Men's Golf Coaches Corner

In accordance with changes to the USGA Rules of Golf, Rule 14-1b, which prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke, will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

Summer Update 2015

Aug. 1, 2015

CC Recommendation: 7-0-0 as written; accepting the unaffiliated grouping requests: York in KCAC, Mount Mercy and Clark in The HEART. APPROVED

Motion: Permanently add the current USGA Groove Condition to the NAIA Men’s Golf Hard Card. APPROVED

New Motion: Preseason Poll moved to August to mirror women’s golf. APPROVED

Motion: NAIA Coaches Associations must have a quorum (at least 50% of eligible voters) in order for a sport motion to be heard by the National Administrative Council. All voting will be completed using an online process following the business meeting in order to ensure all head coaches have an opportunity to vote. Motions will still be presented and discussed at the Annual Business meeting. If desired, a “straw poll” can be taken by those present to determine if a motion will be opened for vote to the full coaches association. 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.


Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team Award - April 29

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 29

All-American Awards - May 2

Champions of Character Individual Award - April 27

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

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


National Office Event Manager:  Bryton Curtis


President: Tom Harp, Wayland Baptist University
1st Vice President: Chris Kraftick, University of Cumberlands   
2nd Vice President: AJ Broderick, Johnson and Wales University 
Secretary: Quincy Heard, Warner Pacific College
Past President: Chris Winklel, Grand View University
NAC Liaison: Rob Cashell, Cascade Collegiate Conference 

GCAA National Convention - December 12-14, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
NAIA-GCA Business Meetings - December 13, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV


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

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
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



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

The 2015-2016 ratings dates are:

Preseason - Aug. 18
Rating #1 - Aug. 28
Rating #2 - Nov. 6
Rating #3 - Mar. 11
Rating #4 - Mar. 25
Rating #5 - Apr. 8
Final Rating - May 12
Postseason - June 3

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 (General Info, Opening Round, Final Site.) 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.