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NORTON, Massachusetts – In preparation for the start of the 2018 major championship season, Mass Golf today announced that online registration for all Championships and Women’s Championships will go live on Thursday, February 1st at 10:00 a.m. At that time, interested participants will be able to log into the new MassGolf.org site and register for any of the major state-wide championships that will be held at courses across the state.
This year’s championship season will kick off on May 7-8 with the playing of the Amateur Four-Ball Championship at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster. The first women’s championship event of the season will be held one month later at Bass River Golf Course in Yarmouth where Shannon Johnson will look to defend the Edith Noblit Baker Trophy title she won one year ago. A total of 20 championships and 41 qualifying events will be held from May 7 through October 3.
“Our Championship staff is excited to start the season and host an unprecedented number of championships under the new Mass Golf umbrella,” said Kevin Eldridge, Mass Golf’s director of rules & competitions. “We have worked extremely hard over the past year to secure superior sites for all of our major championships, and we are looking forward to working with our Member Club staff and officials to provide exceptional championship experiences for all of our male and female competitors.”
Information about all events – including exemptions, qualifying sites (where applicable) and policies & procedures – can be found at MassGolf.org under the “Competition” section. Each championship page includes specific information about format and eligibility.
“It is important that competitors have a complete understanding of the eligibility requirements for each event,” said Cathleen Beach, Mass Golf’s director of women’s events & player development. ” We have found, for instance, that many female competitors did not realize that there is no gender requirement for any of the Championship events whereas the Women’s Championships do specify gender in the eligibility section. The new site has a wealth of information, so we are encouraging our competitors to take the time ahead of registration opening in February to become familiar with the events as well as the online registration process.”
A highlight of the 2018 championship season will be the Amateur and Women’s Amateur being contested at the City of Boston’s two municipal courses – George Wright Golf Course and the William J. Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park. This will mark the first time that these two Massachusetts state championships will be staged at a Bay State public/municipal course.
Click here to read more about this announcement, which was featured in the winter edition of MassGolfer magazine.
To help competitors navigate the new site – which was introduced on January 1st to coincide with the official merger between the Massachusetts Golf Association and Women’s Golf Association of Massachusetts – Mass Golf has provided the following step-by-step guide on how competitors can register online come February 1st.
Visit MassGolf.org and input your login credentials after clicking the “Member Login” button located at the top right of the home page.
Once logged into your home page, click the Event Registration icon and then select Championships.
An online registration link will appear to the right for all Championships – in chronological order – that you are eligible for based on the most recent handicap revision. On that page you can also view 2018 New England Golf Association (NEGA) events and USGA qualifiers being held locally using the toggle options located at the top of the page. Please note that registration for all USGA and NEGA must be processed on the respective association web sites.
After agreeing to the terms and conditions of championship play, you can use the one-page form to input your credit card and billing information before clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page to complete the transaction.
The online form used to collect credit card information uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology which is an encrypted network layer responsible for ensuring security of your personal information over the open Internet. Mass Golf does not store or manage any credit card information directly. If you have any questions regarding security on the MassGolf.org website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon completion of the payment process, you will see an online confirmation message on screen and will receive an email confirmation.
All of your registrations will now be visible whenever you log into your My Mass Golf Home. After clicking the Event Registration icon, you will see a historical record of your Mass Golf registrations.
Any questions about the championship schedule can be directed to the Mass Golf Championship staff.