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Rules and Competitions

NCGA members have access to one of the most comprehensive tournament schedules in the nation.

Rules Seminars

Classroom rules seminars are offered for interested members throughout the summer. There is a series of on-course rules seminars offered throughout Northern California from April to October. NCGA members can also have their rules questions answered by emailing Ryan Farb at rfarb@ncga.org. Regular member clubs have access to a course-marking service which will advise a club on proper marking under the Rules of Golf.


The NCGA utilizes the USGA Handicap System, which allows a golfer to post scores at thousands of golf courses across the country. Check your Handicap


The most extensive and comprehensive amateur tournament schedule in the country provides competition for golfers of all ages and abilities. USGA and CGA qualifying events are also included in the tournament schedule.

NCGA Player Points Program

The Player Points Program began in 1970 as a method of selecting players to represent the NCGA in team competitions against other regional golf associations. The season runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 of the following year, culminating with Player of the Year awards going to the regular and senior point leaders. Points Lists and Junior Rankings.

Team Match Program

Member clubs participate in home-and-home match, ultimately advancing through a deep bracket to play in the finals at Poppy Hills Golf Course.

Hole-in-one Sweepstakes

All members who have made a hole-in-one that has been reported to the NCGA receive a free gift, and are entered in a year-end prize drawing. More Info

Author: Scott Seward

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