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Men's Golf Coaches Corner

2017 Summer Update

August 28 1, 2017


Motion: To move the conference rankings and the national ballots back one (1) day. This would put the conference rankings on Wednesday and the national ballots on Thursday. DENIED

Motion: To align the NAIA Men’s Golf Hard Card with the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA) Hard Card. APPROVED.

Motion: To have the NAIA award “Women’s Golf Player of the Year” at the end of the season. Include a Men’s Player of the Year Award for 2018. APPROVED.

NAC Motion: Drug Testing
The NAC formally approved the policy manual for NAIA Drug Testing, which will begin in 2017-18. The Drug Education & Testing Committee has been working to develop the manual over the past several years. 

Notable Motions for Women's Golf

Women's Golf Motion: Increase the Women’s Golf travel party to 9. APPROVED. 

Women's Golf Motion: Move the cut for the National Tournament to 36 holes instead of current 54 holes. APPROVED.

Women's Golf Motion: Create one week of separation between the Men's and Women's Golf National Tournaments. TABLED.  

 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.



Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - April 27th, 2018

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 15th, 2018

All-American Awards 

Champions of Character Individual Award - April 27th, 2018

Scholar Team Award - June 29, 2018

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: AJ Broderick, Johnson and Wales University 
1st Vice President: Quincy Heard, Warner Pacific College
2nd Vice President: Brandon Miller, Keiser University
Secretary: Ben Rickett, Dalton State College
Past President: Tom Harp, Wayland Baptist University
NAC Liaison: Meg Schebler, Association of Independent Institutions 

GCAA National Convention - December 11-14, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV
NAIA-GCA Business Meetings - December 13, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV


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

Coaches Manual (August 2017)
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

2017-18 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 2017-2018 ratings dates are:

Preseason - Aug. 25 (Friday)
Rating #1 - Sep. 29
Rating #2 - Nov. 3
Rating #3 - Mar. 9
Rating #4 - Mar. 23
Rating #5 - Apr. 6
Final Rating - May 3 (Thursday)
Postseason - May 25

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.


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.