NBGA/ Golf Canada Dues & Benefits

What your NBGA and Golf Canada dues are used for:

  1. On-going costs of the two non-profit organizations that are run by golfers, for golfers
  2. Development of the game, including the National Golf in Schools Program (Centennial Elementary is a participating school)
  3. Golf Fore the Cure, which encourages women to start playing golf, while also fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society
  4. Maintenance of the rules system, handicapping system, course rating system and amateur status system
  5. CN Future Links (Canada’s national junior golf program) – our club will be using some of their programs for our juniors this year (Junior League and Junior Skills Challenge)
  6. Provincial and National Championships (Junior, Amateur, Senior and Professional)
  7. Lobbying the government on behalf of golfers across the county for things like tax credits, changes to tax laws and government funding
  8. Junior Player Development Program – In 2011, 2 local juniors were selected for this program

Benefits that you can receive for being a Golf Canada member:

  1. Exclusive RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open ticket offers
  2. Chance at prizes that are awarded during the Golf Canada card activation contest
  3. Golf travel offers and discounts
  4. Preferred home and auto insurance rates through RBC insurance
  5. Complimentary subscription and delivery of Golf Canada magazine
  6. Access to the member area of golfcanada.ca to maintain your handicap and track your scores

Benefits that you can receive for being an NBGA member:

  1. Eligible to participate in any of the Provincial NBGA tournaments.
  2. Juniors – Access to junior golf programs and scholarships
  3. Handicap services (clubs are to require all tournament participants to have a valid handicap, even for best ball and mixed tournaments)
  4. Eligible to gain points towards the Player of the Year challenges
  5. Eligible to compete for the provincial teams
  6. Marketing of NB Golf courses