Regular Membership in the Women's Golf
Coaches Association is open to head and assistant women's collegiate
golf coaches at Division I, II, III, NAIA, and Junior College
Annual membership dues are $200 annually for
head coaches (Division I); $175 for head coaches (Division II, III,
NAIA, and Junior Colleges) and $70 annually for assistant coaches. WGCA
membership is for the period of September 1 - August 31 annually. Dues
not paid by October 15 for head coaches are subject to a penalty.
WGCA MEMBER CONVENTION
Invitation to attend the Annual WGCA Member Convention. The
Convention, held in December each year, offers its members a dynamic
educational program combined with an opportunity to interact and network
with their coaching peers from throughout the country.
Only student-athletes of member head coaches are eligible for to
receive awards and honors sponsored exclusively by the WGCA. Division I,
II and III student-athlete awards include the PING WGCA National
Players of the Year, Freshman of the Year, All-American 1st, 2nd and
Honorable Mention Golf Team, All-America Scholar Golf Team, Edith
Cummings Munson Golf Award, Dinah Shore Trophy, Golfstat Cup and Kim
Moore Spirit Award. Additionally, the WGCA All-Scholar Team GPA Award is
an award based on the average GPA for all of the members of a women's
collegiate team for the full year. The top 25 teams with the highest
collective average GPA are recognized.
Member coaches are eligible for coaching recognition awards
including Golf Pride Grips WGCA Regional and National Coach of the Year,
Golf Pride Grips Assistant Coach of the Year, Founders Award and the WGCA Hall of Fame.
ACCESS TO THE AJGA'S COACHES CORNER
As part of the new joint membership program between the WGCA and AJGA, WGCA coaches can access the AJGA's Coaches Corner, which houses important recruitment information such a contact information, swing videos and player resumes. WGCA members will also receive full results from all AJGA tournaments, credentials and promotion on tournament scoreboards including on-site displays of TaylorMade-adidas Golf Live Scoring.
TOURNAMENT OPERATIONS MANUAL
Produced in 2010, this valuable booklet is developed by coaches for
coaches. The manual will assist in the operation of your home event.
Additionally, we are requesting that all in-season events be conducted
under the same Conditions of Competition by using the guidelines in this
manual. Only WGCA members will receive this manual.
Every other year, the WGCA produces a Compensation Survey for
Division I, II and III head women's golf coaches. This survey provides
detailed analysis regarding compensation and benefits for both head and
assistant golf coaches and can easily be used for member coaches'
compensation evaluation and negotiation.
PRODUCT & SERVICE DISCOUNTS
Substantial cost savings for coaches and their teams through access
to our many corporate partners and their association-sponsored
collegiate golf programs.
CUSTOM TEES AND SCORECARDS
WGCA sells custom logo tees and tournament scorecards at highly reduced pricing for WGCA members.
WGCA COACHES POLL
WGCA member head coaches are eligible to be considered as a voter
in the Top 25 Coaches Poll for Division I, II or III and only schools
that are WGCA members are considered in the voting process.
MEMBERS ONLY AREA OF WGCAGOLF.COM
WGCA members receive a password to access this area which includes
detailed contact information for all WGCA members and access to
member-only special offerings.
The master tournament calendar for Division I, II and III women's
golf is administered and maintained by the WGCA. Use the calendar to
schedule your event or seek other events in which to be invited. Only
WGCA members have access.
The WGCA and its leadership play an integral role in working hand
in hand with the NCAA, both through the women's golf committees and the
legislative/membership department, to ensure the voice of women's
collegiate golf coaches are heard. Additionally, the WGCA has a seat at
the table with the USGA Intercollegiate Relations Committee.
The opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity either through
committee positions or by playing an active role in the strategic
direction of the association by serving on the Board of Directors.