Women'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

Coaches Motion: To change the timing of the NAIA Golf Coaches’ Preseason Poll from November to the preseason in
New Motion: To add a ranking in November. APPROVED

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

Motion: We end the current All-American nominating process with the online forms that require all tournament information and replace it with just the player information sheet. The coach would still need to nominate the player. The player tournament information would be provided by GOLFSTAT to the All-American Committee. 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 20

Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - April 20

All-American Awards - May 12

Champions of Character Individual Award -

Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2016

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


National Office Event Manager: Justin Glenn 


President: Brett Cope, Marian University
1st Vice President: Marty McCauley, Oklahoma City
2nd Vice President: Chris McDonald, British Columbia
Secretary: Shelly Liddick, Bellevue
Past President: Amanda Workman, SCAD Savannah 
NAC Liaison: Mark Pope, The Sun Conference

GCAA National Convention - December 7-9, 2015 - Las Vegas, NV
NAIA-GCA Business Meeting - May 15, 2016 - Pooler, GA


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

Coaches Manual (August 2015)
Includes Important Dates, Postseason Competition, Postseason Rosters, Reporting Results & Statistics, NAIA-GCA Standing Committees, Golf Rating Manual, Leadership Responsibilities, In-Game Statistics Worksheet, Statistics Summary, NAIA-GCA Business Meeting Minutes, NAIA-GCA Constitution, National Championship Bracket


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. 28
Rating #1 - Nov. 6
Rating #2 - Mar. 11
Rating #3 - Mar. 25
Rating #4 - Apr. 8
Final Rating - May 5
Postseason - June 7

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 National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) is the premier coaches association for collegiate Women's Golf with more than 400 members throughout the NAIA and NCAA Divisions I-III. 


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.