Our tournament season runs from January through December. Dues for a full season are $60. For couples (adults), the dues are $90 ($60 for the first member and $30 for spouse/partner). Junior family members (under 18 years old) may join for free. Membership includes a GHIN handicap index which is required for all AGA tournament participation and accepted at most tournaments played outside the AGA. To register for members, select SignUp, on our home page, by clicking here.
We're the Austin Golf Association (AGA)!
Each player has the option to enter multiple games at each tournament. Additional tournament games include: gross stroke play, net stroke play, gross skins, and closest to the pin (CTP). Stroke play and gross skins is determined by flight. CTPs are determined by the entire field. Entering all the games at a tournament is usually an additional $35 ($10 gross + $10 net + $10 skins + $5 CTP). When you multiply that across the field, the competition can be very competitive and rewarding!
Payouts are usually immediate via Venmo, cash/check or can be credited towards your AGA account.
Founded in 1947 and originally only hosting one tournament a year, The Firecracker Open, the AGA has over 300 members and hosts a competitive tournament approximately every other week.
Tournaments usually consist of a field of 50-75 players divided into 4-6 flights based on USGA handicap and played under USGA rules. Payouts per flight are for skins, 1st, 2nd, 3rd for low gross and low net. AGA also pays closest to the pin on all part 3's to include all flights. Participants also have the option on selected which payouts they participate in. Approximately two out of every three tournament participants (60%) in each flight win prize money.
Our golf tournament participants can also sign-up for our annual Points competition. Golfers earn points based on tournament winnings and participation. At season-end, prize money is awarded to the top three point-earners, based on amount of money collected through sign-up fees from the Points competition.
AGA also may plan other golf events which support a fun and competitive golf environment.
Board of Directors
The AGA is managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Elections for new board members are held every year usually in November. Board members are elected to 2-year terms. The Board of Directors schedules and runs all tournaments, manages GHIN handicaps and determines local rules and all tournament rulings.
The current Board of Directors for 2022:
Brent Reeh: President (email@example.com)
Tracey Calloway: Vice President & Membership Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Victor Valdez: Tournament Director (email@example.com)
Steve Martin: Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perry Runyan: Secretary (email@example.com)
Phil Cook: Past President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
At Large Members: Nathan Neal (email@example.com), Dan Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Hughes Holland (email@example.com)