Membership Guidelines

An amateur woman golfer who is a member in good standing at her Member Club can apply for Membership in the WMGA.

Regular Membership

An amateur woman golfer who, under the rules of her Member Club (see Section 1 Club Membership) is entitled to the privileges of the Member Club’s golf course for a minimum of four days per week for minimum of three months during the season, can apply for Membership in the WMGA. A woman who is entitled to the privileges of the course solely by virtue of her employment at that Member Club will be deemed not to be a member of a Member Club. She must have an active USGA Handicap Index of 25.0 or less.

New Regular Membership

  • A member of a Member Club with a maximum USGA Handicap Index of 25.0 may apply for Membership at any time during the year; however, to participate in the 2020 Team Matches, she must have joined by December 16, 2019, at the discretion of the WMGA Board.
  • Annual dues for new Regular Membership in 2020 are $100 and should be remitted to the WMGA Met Rep at the member’s club. Dues will not be refunded for any reason after April 1st of the current year.

Renewing Regular Membership

  • An existing membership must be renewed for the next year no later than December 16th, at the discretion of the WMGA Board. If the December 16, 2019 deadline is not met, the member must apply for and meet all the requirements for New Membership. Failure to renew or become an Inactive Member forfeits the member’s ability to rejoin if her future USGA Handicap Index exceeds 25.0.
  • Annual dues for Renewing Membership in 2020 are $100 and should be remitted to the WMGA Met Rep at the member’s club. Dues will not be refunded for any reason after April 1st of the current year.

Inactive Membership

  • A Regular Member, currently in good standing, may apply for Inactive Membership only under the following circumstances:
    1. No longer a member of a Member Club or taken a leave of absence from a Member Club; or
    2. Change in membership status at a Member Club which results in a membership status that does not meet the requirements for Regular Membership; or
    3. Resignation is submitted to the member’s club, and the member does not join another Member Club.
  • Annual dues for Inactive Membership in 2020 are $10. An Inactive Membership request, together with the annual dues, must be submitted directly to the WMGA office no later than December 16, 2019. If the December 16, 2019 deadline is not met, the WMGA will presume the Inactive Member has resigned.
  • In the event an Inactive Membership is granted by the WMGA, the member may NO LONGER PLAY OR COMPETE in any WMGA event.
  • An Inactive Member may be reinstated as a Regular Member upon joining a Member Club and applying for Regular Membership at any time during the year; however, to participate in the 2020 Team Matches, she must join by April 1, 2020, at the discretion of the WMGA Board. Reinstatement may be requested through a WMGA Met Rep. Resignation from the WMGA must be made directly to the WMGA office.
  • An Inactive Member may be eligible for Independent Membership.

Junior Membership

  • An amateur junior girl golfer who has not reached her 19th birthday (by January 1, 2020) and who through her parent(s), guardian, or herself is a member of a Member Club may become a Junior Member for that year. She can apply for Junior Membership at any time during that year.
  • A Junior Member does not need a USGA Handicap Index to join the WMGA.
  • There are no annual dues for a Junior Membership.
  • A Junior Member must be registered by December 16, 2019 if she would like to participate in Team Matches, at the discretion of the WMGA Board.

Independent Membership

  • An amateur woman golfer who is not a member of a Member Club with a maximum USGA Handicap Index of 25.0 may apply for Independent Membership at any time during the year.
  • Membership is valid for one season and must be renewed annually.
  • An Independent Member must meet the requirements set forth in the WMGA’s Constitution and Bylaws.
  • An Independent Member must meet two of the following criteria:
    1. Resident address must be within WMGA territory.
    2. Hold a USGA Handicap Index serviced by a local organization (MGA, NJSGA, CSGA).
    3. Majority of rounds of golf posted over the previous year, in season, must be within the WMGA territory.
  • Annual dues for Independent Membership in 2020 are $200 and should be remitted to the WMGA Office. Dues will not be refunded for any reason after April 1st of the current year.
  • Independent Members are ineligible to play in Team Matches, vote, or serve on the Executive Committee.
  • The Independent Membership Committee retains the final decision to approve applicants and reserves the right to modify any of the rules in this book governing Independent Membership.

Junior Independent Membership

  • An amateur junior girl golfer who has not reached her 19th birthday (by January 1st 2020) and is not a member of a Member Club with a maximum USGA Handicap Index of 25.0 may apply for Junior Independent Membership at any time during the year.
  • Membership is valid for one season and must be renewed annually.
  • A Junior Independent Member must meet the requirements set forth in the WMGA’s Constitution and Bylaws.
  • A Junior Independent Member must meet two of the following criteria:
    1. Resident address must be within WMGA territory.
    2. Hold a USGA Handicap Index serviced by a local organization (MGA, NJSGA, CSGA).
    3. Majority of rounds of golf posted over the previous year, in season, must be within the WMGA territory.
  • There are no annual dues for a Junior Independent Membership.
  • Junior Independent Members are ineligible to play in Team Matches, vote, or hold office.
  • The Independent Membership Committee retains the final decision to approve applicants and reserves the right to modify any of the rules in this book governing Junior Independent Membership.
  • A Junior Independent Member may be eligible for the WMGA Foundation Fellowship Program after applying for, and being accepted as, a Junior Independent Member by the Independent Membership Committee. The application for Fellowship can be found within the Junior Independent Membership Application located on the WMGA website (www.wmga.com).

Club Membership

  • To apply for Club Membership, a club must meet the requirements set forth in the WMGA’s Constitution and Bylaws and must offer its course every three years for a WMGA tournament in addition to Team Matches.
  • Annual Dues for Club Membership for 2020 are $200 and are payable by January 1st. Failure to pay the dues prior to April 1st will be deemed to be the club’s resignation from the WMGA membership and its members will be ineligible to play in WMGA events until the club makes payment.
  • A Member Club that refuses three requests to host a tournament, other than Team Matches, may be subject to disciplinary action, including suspension of its members from all WMGA events (Team Matches included) at the discretion of the WMGA Board.