About Us: History

At the prompting of G. Herbert Windeler, the secretary of The Country Club and president of the United States Golf Association, 42 founding member clubs met on February 24, 1903 at The Exchange Club in Boston and approved documents organizing the Massachusetts Golf Association.

The MGA Executive Committee was empowered to "arrange dates for competitions, to provide for an annual state championship, and to prepare official handicap lists." Since its humble beginnings, the MGA has remained a reliable and trustworthy custodian of the game committed to the original intent of its founding.

The MGA is one of the oldest golf associations in the country and currently ranks as the seventh largest. The MGA has always remained a volunteer-based organization, governed by a 26-member executive committee elected annually, by and from, its member clubs.

As golf's popularity has flourished, so has the MGA's dedication and commitment to the game. Through education, outreach programs, and member services the MGA supports Massachusetts golf clubs and golfers, consistent with its current mission "to promote and preserve the integrity and values of golf throughout the Commonwealth."

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