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AGA eClubs

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What are AGA eClubs?
AGA eClubs are Internet golf clubs for  golfers who do not wish to join a traditional "green grass" club . AGA eClub members typically do not have a prior affiliation with each other prior to joining the club. Registration is quick, easy, and entirely online.  Members who join an AGA eClub receive all the same AGA  member benefits  such as a USGA Handicap Index © , AGA championships, discounted travel through Affinity Travel Benefits, member only travel program to international destinations such as the Caribbean and Ireland, GHIN mobile score posting app, USGA national championship eligibility and many other benefits.

Annual AGA eClub membership dues are 
$40.00 per year  and applied on a calendar year basis from January to December. Please note: Registrations and renewals made on November 2nd or later are applied towards the following year's membership. 
There are eight AGA  eClubs based on geographic regions throughout Alabama.  Join an AGA eClub now by finding your appropriate region below based on the county in which you reside and completing the registration and payment form. Search Alabama State Map with Counties
AGA eClubs:
AGA eClub Anniston
The AGA eClub Anniston serves members living in the counties of: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, St. Clair, Talladega
AGA eClub Birmingham
The AGA eClub Birmingham serves members living in the counties of: Bibb, Fayette, Jefferson, Lamar, Pickens, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, Walker
AGA eClub Florence
The AGA eClub Florence serves members living in the counties of: Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Marion, Winston
AGA eClub Huntsville
The AGA eClub Huntsville serves members living in the counties of: Blount, Cherokee, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Madison, Marshall, Morgan
AGA eClub Mobile
The AGA eClub Mobile serves members living in the counties of: Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, Washington
AGA eClub Montgomery
The AGA eClub Montgomery serves members living in the counties of: Autauga, Bullock, Chambers, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Russell, Tallapoosa
AGA eClub Selma
The AGA eClub Selma serves members living in the counties of: Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Sumter, Wilcox
AGA eClub Troy
The AGA eClub Troy serves members living in the counties of: Barbour, Butler, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike
For more information about eClub membership, contact the Alabama Golf Association at 205-979-1234 or by  email .
Important: Per USGA policy, you must register for an AGA eClub using your Alabama residential address. M embership applications are placed into a "Pending" status until your membership application can be verified and processed by the AGA staff. Once your membership status is determined then you will receive a confirmation email. This process could take up to 3 business days to process.  

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eClub Information
By applying to a club, you are committing to becoming a member of a “Golf Club” that is licensed to used the USGA Handicap System™ .
Each club has its own requirements and procedures, but is offering a Handicap Index® as one of its benefits to its members under uniform requirements defined by the USGA.  Please review the following information to better understand some of the requirements for you as a member to receive a Handicap Index and for your club to be able to provide this to you.  For more information,  consult the USGA Handicap System™ .
Golf Club
A “golf club” is an organization of at least ten individual members that operates under bylaws with committees (including a Handicap Committee) to supervise golf activities, provide peer review, and maintain the integrity of the USGA Handicap System (see Compliance Checklist, Section 8-2m and Decision 2/7).  A golf club must be licensed by the USGA to utilize the USGA Handicap System™.  A club can obtain a license (see Appendix F) directly from the USGA or through its membership in an authorized golf association that is already licensed by the USGA and that has jurisdiction in the geographic area that includes the principal location of the golf club.
Members of a golf club must have a reasonable and regular opportunity to play golf with each other.  They must be able to return scores personally, and these scores must be readily available for inspection by others, including but not limited to fellow members and the club’s Handicap Committee.
A Golf Club fits into one of the following three types:
Type 1.  It is located at a single specific golf course with a valid USGA Course and Slope Rating where a majority of the club’s events are played and where the club’s scoring records reside; or
Type 2 . Its members are affiliated, or known to one another, via a business, fraternal, ethnic or social organization.  The majority of the club members had an affiliation prior to organizing the club; or
Type 3 . The members had no prior affiliation and a majority of the recruiting and sign-up of the membership is done by solicitation to the general public (e.g., newspaper, Internet)
For administrative reasons, some authorized golf associations may require a golf club to have more than the USGA minimum of ten members in order for the golf club to be a member of the authorized golf association.
Decision 2/7. Clarification of Compliance/License Issues for Golf Club Categories Described in the Golf Club Definition
“Principal Location” (applies to types 2 and 3 only)
The principal location of a golf club shall be the physical address in the city or town which the club first identified in its application for a license to utilize the USGA Handicap System.  So long as the golf club is in existence, the principal location shall not be changed without the prior written consent of the authorized golf association of which the golf club is  a member, or if the club is not a member of a golf association, of the USGA.  Members of a golf club who are issued a Handicap Index must be from a small defined geographic area, e.g., the residence or business address of each member of the golf club must generally be within approximately a 50 mile radius of the principal location of the golf club.
“Identification” (applies to type 3 only)
Each individual must provide proof of identification and residence to the golf club in order to be a member of the Club.
“Playing Requirements and Club Size” (applies to type 3 only)
The USGA will consider the playing requirement met if each member returns at least three scores played with other club members during the season, and at least one of those rounds is played in a club sponsored event.  Anyone not meeting this minimum requirement should be dropped from the handicap rolls.
A golf club’s size is limited: If membership in a club exceeds the number of available tee times offered in club sponsored events, the playing requirements cannot be met.  For example, if a club has 200 members and conducts only eight organized events with a maximum of 15 players each, not all members will have played in a club sponsored event.
“Group Cohesion/Activities” (applies to all types)
In order to be able to utilize the USGA Handicap System, the golf club must have group cohesion.  Group activities should go beyond playing in tournaments. There should be a group orientation policy and other functions, such as group meetings, award banquets and the like.
“Contact Information” (applies to all types)
Contact information for each member of the golf club must be made readily available to all members.
Alabama Golf Association
3041 Lorna Road
Hoover, AL 35216