Midwest Public Golf Managers Association

MPGMA Mission Statement: To promote and enhance the public golf experience through the education and networking of its membership.

What is the MPGMA?

The Midwest Public Golf Managers Association is an organization of golf course owners, operators, green grass facility managers and associated personnel who are dedicated to the promotion of public golf by sharing ideas and innovative techniques through education, newsletters, membership meeting and seminars. The MPGMA stresses a close working relationship between all sectors of the golf industry. The MPGMA was established in 1985 and is non-profit organization. A Board of Directors including three officers, 4 directors and the immediate past president governs the MPGMA. There are currently over 50 member courses including municipal, resort, semi-private and privately owned daily fee facilities. Many of the member clubs experience 50-60 thousand rounds a year and are some of the busiest daily fee golf courses in the region. The MPGMA conducts three business meetings a year with a variety of excellent speakers addressing pertinent topics. Besides offering a strong educational and networking base, the MPGMA also offers:


The Midwest Public Golf Managers Association offers several types of memberships:

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP is available to public or daily fee golf courses and Education facilities offering a golf management program. Member courses/facilities may send any number of staff to MPGMA educational meetings, but are allowed only one member vote on issues of the association. Regular Membership Annual Dues are $75.00 per facility.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP is available to students enrolled in a golf facility management program or related field. Student Membership is $10.00 per year.

ALLIED ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: Representatives of Minnesota’s Allied Associations are recognized as non voting members, but are invited to attend all MPGMA meetings.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP is offered to any business serving the golf industry such as golf equipment suppliers or turf companies. Associate Members receive all association mailings and are invited to all MPGMA meetings, but are not voting members. Associate Members are listed and their support acknowledged in the MPGMA Member Directory. Associate Membership is $100.00 annually, a portion of which goes directly to a scholarship fund to assist students in a golf facilities management program.

MPGMA Scholarship

The MPGMA offers financial assistance to qualified students enrolled in a golf facility management program.

Awards are made based on available funds, number of requests and student need. We would like to provide this scholarship as an ongoing program and ask for your assistance. You can either support this fund directly by joining the MPGMA as an Associate Member, by contributing directly to the scholarship fund and by encouraging others in the industry to consider financial support of this effort.

The MPGMA works closely with all of Minnesota’s Allied Golf Associations to insure the continued growth of the game.

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