Monday marks the start of the New Hampshire Ladies’s Golf Affiliation newbie championships, however as golfers put together to hit the hyperlinks, some controversy surrounds this yr’s event.
Final yr, the U.S. Golf Affiliation introduced that, beginning in 2018, it might present handicapping providers to just one group inside a area or state.
In New Hampshire, the USGA presently supplies providers to 2 organizations, the New Hampshire Golf Affiliation and the New Hampshire Ladies’s Golf Affiliation – which means just one would turn into the USGA’s regional group.
NHWGA stated that if that occurs, they might lose some funding for his or her affiliation.
The 2 associations have been in negotiations.
NHWGA stated it’s on the lookout for a good compromise and collaboration with NHGA.
“We do not need to lose our id,” stated NHWGA president Dana Harrity. “We need to keep the NHWGA. And the one means to try this is to provide you with a good answer on gin income sharing with the NHGA.”
NHGA launched a press release Saturday, saying partially: “The NHGA seems to be ahead to continued negotiations with the NHWGA. It has by no means been the NHGA’s intent to attenuate ladies’s golf nor have we ever sought to decrease the necessary historical past of the NHWGA.”
NHGA went on to say: “We proceed to attempt for inclusiveness with a purpose to see the sport flourish for female and male golfers alike.”
A Change.org petition is circulating to save lots of NHWGA, which has a conferences scheduled with USGA and NHGA on Friday.