Our members enjoy a host of benefits and services to help them excel professionally and enhance the game of golf and all it contributes to the economic, social and environmental well-being of our region. We serve as a platform for members to come together and share information among themselves and establish networks of support and advice.
Included below are quick links to becoming a member or sponsor, and payments.
CLASS A MEMBER
Regular Member – Any person of good character who has served as a golf course superintendent for a period of three years, and is employed as, and maintains the status as a golf course superintendent. This law and send proof of such upon payment of dues. This member may vote and hold office.
CLASS B MEMBER
Golf Course Superintendent – Any person of good character who has served as a golf course superintendent for a period of less than three years, and is employed as, and maintains the status as a golf course superintendent. These members have no voting power and may attend business meetings only by majority vote of the Executive Committee.
CLASS C MEMBER
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent – Any person of good character who has served as an assistant golf course superintendent and is currently employed in such capacity. These members must be employed by a regular member, have no voting power, and may attend business meetings or regular meetings only by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
CLASS F MEMBER
Affiliated – All reclassifications and applications must be a business firm and other organization that meets with ASSOCIATION APPROVAL and are interested in the growing, management, or production of turfgrass. As of January 1, 1973, one applicant from each firm may apply for this classification of membership. Such representatives shall have such privileges of the Association as the Executive Committee may specify from time to time, which shall not include voting and holding office.
CLASS H MEMBER
Honorary Membership – Those persons so voted by the Association for their service to the turfgrass industry.
A member must be permanently retired form all fields of endeavor in which the Association is interested. Must have been a member for twenty-five (25) years as a Class A member. The Association will honor tenure from the GCSAA and other local associations totaling ten (10) years plus fifteen (15) years with the LIGCSA. Class R members shall have all the privileges of the Association except holding office.
Any individual, as approved by the Association, to be apprised of general Association business that is mutually beneficial.
The Long Island Golf Course Superintendent's Association is proud to invest in our future. Given the rising costs of secondary education today, we are all lucky to have such a strong Association that can provide financial assistance to the children of members. From the beginning, the goal of this program was to ensure that member's children who qualify would have an easier time funding their education. As an Association, we are pleased to report that since the programs inception in 2006, we have handed out over $116,750 in financial assistance to our members children. Our goal is to continue to expand this effort for future generations.
Money for the Scholarship Fund is raised in several ways. $25.00 of every A, SM, C and F Class member’s dues is designated for the fund. The association holds an annual Christmas raffle with all proceeds designated for fund. Some 50/50 raffle proceeds from our monthly meetings are designated for the fund, and finally we occasionally receive donations specifically designated for this fund. The scholarship funds not given out each year are invested in an interest bearing account for the sole purpose of future awards.