Frequently Asked Questions
I've changed my email address or i don't receive my eRevisions via email, what should i do?
It's super easy to update on your own, all it takes is entering your GHIN #, last name & two clicks of your mouse. Simply follow this link to update your personal information in GHIN to ensure you receive your handicap revision emails on the 1st & 15th of each month. You will also want to ensure that you have the email address email@example.com whitelisted or included in your Safe Sender list to avoid the emails being caught by spam/junk email filtering. In the event of you still not receiving your handicap revisions even after updating your information, please contact us.
I don’t receive Pacific Northwest Golfer and Golf Digest magazines at my home address. How can I update my information?
It’s easy! Simply follow this link to update your address to ensure you receive your subscriptions to Pacific Northwest Golfer and Golf Digest magazines. In the event of you still not receiving your magazines even after updating your information, please contact us. We anticipate Golf Digest Magazine will begin arriving in home in June or July.
Can I be a member of more than one club?
Of course! You can be a member of as many clubs as you like. Just make sure to keep your established GHIN Number with every club you are a member of.
Near the end of the season, keep an eye out for the OGA Multi-Member Rebate form. If you are a member of more than one OGA Member Club, you can apply for a $20 rebate (up from $10 in 2015). The form should be up on the OGA website by October.
What benefits do I receive as an OGA member?
Whether you join the OGA online or directly through a club of your choice, all OGA members receive the following benefits:
- A USGA Handicap Index
- Golf discounts (OGA member rate at the OGA Golf Course & PNGA member rate at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. and at Chambers Bay GC in University Place, Wash.)
- Preferred pricing, discounts and deals with OGA Partners, including: Portland Trail Blazers; Moda Center; Portland Thunder; Jones Golf Bags; Golfsmith; Willamette Valley Vineyards; Three Rivers Casino & Hotel – and we’re adding more all the time!
- Opportunity to purchase the member-only ExploreOregonGolf Passport, saving you hundreds to thousands of dollars in golf savings around the state and region
- Membership in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association
- Subscription to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine
- One-year subscription to Golf Digest magazine
- Invitation to attend local Rules seminars and workshops, including a free Rules of Golf book
- Opportunities to play in OGA Championships and OGA Tour events
Where do my OGA Member Dues go?
Your OGA Member Dues helps us in what we do – including:
- Rating Oregon and SW Washington courses
- Running OGA Championships, Oregon Junior Golf, OGA Tour events and OGA administration
OGA dues also support organizations such as Oregon Junior Golf and the Evans Scholarship Foundation.
How much are OGA Member Dues for 2016?
OGA Member Dues are $35 for 2016. This means that $35 of your payment toward joining whichever club you join goes to the OGA.
If you decide to join the OGA through our Online Membership Program, the price is $56.95. That is because we kick back $20 per online member of each club (with the exception of the Junior Supporters Club, where $20 goes to support junior golf in Oregon) to the club itself, plus there’s a $1.95 transaction fee. Therefore, the remaining $35 is your OGA Membership Dues.
I'm new to Oregon, can my scores & Handicap Index be transferred from my previous Golf Association?
So long as your previous state or regional Golf Association was on GHIN, your scoring record and last index can follow you to Oregon. When signing up either in person or online, simply provide your previous GHIN number and your scores & record will automatically be set up for you. If you need more assistance, contact our Membership Department
Not sure which club to choose or just want a handicap to track your progress and all the other benefits associated with OGA Membership, we recommend joining the OGA Golf Club, which donates $20 of your membership fee to community Junior Golf Programs such as Oregon Junior Golf and First Tee. This includes all benefits of OGA Membership with a GHIN Handicap Index.
When does my OGA Membership expire?
OGA membership runs calendar year, from January 1st through December 31st. Every OGA member club manages their own member activation and deactivation process and generally reviews their GHIN (Golf Handicap Information Network) rosters from January through April to update membership. Depending on bookkeeping preferences, some clubs will inactivate their entire roster at one time, and will simply reactivate members as they pay dues to rejoin for the new season.
In order to take advantage of all of your OGA Membership Benefits, two of which include being able to continually post scores and enter competitions with an active and current USGA Handicap Index, please ask your club when you can pay your dues for the upcoming golf season. If you are traveling for the off season, it’s a great idea to pay your club in advance so that handicapping services are uninterrupted.
If your club makes you inactive, you will lose the ability to post scores and will no longer receive Handicap Index updates.
How Do I Join The OGA?
Joining the OGA is simple! You have two options A) visit your local golf club and ask about membership in their Men's or Women's Club or B) join the OGA directly through one of our Join Online Participating Clubs. Not sure which club to choose or just want a handicap to track your progress and all the other benefits associated with OGA Membership, we recommend joining the Junior Supporters Club, which donates $20 of your membership fee to community Junior Golf Programs such as Oregon Junior Golf and First Tee. This includes all benefits of OGA Membership with a GHIN Handicap Index.