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What is the difference between a NCGA Regular Club and an Associate Club?

The NCGA is an association of member clubs. Member clubs are divided into two categories; 1) Regular clubs are affiliated with golf courses and 2) Associate clubs have no affiliation with a golf course facility. Regular clubs are duly organized clubs that play out of a golf course. Only one Regular club is permitted per golf course facility. Associate clubs are duly organized clubs without real estate. NCGA eClubs (regional Associate clubs based via the Internet) were introduced in 2006 as a new type of Associate club. An Associate club is a group of 20 or more members who play golf on a regular basis and have a reasonable opportunity to play golf with one another. Associate clubs can be found just about anywhere, including work places, social groups, etc.

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