Handicap System Benefits
The 2018 season marked our first as a Member Club of the Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). The most obvious change for Foxchase members was the introduction of the USGA's GHIN Handicap System, the most popular handicap computation service in the world. As most of you know, you can post scores to your GHIN record either here at the club's handicap posting computer, on GHIN.com or Gapgolf.org, or via the GAP Mobile App. But in addition to score posting, there are many other GAP Member Benefits that we wanted to make sure you take advantage of in 2019 and beyond.
Did you know that being a member of GAP enabled you to receive free subscriptions to Golf Digest and the GAP Magazine? All you have to do is register an account on Gapgolf.org and opt-in to receive those right to your mailbox.
BMW GAP Team Matches
In just a couple of months, Foxchase will participate for the first time in the BMW GAP Team Matches. The oldest interclub competition of its kind in the world, the GAP Team Matches were started with the launch of the Association in 1897. Foxchase's team will face off against a different club each week over a three-week period in April and May. Twelve players will play for Foxchase on a weekly basis, with six at home and six away. Matches are singles and fourball played concurrently. Teams that win their section after the three weeks of round robin play are moved up the following year until you reach the three highest levels, at which promotion is based on a challenge match held after the conclusion of the three-week regular season. This is a great way to promote camaraderie among team members and also to experience some of the other fantastic courses that are GAP members.
Events and Championships
GAP has events for all ages and skill levels for both men and women. From events like the Spring Net Championship to the Senior Four-Ball Championship all the way to the BMW Philadelphia Amateur, Foxchase members are eligible to play in all GAP events in which they meet the requirements. Click here to view the 2019 GAP schedule.
Member Play Days
Another great perk of GAP is access to Member Play Days, which are one-day net stableford events at premier private clubs in the region. Ever wanted to play a club you've never played before, one where you'd otherwise have to know a member who could invite you? Well you're in luck, because the GAP Member Play Days give you that opportunity. These events are in high demand and a lottery system is in place for registration, but check them out now to enter for your chance to play!
Whether you're looking to book a hotel for a future vacation or just check out a local sporting event with friends and family, your GAP membership has a variety of discounts to help you save on fun activities. Affinity Travel Benefits offers discounted access to hotels, theme parks, rental cars and more. GAP also offers member-discounted tickets to sports teams at both the major league (Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia Phillies) and minor league (Lancaster Barnstormers, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, among others) levels. Just login to your GAP Locker at Gapgolf.org to see current membership options.