Mass Golf | Student Membership Program

Mass Golf’s Student Member Program


Golf is one of the only life-long sports. That is one of the many reasons why Mass Golf teamed up with the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) to provide high school students with a path to get more involved in the sport.

High school students are now able to obtain a Mass Golf Membership (which includes a Handicap Index®) directly from Mass Golf. And while the program was created with high school students in mind, any student aged 18 & under is eligible to join Mass Golf through this program. Membership through this program is complimentary and provides young golfers with the ability to become more connected with the sport.

Handicaps are a unique and integral part of the game of golf. The World Handicap System™ enables golfers of all skill levels to compete on an equitable basis.


About the Program:

  • Any student aged 18 & under in Massachusetts is eligible to participate.
  • Students do not have to currently play golf or be a part of a golf team.
  • Participation in this program is complimentary. There will be no charge for obtaining or maintaining a Mass Golf Membership & Handicap Index.
  • Membership and eligibility in this program expires for each student upon their 19th birthday. However, students will have the option of maintaining their Handicap Index through a Mass Golf Member Club after their 19th birthday.


How to Get Started?

  1. Interested students should CLICK HERE or on the “Become a Member” button above to fill out the official Mass Golf Student Membership form.
  2. Once submitted, a member of the Mass Golf staff will contact each student to set up the Mass Golf Membership and Handicap Index for the upcoming season.

Any questions about this program can be directed HERE.


Do I Really Need a Handicap Index?

Whether you have visions of playing in a tournament some day or you just want to play a round at the course down the street, the answer is YES!

After all, golf is popular, in large part, because of its unique and equitable system of handicapping. The purpose of the World Handicap System is to make the game more enjoyable by allowing everyone from the scratch golfer to the novice compete on an equitable basis. When you participate in any kind of competition, an established, up-to-date handicap is essential and will make the game more enjoyable for all participating

In addition, your Handicap Index is an indication of your level of play, regardless of the course you’re on, and a great incentive to improve your game because it’s based on your best 8 scores, In other words, it’s a reflection of your potential, not your average score or strokes over par. Learn more about Handicaps with our list of 9 Reasons to Get a Handicap Index.


State-Sponsored Junior Tournaments

Mass Golf annually hosts tournaments specifically for young golfers looking to experience championship golf. Whether you are looking to win a state championship title or just enjoy a taste of competitive golf, the following events are perfect for junior golfers. Click on the links below for more information on each.

Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship

Massachusetts Young Golfers’ Amateur Championship

Massachusetts Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship

By obtaining a complimentary Mass Golf Membership, high school students will become eligible for state-sponsored junior championships.