Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to be a member of the Houston Golf Association to volunteer for the Houston Open?
- Houston Golf Association adopted new membership categories to allow for an open member policy. Doing so allows the organization to expand its reach and bring together a greater community of volunteers that enjoy seeing the benefits of what golf can do for Greater Houston. All Houston Golf Association volunteers, including those who volunteer with HGA Junior Golf and The First Tee of Greater Houston, will be required to register first as an HGA member. However, all new membership dues will be waived in 2018 for past tournament and youth program volunteers.
How does the new membership affect my tournament uniform?
- All tournament volunteers, including past HGA members, will pay for and wear the same tournament uniform. The price for the Houston Open uniform is $85.
If our membership is free this year, why do I have to enter my credit card?
- Providing your credit card allows for automatic membership renewal next year, saving you time and energy. We will send you a notice of renewal after the first year. If you would like to cancel the auto renewal, please contact us at least seven days before your membership renewal date indicated on the email confirmation.
I am already a member of the HGA. Does the new membership structure change my current HGA membership status?
- Honorary members, current life members and past leaders will maintain their status. All other HGA members will have the opportunity to renew at a level of their choosing.
Will you post an HGA meeting schedule for 2018?
- Under the new membership structure, the Houston Golf Association volunteer members will only gather a few times a year, including once at the Houston Open kick-off party on March 24, 2018. Social gatherings throughout the year are highly encouraged on a committee level and will be organized separately from the Houston Golf Association.
How do I purchase Houston Golf Association apparel, in addition to the tournament volunteer uniform?
- We will have HGA logo apparel to purchase later this year. An email will be sent to all members notifying them of the availability of items to purchase.