Formed in 1992, the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association (“MAGA”) is an Allied Golf Association (AGA) licensed by the United States Golf Association to provide a variety of amateur golf services to its member clubs. MAGA is comprised of golf clubs throughout the Metropolitan St. Louis, Central and Southern Illinois region. Membership has presently grown to over 140 member clubs. (See Members Page for a complete list.)

The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association services clubs in the following counties of Missouri and Illinois


City of St. Louis, St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Lincoln and Warren


Adams, Pike, Greene, Calhoun, Jersey, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Clay, Richland, Lawrence, Madison, Bond, Marion, St. Clair, Clinton, Washington, Jefferson, Wayne, Edwards, Wabash, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Hamilton, White, Jackson, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac.

In keeping with its goals of organizing and promoting golf in this region, the Association provides the following services to member clubs:

The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association services clubs in Missouri and Illinois
USGA Course/Slope Rating

USGA Course/Slope Rating

The Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association is licensed by the USGA to issue USGA Course/Slope Ratings. The Metropolitan is the only regional golf association authorized to issue USGA Course/Slope Ratings in the above mentioned Missouri and Illinois counties. The Metropolitan is committed to creating uniformity in all Course/Slope Rating in this 
region. In addition to a Course Rating system, the Metropolitan also performs golf course measuring for its Member Clubs.

Rules of Golf

The Metropolitan, also through our license with the USGA, is the regional authority on the Rules of Golf as published by the USGA. The Metropolitan is also authorized to teach the Rules of Golf under the USGA trademark. For information or questions on the Rules of Golf and/or to request a Rules of Golf presentation, contact our office at (314) 567-MAGA or /about

Rules of Amateur Status

Rules of Amateur Status

The Metropolitan, also through our license with the USGA, is the regional authority on the Rules of Amateur Status. It is our charge to continue to uphold the principles and traditions of the USGA; to protect and preserve the amateur game and those who wish to play the sport for their love of the game and not for remuneration.

Player of the Year

At the end of the golf season the Metropolitan conducts the Player of the Year Awards Reception. During this time the Metropolitan acknowledges a Player of the Year for Men, Women and Senior Men whose performances over the past year were exemplary. The Player of the Year Point Systems determine the Men’s and Senior Men’s Player of the Year.


Every year the Metropolitan relies on its volunteer base to help conduct the USGA Qualifying Rounds and Metropolitan Championships. Our volunteers are used at our events as Rules Officials, Starters and Scorers. Also, volunteers are used throughout the year to help perform USGA Course/Slope Ratings in the region. Please realize that volunteers are a vital part of the implementation of all services provided by MAGA.

For information on any of the above services, to help as a volunteer or to become a member of the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association, please contact us at (314) 567-MAGA or e-mail at /about.

Metropolitan Championships

  • Amateur Championship
  • Old Warson Cup (Match Play Championship)
  • Open Championship
  • Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Junior Amateur Championship
  • Senior Amateur Championship
  • Thomas O. Sobbe Cup Matches
  • Four-Ball Championship
  • 9-Hole Championship
  • Mid-America Junior Cup
  • Amateur Series

2024 Executive Board

  • Scott Engelbrecht, President/Treasurer
  • Mike Marquart, Secretary
At-Large Members
  • John Bugh
  • Stan Grossman
  • Kelli Kirchoff
  • Mike Marquart
  • Rick Meyer, Jr.
  • John Moore
  • Mick Wellington

USGA Qualifying Rounds

  • U.S. Open Qualifying (Local)
  • U.S. Senior Open Qualifying
  • U.S. Women’s Open Qualifying
  • U.S. Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Mid-Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Senior Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Qualifying
  • U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Qualifying (Men’s and Women’s)

Advisory Committee

  • Skip Berkmeyer
  • Chris Kovach
  • Ryan Eckelkamp
  • Tom Portner
  • Curt Rohe

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