What is the Northern Nevada Golf Association (NNGA)?
The NNGA is a volunteer based non-profit organization founded to represent, promote and serve the best interests of golf in the state of Nevada. NNGA was founded in 1972 and has since served amateur golfers in Nevada. The NNGA's goals are to promote voluntary association of golf clubs and course facilities solely for the betterment of golf and to encourage good relations among members of the Association. To advance uniform rules and standards consistent with those published by the USGA, especially with regard to the Handicap System, Amateur Status, and Rules of Golf. To establish and maintain uniform handicap and course rating systems consistent with USGA recommended procedures. To conduct local and state competition and to assist individual member club activities. To engage in and promote such other activities deemed to be in the best interest of golf, and amateur golfers in Northern Nevada.
The Northern Nevada Golf Association is the official representative and is licensed by the United States Golf Association to conduct all aspects of the game for Northern Nevada.
How do I join the NNGA?
You become a member of the NNGA when you join one of the association's member clubs. The Club listing located on our web site or in the booklet can assist you in choosing a club you wish to join.
What is the phone number and address for the NNGA?
P.O. Box 5607
Reno, Nevada 89513
Phone: (775) 673.4653
Fax: (775) 673.1144
How does the NNGA serve its members?
NNGA/USGA handicap: The NNGA administers the USGA handicap system throughout Northern Nevada assuring compliance with all USGA requirements.
Course rating/measuring: The NNGA provides course rating and measuring services to its member clubs to insure all handicaps are fairly administered.
Tournament Schedule: Arranges and compiles a yearly tournament schedule open to NNGA members. The NNGA conducts designated point events to determine amateurs, both scratch and net, for player of the year. Conducts USGA qualifying events.
Players Handbook: NNGA publishes handbooks yearly containing the NNGA tournament schedule, entry blanks, and other important NNGA information. The Northern Nevada Golf Association provides this same information on the association web site at www.nnga.org.
The Northern Nevada Golf Association: NNGA provides assistance to local high school and junior championships by providing rules officials at local championships. Provides handicaps for juniors at no charge. Scholarship Fund: The Northern Nevada Golf Association provides financial aid to the John Whalen-Francis Haase Memorial Scholarship fund to assist local juniors with their college needs. Debbie Schwoyer is Chairman of this scholarship fund.
Media: Provides results of tournaments to area newspapers and magazines that are of interest to Northern Nevada Golf Association members.
What do you get for your NNGA annual dues?
- A computerized USGA handicap index- USGA GHIN System.
- Handicap Revisions emailed on the 1st and 15th of each month all year long.
- Being a member of the GHIN System and have access to computers for posting of scores nationwide and the Internet.
- A Sustaining Benefit Member card (players must request this card by calling the NNGA office 775-673-4653
- Access to peer review through our web site - www.nnga.org - Link to www.ghin.com. Opportunity to play in all NNGA and NSGA events.
- Opportunity to qualify via the points system to represent the NNGA at Team events, (i.e. Cobb/Whalen Cup- Haase/Whalen Cup-Brooks Park Cup Matches- Pacific Coast Amateur- USGA 3-Man team).
- Access to seminars on Rules of Golf, handicapping information, course-rating classes.
- NNGA will assist you with questions regarding all matters involving Amateur Golf.
What does it cost to be a member of the NNGA?
The annual fee for membership is set by each individual club based on programs and other factors.
Can both men and women join?
The NNGA is open to both men and women. However, the women's club usually chooses to be affiliated with the Northern Nevada Women's Golf Association.
Do I have to join a club to belong to the NNGA?
Yes. The United States Golf Association mandates that, as part of the USGA handicap system, a person must belong to a club that affords a chance to play with other club members and maintains peer review to insure the integrity of the handicapping system. The NNGA endorses this policy and, thus, requires members to join the NNGA club to belong to the association.
How large is the NNGA?
NNGA has a current membership of 6000 members and 44 member clubs.