Nebraska Golf Association, founded in 1966, is comprised of all
members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional
golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized
by the USGA and provided by the NGA.
Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its
values to all golfers in Nebraska.
Association is governed by a Board of Directors made up of no
more than twenty-one (21) individuals representing member clubs
of the NGA with consideration given to reasonable geographic representation
to all parts of Nebraska. A full-time staff manages the day-to-day
duties of the associaiton.
the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs
and service as their handicapping and course rating authority,
conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying &
other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation
of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf
organizations in Nebraska.
Nebraska Golf Association is licensed by the USGA to provide both
USGA Handicap Indexes and USGA Course and Slope Ratings to golf
courses in Nebraska. The
association provides member clubs the Golf Handicap and Information
Network (GHIN) Handicap Program for computing Handicap Indexes
for individual members and the USGA Tournament Management Program
for use in tournament administration. Course Rating services are
complimentary to NGA member clubs.
NGA conducts 11 state championships including:
Nebraska Match Play Championship
Nebraska Four-Ball Championship
Nebraska Senior Amateur Championship
Nebraska Senior Match Play Championship
Nebraska Mid-Amateur Championship
Nebraska Junior Amateur Championship
Nebraska Girl's Amateur Championship
Nebraska Junior Match Play Championship
Nebraska Girl's Match Play Championship
Little Junior Amateur Championship
NGA hosts qualifying for the following USGA Championships:
U.S. Amateur Four-Ball
U.S. Senior Amateur
U.S. Senior Women's Amateur
U.S. Junior Amateur
U.S. Girls' Junior
NGA is responsible for the following select team events:
Men's State Team Championship
Nebraska Cup Matches (Amateurs vs. Pros)
Directors Cup Matches (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri & Nebraska)
Nebraska-Kansas Junior Cup Matches
NGA also conducts these competitions and series:
NGA Interclub Program
Fall Junior Series
NGA assists the Nebraska School Activities Association in the
conduct of their state high school golf championships; serves
as the local authority on the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and
USGA Rules of Golf; provides a worthwhile volunteer program; serves
as a tournament clearinghouse and provides point systems for men,
senior men and juniors that help determine exemptions, select
team participants, players of the year and other honors.
NGA partners with the Nebraska PGA in presenting the Nebraska
Junior Golf Tour (NJGT) and state qualifying for the Drive Chip
& Putt Championship. The NJGT offers young golfers of all
ages and skipp level nearly 70 competitive events each summer.
Three qualifiers are conducted each summer in Nebraska for the
Drive Chip & Putt Championship. The top finishers advance
to both a subregional and regional stage with an opportunity to
compete in the DCP championship each spring at Augusta National
Golf Club on the eve of the Masters Tournament.
financial support from the Nebraska Golf Foundation the NGA also
provides FORE!, a junior golf membership program that makes the
game more accesible and affordable by offering young golfers $4
rounds of golf at golf courses statewide.
additon to this web site, the NGA provides communication to individual
members through a variety of channels including: personalized
e-revision newsletters sent on the 1st and 15th of every month,
subscriptions to both Nebraska Golfer eMagazine and The Majors
eMagazine. We also offer a free NGA Mobile App and have a Social
Media presence on Twitter (@NGAgolf), Facebook (@nebgolf), Instagram
(nebgolf) and YouTube (NGAgolf).
variety of educational programs are conducted for member clubs
and individual members of the NGA including: Regional High School
Rules of Golf sessions, Rules of Golf Clubs, Tournament Administration
workshops, USGA Rules of Golf workshops, Course Rating calibration
seminars, USGA Handicap seminars and GHIN/Tournament Management
support is given to other Nebraska golf organizations that help
make golf better including: the Nebraska Women's Amateur Golf
Association, the Nebraska Section of the PGA, the Nebraska Golf
Course Superintendents, the Local Chapter of the Club Managers
Association and the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame.