Alabama's First & Only Golf License Plate Hits the Road in 2023
HOOVER, AL (Oct. 14, 2022) – With 277 pre-commitments to date, Alabama’s first and only golf-themed license plate successfully surpassed the pre-commitment threshold and is targeted to become available in early 2023. Proceeds raised from the sale and renewal of the Alabama Golf Association (AGA) license plate will directly support the association’s foundation to fund junior golf initiatives, scholarships and turfgrass research.
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“After 14 months of promoting the ‘Driving Fore the Game’ campaign, we are incredibly excited to finally reach and surpass the license plate pre-commitment goal,” stated Andy Priest, AGA Executive Director. “The AGA appreciates each individual or business that purchased a license plate to support our efforts in driving the future of golf in our state.”
The original license plate application was for a Quantity Class 2 custom plate requiring 1000 pre-commitments; however, with 277 pre-commitments obtained, the AGA license plate now qualifies for a Quantity Class 1 status, which requires a minimum of 250 pre-commitments. Consequently, the original design will be updated to a generic tag design (white Alabama plate with AGA logo on the left).
With the change in application status and design, plate production will take approximately 12 weeks with anticipated availability in early February. Those who have pre-committed to purchase the license plate will receive an email from the ALDMV/DOR with the redemption voucher. Upon receiving the redemption voucher email, the individual may request the AGA plate at that time or choose to wait until your next renewal to redeem the voucher. The redemption voucher must be presented to a licensing official to obtain the license plate. The licensing official will issue a 60-day temporary tag to be displayed on the vehicle until the metal license plate is manufactured and shipped to the registrant since they are produced when ordered. Additionally, the AGA license plate may be personalized at no additional charge.
● By October 31: AGA to submit generic plate design and request downgrade to Quantity Class 1 (250 pre-commitments)
● November-January: Receive Quantity Class 1 approval, receive redesign approval, begin plate production, pre-commitment applicants receive redemption voucher from ALDMV
● February 1, 2023 (approximately): AGA license plates ready for issuance.
About the Alabama Golf Association (AGA)
The Alabama Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1915 whose mission is to serve and promote amateur golf in Alabama. AGA membership consists of over 115 member clubs represented by over 25,000 individuals. The activities and services of the Alabama Golf Association are governed by a Board of Directors consisting of Alabama golfers who wish to serve the game and the association through service.
AGA is the USGA's liaison for golf in Alabama conducting national championship qualifying, administering the USGA Handicap system including the GHIN Handicap service, course & slope rating and education. The AGA annually conducts 23 championships and team match competitions for men, women, juniors, and seniors. The AGA also conducts Alabama high school golf championships and assists with many collegiate events including the SEC Men's Golf Championship. In addition to competitions, the AGA administers the AGA Women's Scholarship Fund that is dedicated to assisting young female golfers in higher education and supports the Alabama Turfgrass Research Foundation.
Since 1980, the AGA has managed the affairs of the Southern Golf Association which includes conducting the Southern Amateur Championship and Southern Junior Championship, in conjunction with the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association.
For more information about the Alabama Golf Association, visit www.alabamagolf.org.
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Alabama Golf Association