• Playing by the Rules
    A core function of the USGA is to write and interpret the Rules of Golf in conjunction with our worldwide partner, The R&A. Alongside these efforts, the USGA also provides various educational products and services that make learning the Rules easier and more enjoyable to all golfers of any skill level. Join us today and support the USGA as we govern the Rules of the game.
  • Administering the USGA Handicap System™
    The Purpose of the USGA Handicap System™ is to make the game of golf more enjoyable by enabling players of differing abilities to compete on an equitable basis. Become a USGA Member today and support a level playing field.
  • Testing for Conformance
    The mission of the USGA Test Center is to develop, maintain and enforce the standards for golf equipment as defined by the Rules of Golf. Join the USGA and support our efforts to monitor the advancement of technology to protect the challenge of the game.

With your support, the USGA also maintains:

Rules of Golf

Amateur Championships & Rankings

As the leading global advocate for amateur golf, the USGA hosts 9 amateur championship events each year. Our elite competitions serve as an aspirational vehicle for those seeking to leave their mark on the game. With your support, we create the foundation for this stage. Help us inspire golf's future generations - become a Member today.

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Sustainable Practices

By offering consulting services to course facilities and investing millions of dollars in turfgrass and resource management research at universities across the country, the USGA acts as an advocate for sustainability and the future of the game. Become a member today and support our efforts to promote golf’s sustainable future.

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