Handicaps are a unique feature of the game of golf, allowing golfers with differing abilities to compete equitably against each other.
In the early 1980’s the Metropolitan Golf Association (MGA) in New York and USGA jointly developed the GHIN (Golf Handicap & Information Network) service used by over 2.5 million golfers nationwide today. Handicapping is MAGA’s most visible and widely used service.
An official USGA Handicap Index is one of the many benefits of your MAGA Membership. If you are a member of a private MAGA Member Club in the Metropolitan Area you are already a member of the MAGA. If you are not a member of a private club, there are three easy ways to join. Virtually every public and municipal golf course in the area has an organized MAGA club that is easy and inexpensive to join. The MAGA also offers a Club Without Real Estate option and an e-club membership.
The MAGA provides all of its members with full time staff support, supplies, educational seminars, publications and equipment necessary to administer the USGA GHIN Handicap System.