NSGA and Golf Canada Membership Benefits


Your membership in the NSGA/Golf canada helps to support the many programs and services that promote and develop the game of golf in Nova Scotia. Since 1931, the NSGA has been dedicated to preserving and protecting golf in the province. The NSGA provides a variety of services to its member clubs and their members. These services include the Handicap System, course rating, CN Future Links junior programs, the Murray Purcell Bursary Program, turfgrass research and Rules of Golf seminars.

In addition to the above services the NSGA conducts 11 Provincial Championship that cater to all levels of golfers around the Province. From these tournaments we send 7 teams to national championships.

Did you KNOW?

  • The NSGA was found in 1931 and is the official governing body of golf in Nova Scotia.
  • As an NSGA member you also become members of Golf Canada which is the national governing body of golf in Canada.
  • That the through the CN Future Links Program the NSGA introduced 4000 kids to the game of golf in 2015.
  • That the NSGA gives out $15,000.00 every year in bursaries to members who are attending post secondary schools.
  • That NSGA membership includes a free subscription to “Golf Canada Magazine” -a $25.00 value.
  •  That the NSGA is responsible for the Course Slope and Rating for all our member clubs. The Slope and Rating allows for handicapping and provides a reference point for the difficulty levels of different courses.
  • NSGA and Golf Canada members are entitled to keep a handicap.
  • Golf Canada contributes $100,000.00 a year to turf grass research to help keep golf courses green and enjoyable.
  • The NSGA sends 7 teams to National championships every summer to represent Nova Scotia.


  • Golf Canada is the governing body of golf in Canada.
  • Founded in 1895, Golf Canada  has more than 377,000 members playing at 1,650 associated member clubs across Canada.
  • Golf Canada administers and oversees the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status in Canada.
  • Golf Canada is the governing body for the purposes of establishing and maintaining a uniform handicap system for golf clubs in Canada.
  • Golf Canada conducts 14 national amateur championships each year.
  • Golf Canada conducts the only PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events in Canada.
  • Golf Canada promotes research and development in environmental and agronomic fields.
  • Golf Canada  owns Golf Canada, our official member magazine.
  • Golf Canada operates the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and its associated archives.
  • Golf Canada is dedicated to the future growth and development of the game through, CN Future Links, Player Development and the CN Canadian Women’s Tour.
  • Golf Canada owns and operates national training centers.
  • In 1979 Golf Canada created the Canadian Golf Foundation to raise and grant funds for the advancement of golf in Canada through academic scholarships.
  • In 2004 the foundation was renamed the RCGA Foundation. 
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