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News from the IGA Membership Department.


Find Us at the Boise Golf Show!


You can find the Idaho Golf Association at the Boise Golf & Travel Show this weekend! Enter our raffle to win a 2017 IGA membership,

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IGA Board of Directors Member, Josh Hagley

Get to know Josh…



Name: Josh Hagley
City of residence: Twin Falls, ID
Home Club: Jerome Country Club
Profession: Business Banking Officer
Volunteer and committee involvement: Tournament Committee (I haven’t been appointed to a committee yet.

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2017 IGA Spring Meetings

District 1
February 16, 2017
Crane Creek Country Club

District 2
March 9, 2017
Blue Lakes Country Club

District 3
March 16, 2017
Blackfoot Golf Course

The agenda for all three meetings will be as follows:

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Handicap System Review (Club HDCP Committee Responsibilities)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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Top 10’s of 2016

Some of our members have posted an astounding amount of rounds to their handicap this year. That’s why we want to share this information with the golfing community!

These numbers are based off of golfers that were active in the GHIN system as of December 14, 2016.

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New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for Player Who Accidentally Causes Ball to Move on Putting Green


New Local Rule Eliminates Penalty for a Player Who Accidentally Causes a Ball to Move on the Putting Green

FAR HILLS, N.J. (Dec. 8, 2016) – The USGA and The R&A today announced the introduction of a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.

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Remembering Dr. Richard Stroud


On November 5, 2016, one of the game’s most influential and accomplished volunteers passed away at his home in Eagle, ID at the age of 80. Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979, but his legacy is in the area of handicapping and course rating.

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IGA Member Clubs Viewing Inactive Season

We can’t believe that time of year is already here!  November 14, 2016 is the last day to record a score to your handicap if you play a round of golf at any IGA member club. Keep in mind, that if you travel to an area viewing an active season, you must post that score.

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IGA Versus USGA Membership

A couple of times a year, we receive phone calls about membership options. There are two memberships that often get mixed up. That’s a membership to the United States Golf Association and a membership to a State or Regional Golf Association.

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New to the Game?

Golf can be a very intimidating game to be introduced to. The game has its own culture with a set of complicated Rules that can turn away newbies in an instant. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out where to start. Lessons, Rules, people to play with, do I go out on the course or stay at the range?

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What Does Our Membership Look Like?

Fun Facts

As of the October 1, 2016 handicap revision, here is what we know about the current Idaho Golf Association membership:

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  • PGA Rocky Mountain Section
  • GHIN
  • USGA
  • First Tee
  • PNGA