The MSGA is one of 59 Allied Golf Associations (AGA) that work in conjunction with the United States Golf Association to foster and promote the game of golf across the country. As a recognized Allied Golf Association with the USGA, we serve as the state’s primary resource for USGA services such as championship qualifiers, governance, golf facility support and programs that help grow and improve the long-term health of the game. 

On a more local level, the MSGA is part of the New England Golf Association (NEGA). The New England Golf Association, established in 1926, is an amateur golf organization comprised of leaders from the six New England golf associations – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

In addition to conducting qualifiers for USGA Championships around New England, the organization's primary purpose is to conduct the following premier tournament events: New England Amateur Championship, New England Junior Championship, and New England Senior Championship.