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TOLEDO DISTRICT GOLF ASSOCIATION BECOMES A USGA ALLIED GOLF ASSOCIATION

New USGA Regional Golf Association Alliance Created to Support and Stimulate Grassroots Community Golf Programs

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 10, 2018) – Fifty-nine regional golf associations have entered into a new relationship with the United States Golf Association to enhance the golfer experience at the state and local levels in the United States.

These Allied Golf Associations (AGAs), supported by the USGA’s five existing regional affairs offices, will administer the USGA Handicap and Course Rating Systems within defined geographic areas across the country. In addition, they will serve as the community’s primary resource for USGA services such as championship qualifiers, governance, golf facility support and programs that help grow and improve the long-term health of the game.

“Regional golf associations are the lifeblood of the golf community and the USGA,” said Mike Davis, USGA CEO. “We felt that now was the best time to formalize this new alliance, in the spirit of working together on grassroots programs, improving how we serve golfers and providing a healthy foundation from which the entire golf community can grow.”

Newly recognized AGAs were identified through a nearly year-long discovery process that encouraged collaboration among existing golf organizations within each state and region, sharing best practices and leveraging programs that have made a positive impact.

One of the alliance’s most significant benefits to golfers will be the centralized computation of USGA Handicap Indexes in the United States to improve efficiency, consistency and governance oversight. The move to a more modernized, digital platform will also empower Allied Golf Associations to more deeply engage golfers within their community through rich, real-time player data.

The alliance marks the latest step by the USGA to more deeply engage the local and regional golf community. It complements the USGA’s existing presence in all five major golf regions in the United States – Northeast, Great Lakes, Southeast, Central and West – where dedicated Regional Affairs directors currently serve in residence.


2018 Tournament Schedule has been posted!

The 2018 tournament schedule has been posted.
Registrations begin April 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM.

Last year the USGA introduced new tournament management software: USGA Tournament Management for Clubs and USGA Premium Tournament Management for Clubs. The USGA continued to support its previous software, Tournament Pairing Program (TPP), during 2017.
TPP will be officially retired on December 31, 2017.

The TDGA continued to use TPP for Tournament Registration in 2017.
In 2018, the TDGA (and all clubs who use USGA software for tournament management) will use new tournament registration procedures. You should expect that while the "doorway" to tournament registration is changing, the end result will be the same.

We will provide registration instructions as we get closer to April. Thanks for you patience as we navigate the transition.




Luann Alleman and Paul Blood are the 2017 Co-Recipients of the Burt Silverman Award

The Burt Silverman Award is presented to someone who has substantially contributed to the golf community.

Silverman Award Winner

Luann and Paul

Luann has just completed her 30th year a Course Rater for the Toledo District Golf Association. This has been invaluable service to the TDGA - every summer she has given her time and talents numerous times whenever the call came anad she was available.
In addition to her service with the TDGA, Luann has served as an officer of the Toledo Women's District Golf Association (secretary in 1997-98, Vice-President 1998-99, and President 1999-00). She also served on the Advisory Board for the Babe Zahrias Cancer Tournament from 1991-93. Her other outstanding non golfing accomplishments include: organizing Light the Night to help eliminate crime in the Gllendale School area, co-chaired the Toledo Adopt-a-School Program, was on the Executive Committee for Partners in Education from 1988-2010, and on the Board of Directors for Partners in Education from 1988-2017.

Paul has been a Course Rater for the Toledo District Golf Association for over 20 years. He is always readily available for and course rating responsibilities no matter how far or near and has served as a great instructor to many of our newer raters offering his knowledge and experience. >br/> In addition to his service to the TDGA, Paul was a founding Board Member and Tournament Chairman for the Stone Oak Country Club's Foodfellows men's golf league from 1998-2002; during the same period of time he was a Stone Oak Country Club committee member. From 2003-06 he was a Rules Committee member at Heritage Oaks Golf Club Men's Golf Association in Sarasota, FL. He also served on the Heritage Oak GC Golf Committee from 2007-10. Presently Paul valunteers as a golf course ranger at Stone Oak CC for outside events. He has been doing this since 2015.


The Toledo District 2017 Players of The Year

 

Player of the Year

Brandon Hoelzer

 

Player of the Year

Brandon Hoelzer of Fremont Country Club is the 2017 TDGA Player of the Year. Brandon was the 2017 Stroke Play Champion, was the Gross Runner-Up in the Two Man Scramble, was on the Net Champion Team in the Four Man Scramble, and was also a member of the 2017 TDGA Intrastate Team.

Senior Player of the Year

Dave Belden

 

Senior Player of the Year

Dave Belden of Catawba Island Club is the TDGA Senior Player of the Year. Dave won TDGA Senior Stroke Play Championship, Gross winner of the Stranahan, tied for third (individual) in the Team Championship, and was a member of the TDGA Intrastate Team.


Upcoming Events!

Date Event Location
April 1, 2018 Tournament Registration Opens

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