Goldie’s Hot List ~ Annual USGA Membership

June 30, 2016 ~ PGA TOUR Pro Dustin Johnson recently celebrated his first Major Win at the 116th US Open at Oakmont Country Club.  Behind the scenes look at Dustin Johnson in photos after his win at Oakmont

The U.S. Open is one of the 13 National Championships put on each year by the United States Golf Association for men and women, as well as International and Team Competitions  2016 Championship Schedule 

This week’s MUST HAVE is Annual Membership to the United States Golf Association  also known as the USGA.  Founded in 1894 the USGA has been governing body and steward of golf history in the United States, its territories and Mexico.  Faithfully protecting the spirit of the game of golf and its ancient traditions for the many generations to come

2016 U.S. OpenDustin Johnson with wife Paulina after his 2016 US Open win! (Photo Courtesy USGA/Darren Carroll)

The USGA is made up of a 15 member (all volunteers) Executive Committee , Senior Leadership Team ~ running day to day operations and Women’s committee, a 14 Member Committee in charge of running  Women’s Championships

The USGA manages the Rules of Golf and Handicapping System, National Course Rating and Slope Database and is a forerunner in golf course sustainability programs such as turf grass research and water/rain water conservation and reuse

The USGA Golf Museum in Far Hills New Jersey is chock full of interesting golf memorabilia and artifacts, even housing a 16,000 foot putting green out back for visitors to test their skills ~ a  MUST SEE in your travels

USGA Member Programs and incentives are plentiful!  For example, Member Education Series Events and The Member’s Clubhouse – an online interactive multimedia community where Members can manage their USGA Account and partake in exclusive golf deals just for members, instructional videos, advance purchasing of event tickets and opportunities to participate in behind the scenes volunteer gigs at USGA Championships

Membership options start at just $10.00 a year which includes a package with your USGA membership card, current rule book, USGA bag tag, and the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Cap   

Membership options then climb to the the Champion $50.00,  Eagle $100.00, Medal $250.00, Honor $500.00, Patron $1,500.00 and finally the Patron Plus Club  at $2,300 annually ~ all with perks

USGA_BenefitsCollage_2016_700x394pxUSGA Membership Package

Be sure to check out all the United States Golf Association has to offer at

*** Coming up July 7 ~ 10th is the 71st U.S. Women’s Open at CordeValle


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About Liza Churchill

2019 Marks WATD Sports Reporter Liza Churchill’s 10th Anniversary covering the local South Shore, Regional and National Golf Beat as a member of WATD’s Sports Team!