be left in your club roster as “active.” The rebated amount (if applicable) will show on your club’s March bill summary.

Lastly, please take this opportunity to make certain all Junior/Minor golfers are coded correctly as “J” type with their Date of Birth and Minors have been linked to Guardian. Juniors/Minors not coded as such by midnight on February 28 will be charged the regular rate.

If you have any questions or need assistance accessing your player rosters, please contact Mary Harrison, Senior Director of Handicapping & Membership, at 1-866-468-8942 ext. 152.


A “Hard Card” is the common name used to refer to Local Rules and Terms of the Competition that organizations or specific clubs use across a number of events.

The USGA Hard Card applies at all USGA Championships, including all qualifying competitions, and regularly serves as a template for others to follow.

To view the USGA’s 2021 Hard Card, click here.


The Club Management Association of America (CMAA) recently announced the reinvention of its 2021 World Conference and Club Business Expo with a new, entirely virtual presentation. The event will take place from March 8-12.

President and CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, explains “CMAA is committed to bringing the club industry together in 2021 for professional development, networking, idea sharing, and more. Harnessing the latest technology and an accessible, innovative, and engaging virtual platform, attendees will be able to join from anywhere with internet access.”

CMAA’s World Conference is the largest gathering of club industry professionals, held annually since 1927. Unparalleled professional development and education, career-enhancing networking opportunities, and a showcase of the latest innovations available—the Club Business Expo—make this a must-attend event for club management professionals. Immerse yourself in five days of stellar educational programming engineered for your challenges, without the cost of travel or concern about time away.

For CMAA World Conference details and online registration, click here.


The Texas Golf Hall of Fame recently announced the expansion of their Board of Directors. The expansion adds four new board seats and will greatly expand the Hall’s depth of industry knowledge at the Board level.

Newly appointed Board Members are:

• Sam Brewster – Managing Director of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), and owner of Brewster Association Services.

• Curtis Kelley, CCM – General Manager of Preston Trail Golf Club in Dallas. Mr. Kelley is also the past President of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the CMAA.

• Mike Epps – Past President, Lone Star Chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), and the current Golf Course Superintendent at Mira Vista Country Club in Ft. Worth.

• Johnny Walker – South Central Regional Representative, GCSAA, and former past President of the South Texas Chapter of the GCSAA.

“We are delighted to have representatives from the CMAA and GCSAA join our Board. Their members and organizations will provide us with reach and bandwidth to enhance our future plans. The size, strength and professionalism of both organizations are great additions to our Board,” said Board Chairman Reid Meyers.

To read full story, click here.