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Member Benefits

CSGA Individual Member Benefits

Join the CSGA through a member club or online and enjoy the benefits of a USGA Handicap Index™. In addition to your USGA Handicap Index™, you will receive the CSGA eRevision Newsletter twice per month with your latest Handicap Index, recent scores, news related to Connecticut golf, and special offers for CSGA members.

The CSGA is the only authorized golf association licensed by the USGA® to utilize the USGA Handicap System™ through their member clubs in Connecticut. The CSGA uses GHIN as its handicap computation service which is the most widely accepted in the world and is offered to clubs and golfers exclusively through State or Regional Golf Associations. Your GHIN handicap gives you access to eGolfer with myGame allowing you to post scores, view your handicap index and score histories, as well as track statistics related to your game. Download the popular CSGA Mobile App to post scores, use the interactive course handicap calculator, perform a Handicap index lookup, view your most recent scores or enter tournaments from your smartphone.

  • Your membership in the CSGA includes the following:
  • Personalized Handicap Index e-Revision and Member Newsletters sent on the 1st and 15th of each month
  • Support of developmental programs and other “good of the game” initiatives in the region
  • Access to educational seminars on the Rules of Golf, Handicapping, and more
  • An extensive and comprehensive amateur tournament schedule which provides tournaments for golfers of all ages and abilities
  • Eligibility to play in State Championships
  • Ability to compete in One-Day Tournament Series (competitive events for every golfer)
  • Participation in Player Points Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Resource line to Connecticut State Golf Association staff for information on rules, handicapping and other information related to golf in Connecticut.

*Eligibility for CSGA tournaments and championships is limited to bona fide members of CSGA member clubs or members of the CSGA online handicap system who are residents of Connecticut. Out of state residents must be a member of a Type 1, green grass golf club to be eligible.

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About the CSGA

The CSGA functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 50 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, the Connecticut Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.