TGA/GHIN® MEMBER DELETION DEADLINE NEARS
The TGA would like to remind all Member Club GHIN Contacts, Head Professionals, and Golf Shop Staff 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 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 the TGA’s Online Join Renew (OJR) program, golfers added via OJR have already paid and should be left in your club roster as “active.” The credit 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 a Guardian. Juniors/Minors not coded as such by midnight on February 28 will be charged the regular rate.
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2023 TGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
The TGA Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Doris Kallina/’Nez Muhleman Scholarship for deserving young women who have a connection to the game of golf and are seeking higher education.
Valued at $25,000 over a four-year period, the scholarship is named for Doris Kallina and ‘Nez Muhleman, two women who have given their time, energy, and resources to promote women’s golf in Texas for many years.
The 2023 scholarship will be awarded based on a review of the following primary criteria: demonstrated financial need, academic proficiency, desire for higher education, extracurricular activities, and participation in an organized junior golf program.
The deadline to submit online applications through the TGA website is 5 p.m. (CST) on March 5. The TGA Foundation Committee will review all submitted applications, conduct interviews with finalists, and then recommend a recipient for approval by the TGA Foundation Board of Directors. The 2023 scholarship award winner will be announced on April 5.
TEXAS LEAGUE PLAY: TEAM GOLF EXCITEMENT FOR TGA MEMBER CLUBS
Texas League Play was created in 2006 to provide an opportunity for TGA Member Clubs to play against each other in a team match-play format. Held during the springtime, these organized interclub matches, which utilize GHIN® handicaps, promotes friendly competition and camaraderie in a fun atmosphere.
Eligibility in Texas League Play is open to all Member Clubs, both public and private, that own/operate at least one 18-hole regulation length golf course with a current and valid USGA Course/Slope Rating. To make scheduling easier and to reduce travel time, regional conferences are established anywhere in the state where there are four Member Clubs who are interested in competing against each other in a six-match regular season.
The team roster is open to male amateur golfers aged 21 and older that are full dues paying members of the club and maintain an active GHIN handicap. PGA Professionals who are full-time employees of the club are also encouraged to participate. Eight players are needed for each match, but there is no limit to how many players a club can have on its team roster.
A team match consists of four (4), four-ball matches: one (1) scratch and three (3) by handicap indexes arranged from low to high. Within each of the four-ball matches that make up one team match, there is one point awarded for winning the front nine, one for the back nine and one for the overall 18-hole match. A total of 12 points are available within each team match; at least 6.5 points are needed for a team victory.
Following the regular season, which runs from March 1-May 7, regional conference winners earn a spot to compete for the statewide title in the Championship Playoffs, a thrilling single-elimination bracket tournament to be held June 1-4 at Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club in San Antonio.
INDUSTRY COLLABORATES TO LAUNCH ‘MAKE GOLF YOUR CAREER’
Make Golf Your Thing has officially launched the “Make Golf Your Career” job portal as part of its continued efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the golf industry. Make Golf Your Thing is a collaborative effort that reflects the industry’s commitment to making the sport more diverse, equitable and inclusive. It is financially supported by golf’s governing bodies (PGA of America, PGA TOUR, LPGA and USGA), as well as many leading companies in golf.
Make Golf Your Career is a platform for job seekers and talent seekers to connect with one another in a singular destination, driving greater awareness of the golf industry’s opportunities. With an estimated 2 million jobs in golf in the United States, the ultimate goal is to diversify the industry’s workforce and more closely mirror the demographics of America.
As part of the Make Golf Your Career launch, a four-page, user-friendly workplace inclusion is now available. The toolkit was developed by HR leaders and offers all hiring managers important tips on recruiting and hiring, policies and benefits, career advancement and pay, workplace facility, and culture in hopes of improving inclusivity for businesses and teams of all sizes.