As a member of the Arkansas State Golf Association (ASGA) you are a part of one of the most respected small golf associations in the United States. We take great pride in representing each of you and our clubs. The ASGA has been serving Arkansas golfers since 1915 and we are excited about the future.
The ASGA is a non-profit 501-(C)-3 association and is governed by a volunteer board of men and women from across the state. There is a 4 person paid staff that maintains an office in Little Rock that is operated from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Someone is always there to answer your calls and questions. You may call us at 501-455-ASGA (2742) or 1-800-984-ASGA (2742) or you may email us at the following email addresses: Jay Fox, Executive Director – Jay@asga.org, Terri Green, Director of Membership – email@example.com, Bryant Fortin, Director of Junior Golf – Bryant@asga.org, we would love to hear from you.
The ASGA provides many services to our individual members as well as our member clubs and these services are described below.
Individual Membership Service
The ASGA is authorized by the United States Golf Association USGA to issue official handicap indexes to our members. Through the USGA Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN), ASGA members receive monthly a USGA Handicap Index. You may post scores at your local club, at an away course and you may post on the Internet. You, if you have and email address, can receive and E-revision each month with your new updated handicap index at home or office.
Each ASGA member once a year receives this award-winning magazine, which is the official publication of the ASGA. The magazine contains golf news, features, human- interest stories, and tournament calendar and tournament results.
A very extensive tournament schedule is offered for men, women, junior girls and boys, and seniors. The ASGA conducts some 20 state championships, 6 USGA qualifiers, and offers a designated schedule of 25 events for men, 11 for women, and 16 for juniors.
Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame
The ASGA in 1994 had its inaugural Arkansas Hall of Fame. Each year new and deserving people that have given so much to the game are inducted at an annual banquet held the first week of November and everyone is invited to attend with a purchase of a ticket. Some notables that have been inducted are, John Daly, Byron Nelson, Jack Stephens, Tommy Bolt, and many others.
Arkansas Golf Calendar
Each year the ASGA ask each member club to provide us with a list of their events for the year and then we publish it in the spring issue of the Arkansas Golfer. It lists all sorts of tournaments from scrambles, mixed events to 4-balls. Everyone enjoys have this to plan their summer.
The ASGA provides financial assistance to deserving young men and women attending colleges and universities throughout the country. These awards are based on financial need, not golfing ability. Interested students should contact the ASGA to acquire an application. Since the programs inception in 1985, we have aided over 115 young adults and have given away over $300,000 in financial aid.
PGA Junior Tour
The ASGA financially assists the Arkansas Chapter PGA with this statewide junior tour. Juniors participate in the region they live through clinics and one-day tournaments.
The ASGA awards hole-in-one certificates to its members at no charge. This certificate, which contains information such as name of course, club used and the names of witnesses, is suitable for framing.
The ASGA website is full of information concerning golf in Arkansas. ASGA tournament schedules, member’s only area where only ASGA members have access for member info, Arkansas Chapter PGA schedules, post scores online, access your index and many other features. Check it out at www.asga.org.
The ASGA, working with the USGA, takes several calls each year concerning amateur status. Re-instatement of Amateur Status must come through your state or regional golf association. Prize certificate maximum has been raised to $750.00 per event.
Club Membership Services
All ASGA member clubs and courses are measured with state-of-the-art laser technology to insure accuracy in course yardage. This service is free to ASGA member clubs and courses that have at least 30 individual members. Anytime the club or course is changed the ASGA will update it with a re-measure.
The ASGA is authorized by the USGA to issue official course and slope ratings for both men and women. Every ASGA member club has been rated by the ASGA for both men and women. The clubs and courses are re-rated on the 3rd year and then on the 10th and every 10 years thereafter at no charge to the club if they have at least 30 individual members and have paid their club dues.
The ASGA annually holds educational programs for handicap chairpersons and/or professionals at our member clubs. Rules seminars are also available to member clubs from time-to-time. • GHIN Handicap Software—The ASGA provides from the USGA the latest state of the art GHIN software which includes the USGA Handicap program and the best in the business Tournament Pairings Program absolutely free along with all the necessary training.
The ASGA is the “golf Authority” in Arkansas and the staff and volunteers handle thousands of questions each year on all subject matter related to the game. The ASGA also works with the Arkansas PGA Chapter, South Central Section of the PGA and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Arkansas in helping secure employment at member clubs.
Liaison With Other Organizations
The ASGA works with and supports other associations and programs throughout the state. The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), Arkansas Activities Association, Arkansas Turf grass Association, Club Manager Association, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, International Association of Golf Administrators, National Golf Foundation, Southern Golf Association, & The First Tee’s of Arkansas.
The Women’s Committee would like to fill you in a little bit on what has been happening during this ASGA/AWGA merger transition year. With this merger of ASGA and AWGA we have added more women on our ASGA Board. We now have Pam Evans (Rookie) ,Beth Foster, Kerry Lareau, Julie... read more >