Membership Requirements

Service members or veterans of the US Armed Forces wounded or injured (incl. PTSD and TBI) while conducting overseas contingency operations in post-9/11/2001 are eligible to become members after successfully completing an SMGA Clinic Series or The American Golfer Program.

*Note: SMGA may ask for applicable documentation to verify an applicants service and nature of wounds / injuries.

For more information or questions about your eligibility for SMGA programs and services, please Contact Us.

How to Become A Member

In order to become and SMGA Member, you will need graduate from our Golf Fore Life clinic series, which are held at chapter locations across the country. To apply, please visit your local chapter’s page found under the Locations tab.

Not near an SMGA chapter? Don’t worry, membership can still be achieved by graduating from our American Golfer Program. Click here for more information.

Membership Benefits

The game of golf embodies strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, and mental discipline. SMGA programs are designed to leverage these attributes to facilitate the healing process. For those new to the game, you will find this takes a great amount of dedication to become a member. SMGA members are eligible to use many resources at little or no cost to you, so you can continue to incorporate golf into your physical and mental recovery.

  • Free golf instruction for life
  • Free and discounted greens fees to local golf courses
  • Free participation in many local golf tournaments and events
  • Lifetime discount on golf equipment
  • Paid entry into golf amateur tours
  • Free handicap services
  • Once-in-a-lifetime golf trips and experiences