The DSGA is a non-profit organization, established in 1952. We are an amateur golf association whose mission is the preservation and expansion of the game by adhering to the rules and guidelines set forth by the United States Golf Association. The DSGA membership currently consists of all golf courses in the State of Delaware, and neighboring counties of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
All players with an active handicap at any DSGA member club are eligible for all DSGA and DSGA Women’s Division events.
The DSGA provides an annual schedule of tournaments for men and women with emphasis on competition according to the Rules of Golf, but also not losing sight of the camaraderie provided by this great game.
DSGA Member Services
More than 8,000 Delaware golfers utilize the GolfNet handicap system to post scores online or using our free Mobile App, DSGA GolfLife. The DSGA provides GolfNet software, which includes a comprehensive tournament management system, the installation of the software, remote support, and any necessary training, as a complimentary service to our member clubs.
As part of our member services, the DSGA is certified by the USGA to rate all tees (for both men and women) at Member courses in accordance with the USGA Course and Slope Rating System and maintains all data to ensure accurate score posting occurs for all members.
Rules of Golf
The DSGA plays an important part in the Rules of Golf by being the official liaison between the ultimate authority on the Rules, the USGA, and our members and clubs. During the course of the year, the DSGA answers numerous phone inquiries regarding the Rules. The DSGA will host a Rules seminar at any member club and tackle the rules scenarios on your trickiest holes. Additionally, qualified rules officials are present at all DSGA and DSGA Women’s Division tournaments, as well as many local college events.
Growing the Game
The DSGA Scholarship Fund awards college funds to deserving juniors each year. Over $1 million has been awarded since 1986. Additionally, the DSGA works cooperatively with the Philadelphia PGA Section and The First Tee of Delaware to promote programs and grow the game in our region.
Community & Special Events
Through our website and social media outlets, we keep our members informed on what is happening in the Delaware golf community.