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Men's Golf Coaches Corner

2018 Summer Update

August 1, 2018


NAC Motion: To change the Men's Golf National Championship cut to 36 holes instead of 54 holes. APPROVED 

NAC Motion: For any NAIA conference/A.I.I./Unaffiliated group(s) with 12 or more institutions competing in Men's Golf to receive their second or more qualifiers into the National Tournament, the second or any additional qualifier must be ranked in the Top 25 of the final NAIA Men's Golf Coaches Poll to receive the automatic berth into the National Tournament. APPROVED.

NAC Motion: The NAIA Men's & Women's Golf National Championships must be officiated by a rules committee, comprised of a head rules official and at least three additional rules officials, all of whom must be qualified rules officials with their respective state golf associations. The Rules Committee will be separate and distinct from the Tournament Committee. APPROVED.

NAC Motion: The Men's and Women's Golf first rating will be moved to the second week in October to allow for the polls to be more effective. APPROVED

Declaration of Intent - If a Varsity program will not fulfill the Declaration of Intent commitment, the deadline to undeclare is four weeks prior to the start of postseason competition. 

Postseason Team Rosters Postseason rosters will be filled out via the SIDHelp admin website. You must have an account in order to fill out a postseason roster. If you don't have an account, please sign up and create your won. Your access will be granted (usually) within 24 hours.

Reporting Statistics - All official game statistics must be submitted by each institution within 72 hours of completion of a contest via Dakstats Websync. Should a member institution fail to file statistical information on any athlete for two consecutive weeks or a total of four weeks during the national statistical reporting period; the institution shall be penalized in the following manner: The first violation will be a warning. A second violation (first penalty), will be a $500 fine. The third violation will be a $1,000 fine and a loss of postseason awards. the fourth violation will be a $1,000 fine and will be addressed at the discretion of the Council.

Reporting Results- In order for schools to be eligible for ratings, results from contestes must be reported to the NAIA Scoreboard within 24 hours of the completion of the contest.


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Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 15th, 2019

Champions of Character Individual Award - May 3rd, 2019

All-American Awards 

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2019

A full list of the NAIA National Awards can be found on the Forms Page

Open Dates is a free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete in the regular season


President: Brandon Miller, Keiser University
1st Vice President: Ben Rickett, Dalton State College
2nd Vice President: Clayton Sikorski, Ottawa University-Arizona
Secretary: Carl Miller, University of the Southwest
Past President: Tom Harp, Wayland Baptist University
NAC Liaison: Meg Schebler, Association of Independent Institutions 

GCAA National Convention - December 2-5, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV
NAIA-GCA Business Meetings - December 4, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV


5-Year Calendar  |  National Awards & Forms | Qualification Plan

Coaches Manual (August 2018)
Includes Important Dates, NAIA-MGCA Officers and Committees, Golf Hard Card, All-American Nomination Form and Results, NAIA-MGCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-MGCA Constitution and Bylaws, Ratings Manual

2018-19 Men's Golf Hard Card  

National Office Event Manager:  Bryton Curtis


Weekly ratings will be posted online by 5:00pm (central) on Tuesdays. Ratings include games played Monday through Sunday.

The 2018-2019 ratings dates are:

Preseason - Aug. 24 (Friday)
Rating #1 - Oct. 12
Rating #2 - Nov. 9
Rating #3 - Mar. 8
Rating #4 - Mar. 22
Rating #5 - Apr. 5
Final Rating - May 9 (Thursday)
Postseason - May 31

National Player of the Week nominations are due on Tuesdays by noon (central). Nominations must be submitted by the conference/independenct SID/contact and filled out completely in SIDHelp 


Potential Qualifier Packet Potential qualifier information is available four to six weeks prior to the championship.

Drug Testing: Consent Form | More Information


USGA Rules
All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards


 The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) is the premier coaches association for collegiate Men's Golf. 



Character-Driven Coaching Course — All new NAIA coaches must complete the course within the first 60 days from the effective date of employment.

Conduct in Competition Guide Procedures for all NAIA Contests  — This guide offers practical recommendations for home and visiting insititution review of their responsibilities before, during and after the game to meet the NAIA standards for behavior during all NAIA competition.

Open Dates — free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete their regular season.