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Headline: With A New Lottery System and More Events... the MGA Member Day Program Enjoys Record Play in 2016
For Immediate Release: October 25, 2016
Pocasset, MA — With many across the Bay State scraping frost off their windshields this morning, it is only understandable that the golf season is nearing completion, and such was the case on Tuesday at Pocasset Golf Club where the MGA’s 15th and final Member Day of the season took place.
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With more than 100 golfers dressed in their cold gear for the mid-morning shotgun start, Tuesday’s season finale of the Member Days, one of the many benefits to holding an MGA membership, not only marked a sign of the season, but it also completed what was one of the most successful seasons for the program to date, due in large part to the new lottery system that was introduced prior to the season.
As you may recall, the MGA unveiled a new online system that ensured an equal opportunity for all MGA members interested in signing up for one of the 15 events held at private clubs throughout the season.
In addition to providing that equal opportunity, the new lottery system also allowed easy registration and payment options for those selected to participate in one of the events, open to all MGA member golfers who hold a current MGA/USGA GHIN Handicap Index with one of the 360 member clubs throughout the Commonwealth.
“This year’s Member Day programs experienced one of its most successful seasons in its six-year history” said Shawn Bennett, the MGA's manager of championships and member services. “We had several records broken this year in regards to Member Days and that would not have been possible without the support of the MGA Member Clubs and all those who participate in these events.”
Of those records mentioned, the Member Day program saw a new high of 1,275 entries for one of the 15 Member Days, a 26% increase from last year, while 550 of those entries were unique, meaning that prior to 2016, those 550 individuals had not participated in one of the events.
Designed for golfers of all ages and playing abilities, the one day events offer an affordable, casual and fun atmosphere for all, while also providing tournament experience for those looking for healthy and spirited competition.
While Tuesday marked the final event of the 2016 season, work is already underway to prepare for the 2017 season, which will be here before you know it.
The MGA reminds you to ensure your MGA membership is active in order to register for the Member Day lottery when it opens up this winter.