As an organization, what are the USGA's primary functions?
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
How can I become a USGA Member?
To become a USGA Member, simply click here to join or call 1.800.223.0041, anytime Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET). As a USGA Member, you will receive many great benefits, including the latest edition of the Rules of Golf, advance priority to purchase U.S. Open Championship tickets, a personalized USGA Member bag tag and ID card, Members-only U.S. Open golf hat, and access to the online Member Clubhouse with exclusive content and offers. Additionally, you will enjoy special Member-only discounts on usgashop.com and in the USGA Museum Photo Store. (Please note that USGA Member benefits are subject to change at any time.)
What if I don't know my USGA Member ID?
Your USGA Member ID can be found on the USGA Member ID card received with your USGA benefits package. Your ID can also be found at the top-right corner of the USGA Insider e-newsletter sent to USGA Members with their email addresses. If, for whatever reason, you cannot locate your USGA Member ID, please call USGA Members Program Customer Service at 1.800.223.0041, anytime Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (ET), or please email email@example.com.
Why am I unable to order Rules of Golf items if I live outside the United States and its territories?
The USGA partners with The R&A Trust in distribution of Rules of Golf items. USGA jurisdiction covers the sale and distribution of Rules of Golf items to customers in the United States, its territories and Mexico, while The R&A Trust covers sales and distribution elsewhere. As a USGA Membership courtesy, the USGA is able to ship 1 (one) of each Rules item to each USGA Member, regardless of residence. For the delivery of non-USGA Member Rules of Golf items outside the United States, please contact The R&A Trust at www.randa.org or via phone at (011) 44.133.446.0000.
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What are your hours of operation?
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What credit cards are accepted on USGApublications.com?
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What is the USGApublications.com return policy?
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Is the use of my credit card while making a USGApublications.com purchase secure?
The security of your credit card and personal information is a top priority at USGApublications.com. The site is equipped with secure online ordering capability, using secure server software (SSL) as the industry standard, globally regarded as the leading software for secure e-commerce transactions. SSL technology encrypts all of your information, including your credit card number, so that it cannot be read as your information is transmitted.
How am I able to contact the USGA?
United States Golf Association (USGA)
10 Independence Boulevard
Warren, NJ 07059
T: 908.234.2300 F: 908.234.9687
USGA Rules of Golf Staff (All questions regarding the Rules of Golf)
GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network, scorecards, software)
T: 908.234.2300 F: 908.470.5013
USGA Museum and Gift Shop
Kim Gianetti, Manager, USGA Museum Gift Shop
T: 908.234.2300 ext. 1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org
USGA Museum Photo Store (Purchase photographs from USGA Archives)
www.photos.usgamuseum.com T: 407.668.4987
USGA Greeting Card Center (Golf-themed greeting and holiday cards)
When are the U.S. Open and other USGA championships held?
Click here to view the USGA Annual Championship Schedule at usga.org