Create Your Own Club FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does our golf group have to be associated with a single golf course, as a “home club?”
A: No, the group/club does not have to be associated with a single golf course. Most clubs play golf at a variety of facilities. We happen to call groups that are not tied to a single golf course “affiliate clubs.”
Q: How do we keep track of our members, notify the GAM about our membership, keep contact information and scoring records for our members up to date, etc.?
A: The GAM provides access to Roster Management software for a club official to manage all these things. Once a club application is approved, the applicant will receive an email with instructions on how to accomplish tasks and access to the GAM club tools and educational material.
Q: What exactly is the role of the Handicap Chair?
A: The Handicap Chair is a member of the club who will oversee that the club is in compliance with the USGA Handicap System, including peer review. This person will be responsible for educating members about handicapping and ensuring that scoring records are accurate (facilitates corrections on behalf of the club’s members.)
Q: How do our members and our club learn about the features and benefits associated with the GAM?
A: The best place to start is visiting the member benefits webpage on gam.org. Once a golfer becomes a member, they will receive periodic email communications highlighting member benefits and special offers.