Did you know that if you have an MGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index with any of the MGA's member clubs, you have your own personalized home portal on the MGA web site? One of the many centerpieces of the MGA's Member Benefits program is the ability to manage your handicap information directly and through the My MGA Home program which is accessible via the MGA's web site.
This member benefit was introduced in 2010 and was designed to provide superior customer service to the golfers across the state who were looking to access their handicap information and, if their club allows, to post scores from any computer with internet access.
The program also allows them to register for MGA Championships and MGA Member Days, update their contact information, change their password and manage all of their subscriptions (e-revisions, MassGolfer, etc.). If you are not yet a member, you must join through your club before utilizing this benefit.
If you are using the My MGA Home program for the first time, the system has automatically set your password to be the same as your GHIN number. To log in, please enter your current GHIN number in the login and password fields. If you have established a password in the past (most likely through the MGA's online registration program), please input your GHIN # and your personal password.
If you have never had a handicap index with an MGA Member Club or utilized a third-party vendor service (such as US Handicap or My Scorecard), you currently do not have access to the My MGA Home program and are not eligible for any of the MGA's Member Benefits.
To obtain your handicap index for the season, do one of the following.
CLICK HERE to obtain an index online through the MGA Members Now! program
Thanks to the new MGA Members Now! program, it is easier than ever to obtain a handicap index through participating MGA Member Clubs online. The program will allow you to select a club from a drop-down menu. Upon completion of the transaction, you will be assigned a GHIN # and you can start posting scores.
Once you have posted five adjusted gross scores, the system will calculate your personal handicap index. You will also be able to immediately utilize your personal My MGA Home online portal, download the MGA Home mobile app, begin receiving your e-revision emails and much more!
CONTACT an MGA Member Club to get set up
You can also always visit one of the more than 360 facilities located across the state. A member of pro shop will be able to set you up with an MGA/USGA GHIN handicap index for the season.
The MGA Member Club database includes contact information, course rating data and direct links to the club's home page. The Bay State offers a wide assortment of courses to choose from and every club listing includes contact information, course rating data and direct links to the club's home page. The MGA Member Club directory allows you to sort by:
Region (North Shore, South Shore, Berkshires, Cape Cod, Greater Springfield and Greater Springfield and Greater Boston )
Type (public, private, semi-private, municipal and non real estate)
Special Features (Online Score Posting Clubs, Accepting Memberships, Driving Range and Lessons/Golf Schools)
The Massachusetts Open Championship, MGA Junior Amateur Championship and MGA Boys Junior Amateur Championships allow certain non MGA members to register. Those individuals who do not hold USGA/MGA GHIN Handicap Indices with an MGA member club must create a new, non-affiliated account.
To get started, CLICK HERE and fill out the fields for first name, last name and email. Since you do not have a GHIN #, you can leave that field blank and then click "find me". You will then go through the account set-up process. Once that has been completed, you can always access your My MGA Home account via the Member Login section located on the MGA's home page.