lottery system

Registration for Member Days is done through an online lottery system. Interested participants are able to enter the lottery for one or multiple Member Days from the time the 2018 Member Day lottery opens – on Thursday, March 1 – until the lottery close date which is identified for each event. The lottery close date is determined by the date of competition.

Here is a summary of the five easy steps involved in the Member Day Lottery process.

Step 1: Make Sure Your Mass Golf/USGA GHIN Handicap Index is Active

The only requirement to participate in a Member Day event is that one must have an active Mass Golf/USGA GHIN Handicap index with a Mass Golf Member Club. Obtaining a handicap index here in Massachusetts is easy and can be done in two ways. Check out our individual membership page for more details. To check to see if your handicap index is active, log into your personal My Mass Golf profile under the “Member Login” section.

Step 2: View the Member Day Schedule

While in your My Mass Golf home page, click on the Member Day icon to view a complete list of events for the current season. Next to each Member Day, you will see a link that says “Enter Lottery”.

Step 3: Enter Lottery

When you click the “Enter Lottery” button, you will be asked to select the number of spots (1 to 4) you would like to secure if you are a lottery winner. To complete this step, click the “Submit Entry” button. Once you do that, you will be officially entered into the lottery for that event. Your lottery request will be available for view on screen.

Step 4: Manage Lottery Entries

When logged into your My Mass Golf home page, you will be able to see a list of your current lottery entries as well as the dates of each lottery drawing. On the day of each lottery drawing, you can log into your home page and you will see one of two possible messages:

1)  If your name was not randomly drawn in the lottery you will be automatically be added to a waiting list in the order in which your name was drawn. If this is the case, you will see the words “Wait List” next to that Member Day.

2) If you name was randomly drawn in the lottery, you will receive an email notifying you that you were a winner. You will then have to log into your My Mass Golf home page and click on either “Register” or “Decline” entry to that event.

Step 5: Register & Submit Payment

If your name is drawn to participate you have 48 hours to complete the form and pay for the event. Failure in doing this will result in you losing your spot in the event and placed at bottom of the waiting list. If you do decide to register, click on the “Register” button. If you reserved more than one spot, be sure to input the GHIN #s for the other players you would like to play with. Once you have inputted all of the necessary information, you will be asked to submit payment and then you will be officially entered into that Member Day event.

Player information, starting time and host facility information will be emailed directly to participants in the days prior to the Member Day event date.

Should you have any other questions from start to finish, don’t hesitate to contact Mark Gagne.