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.

Lifetime Free Golf Instruction

Each calendar year, members can apply to take up to two (2) private golf lessons with a PGA Class A Professional of their choice.

Golf Course Partnerships

To help with the high cost of greens fees, the SMGA has forged a number of partnerships with local golf courses and country clubs to provide free or discounted greens fees. For a complete list of courses in your area, please contact your chapter representative or SMGA Team Member.

Tournament Playing Opportunities

Each year, hundreds of golf tournaments donate free playing spots for our members. To receive email updates for future openings please sign up for our mailing list.

Equipment Discount Program

Members are eligible to receive a substantial discount on TaylorMade and Adidas golf gear through the SMGA.

Amateur Tours

The VGA is dedicated to enriching the lives of Veterans and their family members through the camaraderie and sportsmanship of golf. Annually, the VGA hosts more than 350 local tournaments across the country, culminating in a VGA National Championship. The SMGA will reimburse SMGA members for membership in the VGA, local registration fees, and green fees and cart fees for up to 3 events plus VGA regionals or nationals. Please contact Scott Allen for more information.



Members may register for free to establish a handicap through the Maryland State Golf Association.

Golf Experiences

SMGA members often get the opportunity to participate in many once-in-a-lifetime golfing experiences all expenses paid. Past trips include The Masters, Tiger Jam, Monday after the Masters, Golf Ireland, and many more. Visit our FaceBook page for updates.

SMGA member benefits require the use of your SMGA issued membership card. In order to obtain one, you must first become a member. For more information on how to become a member, click here.

If you are already a member, but have not received your SMGA issued membership card, please Contact Us.

The SMGA is proud to partner with Ship Sticks to offer a discount to SMGA members and participants. Ship Sticks offers worldwide door-to-door service of your golf clubs. To start, please follow the link below.