Association Survey – The Club Management Survey is a yearly compilation of statistics that illustrate the range of services, activities, staffing and expenditures at survey participating Member Clubs. Survey results are provided ONLY to those Member Clubs who participated.|
Championships – The Golf Association of Philadelphia conducts numerous events for all age categories, Amateur, Senior and Junior, and all skill levels. The Golf Association of Philadelphia tournament schedule runs from April to October. In addition to administering local competitions, the GAP also conducts qualifying for six USGA championships.
Computer Assistance Program – Member Clubs that fully support the GAP/USGA Handicap System and select the paperless option are eligible for the Computer Assistance Program (CAP). The CAP provides new computer hardware to all participating Member Clubs and the latest GHIN Management Program and Tournament Pairing Program software. Providing a uniform platform allows the Association to provide prompt and efficient service to our members.
Course Ratings – The Association rates every Member Club course on a seven-year rotation, evaluating the overall difficulty of the golf course for both a scratch golfer and a bogey golfer, with the Course Rating established for the scratch golfer and the Bogey Rating established for the bogey player. Ratings are included in the member dues, a $900 value. Ratings compiled by these teams are reviewed by the Course Rating Review Committee to make sure that criteria are being consistently applied. This allows any player with a valid GAP/USGA Handicap Index to fairly compete against any other player with a GAP/USGA Handicap Index. Ratings are available for each course under Slope & Course Ratings.
The GAP App – The GAP App is the Association's Mobile Application. The GAP App is available on both Apple and Android platforms.
GAP Team Matches – The GAP Team Matches are only available to Member Clubs. The GAP Team Matches are held on three Sundays in April with more than 3,800 players representing 302 teams from 133 Member Clubs. Interclub Matches, as it was originally called, served as the basis for the founding of the Association, and today, just like then, serves as a source of club pride.
GAP/USGA Handicaps – The Golf Association of Philadelphia has provided handicaps to its Member Clubs through the GHIN System (Golf Handicap and Information Network) since 1964, a nationwide handicap service provided by the USGA. A player can go to any participating club to check a handicap and post a score. Players may also obtain GAP/USGA Handicap Index information from the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Web site. Clubs and members can gain access through their handicap computer to the National Course Rating and Slope database retrieval system.
Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine – The Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine is the official publication of the Golf Association of Philadelphia. The Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine provides extensive features and tournament coverage along with news and notes from the game of golf in the Philadelphia area. Published four times a year, Individual Members of the organization are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the Magazine by contacting the Golf Office or managing the subscription tabs located in My GAP Locker.
- Erevisions – Get your GAP/GHIN Handicap in a click by signing up for the Association’s eRevision service. All Members are eligible and can easily take advantage of this benefit by logging into a person's respective My GAP Locker; clicking on the subscriptions tab and then checking yes for eRevision emails. eRevisions are delivered automatically to your email on the Revision day. Revisions are generated on the first and 15th of each month.
- On-line score posting – Individuals can maintain their handicap on-line from anywhere in the world through their My GAP Locker account. A Member Club must sign-up to use this service.
- Golf Digest – All Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine subscribers are also eligible to receive a complimentary Golf Digest subscription. The Golf Association of Philadelphia strives to help Members increase the enjoyment of the game while perfecting their skills. And because of the Association's new partnership with Golf Digest Publications, you can do just that, compliments of the Association. Individual Members of the organization are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of the magazine by contacting the Golf Office or managing the subscription tabs located in My GAP Locker.
- Global Golf Post – All Individual Members of the Golf Association of Philadelphia are eligible to receive a complimentary subscription to Global Golf Post, the first designed for digital weekly golf news publication in the world. Individual Members of the organization are eligible to receive a complimentary copy of GGP by contacting the Golf Office or managing the subscription tabs located in My GAP Locker.
National Representation – The GAP provides seminars and communications to its Member Clubs from such national organizations as the United States Golf Association, National Golf Foundation, Golf Course Superintendents Association and the National Club Association.
Preserves, Protects the Game – The Association serves as the local voice of the USGA as it focuses its efforts on the preservation of the values of the only game that is still played pretty much the same way it was over a century ago. One way in which the Golf Association of Philadelphia safeguards the game’s integrity is by monitoring rules on amateur status and by processing Amateur Reinstatement Applications of those who wish to regain their amateur status. The Association exists to help its members enjoy the greatest game of all. Each Tournament participant, each Individual Club Member with a GHIN handicap and each Member Club helps provide the support that sustains the Association.
Seminars and Meetings – The Association offers various seminars, including those on the Rules of Golf; the Environmental Conference, for ecological topics; the Presidents Council, for issues affecting clubs; and the College Golf Seminar, for junior golfers interesting in the possible opportunities and responsibilities of college golf. All Member Clubs are also eligible to attend the Pro-Pres., Golf & Green event, where speakers touch on pertinent issues, and Annual Meeting.
Tournament Pairing Program Software – The Tournament Pairing Program (TPP), used by the Golf Association of Philadelphia for all its events, is state-of-the art software that allows clubs to manage and run their tournaments smoothly and professionally. TPP allows for customization of course information, importing golfers from past tournaments, teams of up to six golfers for scoring purposes, flights, multi-course events and multiple formats including Round Robin, Match Play, Stableford, Chicago Quota Point System and more. A highly-advanced report editor is included for printing standard or custom reports.
TrackMan – The Golf Association of Philadelphia is proud to offer access to the TrackMan Swing and Ball Flight Analysis system to its membership. TrackMan is the standard for equipment makers, PGA Tour professionals and the sport's governing bodies, the USGA and the R&A. The Association offers TrackMan Member Analysis Days throughout the season, where individuals can go through a variety of tests, including the Shot Analysis, Driver Fitting or the TrackMan Combine.