The CDGA provides a Handicap Index® issued by the USGA® through the World Handicap System™. All indexes are revised each night through the USGA’s Centralized Computation Platform. Members can view their updated Handicap Index through the My CDGA app or the My CDGA Caddie on CDGA.org. Contact the CDGA's Lynn Boyd at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 685-2304 with questions regarding the Handicap Index®.
The CDGA is authorized by the USGA to conduct Course Ratings. The CDGA Course Rating Committee updates Course Rating™, Slope Rating™ and yardages at member clubs on a rotational basis. Permanent records are kept with the Association and the USGA. Contact the CDGA's John Petrarca at email@example.com or (630) 685-2306 with questions about course ratings.
The CDGA provides a touch screen kiosk to clubs wanting to give CDGA members an additional score-posting option through a computer located at the club. For questions about equipment, contact the CDGA's Kevin Blumenthal at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 685-2350 and contact the CDGA's Lynn Boyd at email@example.com or (630) 685-2304 for software questions.
The CDGA Turfgrass Program provides three areas of turfgrass support to the Chicago District - diagnostics, research and education. On-site, rapid diagnostic support is the cornerstone of the program. Additionally, CDGA Tufgrass Program staff conduct industry-leading research initiatives and host an array of educational opportunities. Contact the CDGA's Dr. Derek Settle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 685-2307 for turfgrass-related questions.
Each year, the CDGA conducts several educational seminars. Topics include private club operations, public golf operations, Rules of Golf seminars, Rules of Handicapping and Turfgrass. Contact the CDGA's Jodi Ciotti at email@example.com or (630) 685-2323 with questions.
Individual members receive Chicago District Golfer magazine, the weekly My CDGA Monday Scorecard e-newsletter and monthly CDGA Member Perks emails. Member clubs have the opportunity to put forth special offers or advertise through these platforms. Contact the CDGA's Erik Ciotti at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 685-2353 for information about marketing your facility to the Chicago District's most passionate golfers via member communications.
Each season, the CDGA sponsors and conducts nearly 100 events at Chicago District clubs for players of all ages, genders and skill levels, including eight Championships for elite amateur golfers. Your club could be next! Contact the CDGA's Colin Wadelin at email@example.com or (630) 685-2315 for competition opportunities.
Member clubs have the ability to donate to the CDGA Foundation, which plays a vital role in supporting CDGA Outreach Programs. This programming provides therapeutic and recreational golf opportunities for individuals with special needs, veterans and youth. To learn more about adding the Foundation to your club’s philanthropy, contact the CDGA's Rob Dauphinais at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 685-2311.
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