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MGCSA Member Classifications

 

Class A Golf Course Superintendent (A)

Class A member is a golf industry professional; who possesses knowledge, skills and abilities through a combination of education, experience, professional development and environmental stewardship; and has met and continues to fulfill on-going Class A renewal requirements

Class B Golf Course Superintendent (B)

To qualify for Class B membership, an applicant shall, at the time of application, be employed as a golf course superintendent and does not meet the additional qualifications for Class A membership. Class B members shall have all the privileges of the association, except that of holding office.

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent (Class C)

To qualify for Assistant Superintendent membership, an applicant shall be, at the time of application for membership, an assistant to a golf course superintendent, and shall be presently employed in such capacity. Class C members shall have all the privileges of the association, except those of voting and holding office.

Affiliate (AF)

To qualify for Affiliate membership, an applicant must be an individual, business firm or governmental body interested in golf course management and/or in the growing or production of fine turfgrass, either individually or through employment by, or other affiliation with, a company, proprietorship or association, and who does not qualify for membership in another class. Affiliate members shall have such privileges of the association as the board of directors may specify by standing rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Associate member (AS)

To qualify for Associate Membership, an applicant must be employed by a golf course superintendent at a golf course and does not qualify for membership under the Class A, Class B, Class C or Equipment Manager Bylaw’s definition. Associate Members shall have such rights of the association as the board of directors may specify by standing rules, except those of voting and holding office.


 Student (S)

To qualify for Student membership, an applicant must be a full-time turfgrass student enrolled in a formal course of education, or have completed his or her formal education less than one (1) year prior to the date of application for membership and have not become employed at a golf course. Student members shall have such privileges of the association as the board of directors may specify by standing rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Retired (RT)

To qualify for Retired membership, one must be retired and no longer seeking employment within the scope of activities of any membership class of the association. An applicant may apply to the board of directors in writing for Retired membership, the annual dues for which shall be set by the board of directors but shall not exceed half the amount paid for the classification in which the member retires.

There are two options for retirement:
(1) Any member reaching age fifty-five (55), may retire and shall have all the privileges of the association afforded the member in his or her immediate previous classification, with the exception of holding office; or

(2) Any member having completed a minimum of twenty (20) years of service in any membership classification may retire in that classification and shall have all of the privileges of the association afforded that classification, with the exception of holding office.


Honorary (H)

To qualify for Honorary Membership, the individual must be recognized by the Board of Directors for contributing in an outstanding manner to this Association or profession or related field. This membership shall continue in effect unless otherwise revoked by the Board of Directors. Honorary Members shall not be required to pay dues or assessments of the Association and shall have such rights of the Association as the Board of Directors may specify by Standing Rules, except those of voting and holding office.

Inactive

An Inactive Member is an individual who, by reason of unemployment, illness or other adverse circumstances, has been placed in this class upon his or her application. The board of directors shall have the authority to act on such application and to place a member on Inactive status subject to terms and conditions as the board of directors may specify by standing rules.

 


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