When it comes to joining a club, group or organization, one
question is typically asked: What’s in it for me? It’s not a selfish idea, but
simply a reasonable way to decide if a membership is worth it.
Joining the Texas Golf Association may commonly be mistaken
as solely for the purpose of getting a GHIN Handicap. And though that is a main
attraction for golfers across the state, your TGA Membership offers an array of
opportunities and benefits beyond your official USGA Handicap.
Whether your goal is to compete against the best amateur
golfers at a state championship, tee it up for a fun round of golf with friends
and family or save money on a bucket list golf trip to a five-star resort, the
TGA provides a variety of ways to enjoy the game we all love.
Beyond the golf, however, as a member of one of
the largest and most dynamic state golf associations in the country, you automatically
gain access to the TGA Member Rewards Program, a suite of value-based products
and services tailored exclusively for you.
Thanks to the TGA’s partnership with Short Par 4, the nation’s
leading golf apparel style box company, TGA Members can receive top name brand
golf apparel and accessories delivered to their homes with the TGA Players Box
subscription. The process is simple: you choose your style, sign up for a
subscription and customized golf apparel and accessories are shipped monthly
straight to your doorstep.
Here’s the best part: for TGA Members only, your first month
of the TGA Players Box subscription is free! That’s right. The TGA picks up the
tab for your box of customized golf gear. There are no long-term commitments,
either. You can cancel at any time.
There’s more, too. TGA Members also enjoy access to our Texas
Tuesday flash sales. Through our partnership with Short Par 4, we’ll offer deep
discounts on select items during 48-hour flash sales on the third Tuesday of
In February, for example, our Texas Tuesday deal offered the
premium TaylorMade TP5, TP5x and TP5pix golf balls for just $29.99, which was
more than 30 percent off normal retail prices. TGA Players Box Subscribers jumped all over this
deal, and we sold out in less than 24 hours.
For more information on the TGA Players Box, click here.
Golfers love to travel. As a member of the TGA you can
secure through Affinity Travel the lowest hotel prices guaranteed – with only
one site to check.
Affinity Travel obtains heavily discounted rates exclusively
for TGA Members on travel sites like Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Trivago
and Orbitz. This guarantees TGA Members’ hotel bookings are the lowest rates on
the internet. In fact, Affinity promises a “Low Rate Guarantee,” which states
if a TGA Member finds a lower rate within 24 hours of their booking, the company will match the price and
refund the difference.
As a TGA Member, you’re already eligible to
use Affinity Travel and enjoy the savings. In addition to travel discounts,
Affinity Travel offers reduced ticket prices to sporting events (including PGA
Tour stops), concerts, theme parks and so much more. Just log in with your GHIN
number, and it’s all there waiting for you.
For more information on Affinity Travel, click here.
For more than a century, Texas has been home to some of the
best amateur golfers in the U.S. Our Championship Department prides itself on continuing
that tradition by hosting world-class competitions for elite men, women and junior golfers.
Texas also is home to many passionate golfers
who like to play the game for recreation and sheer enjoyment. That’s why the
TGA established the Fun Golf Initiative in 2015 as a way to increase playing
opportunities for our members who are looking for nothing more than to enjoy a
relaxing day on the course.
As of April 22, due to COVID-19,
there are currently 24 fun golf events on this year’s calendar. We are working
diligently to reschedule two more events that were canceled to get us close to
the original 27 TGA Play Days planned for 2020. These recreational events
feature a variety of formats such as 2- and 4-Person Scramble, Best-Ball
Alternate Shot and Flags. Men and women of all ages and handicap ranges are encouraged to sign up
for a chance to play some great courses, have fun and make some new
The Texas Shamble is the “Major Championship” of the TGA Fun
Golf Series. It is a 36-hole shamble featuring three flights: Men’s, Women’s and
Mixed Flights. This year’s Texas Shamble will be played at Tapatio
Springs Hill Country Resort in Boerne from Oct. 30-Nov. 1.
For more information on the TGA’s Fun Golf Series, click here.
The charitable arm of the TGA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization that was established to make certain that golf in Texas continues
to grow and prosper. It achieves this mission through the financial and
administrative support of existing grass-roots junior golf development
programs, and in creating new avenues for youth to learn some of life’s most
important lessons through their exposure to the game.
The TGA Foundation currently awards scholarships and grants
such as the Bill Penn Grant, Winners’ Program Grant and Doris Kallina/’Nez
Muhleman Scholarship yearly to deserving junior golf programs and individuals. Give
back to the game you love to ensure golf continues to grow, by getting involved
with one of our many TGA Foundation programs today.
For more information on the TGA Foundation, click here.
The TGA Member Rewards Program also includes the following
For more information on the perks to joining the
TGA today, click here.