Golf Queensland has selected St Lucia Golf Links and Victoria Park as the initial two pilot venues actively promoting and advertising the program.
Golf Queensland's Chief Executive Officer, Lindsay Ellis, said iGolf Queensland was an exciting program for casual golfers to be part of.
"There are over 115,000* casual golfers in Queensland who enjoy playing on a less frequent basis who would benefit greatly from becoming members of iGolf Queensland," Mr Ellis said.
"iGolf Queensland is designed to greatly strengthen the pathway from casual golfer to golf club membership.
"The program will provide members with an easy introduction to playing competitively and offers the opportunity of meeting other like-minded golf lovers through access and invitations to events and competitions.
"iGolf Queensland also gives members a chance to sample some of the privileges and benefits of golf club membership at a selection of great golf clubs in Queensland.
"iGolf Queensland was created to give keen casual golfers an easily accessible means of experiencing some of the benefits of golf club membership at a range of golf courses, so that they can make an informed decision when they are ready to join a golf club."
iGolf Queensland membership costs $150.00 for a 12 month period. Registration and payment will be on-line at "www.igolfqld.com.au":http://www.igolfqld.com.au/.
The membership offers a special welcome pack which includes a dozen Srixon golf balls, copies of the "Tee it up" publication, "Rules of Golf Book" and "Quick Guide to the Rules of Golf", plus a personal insurance program and the opportunity to gain an official Golf Australia Handicap.
Mr Ellis said once the iGolf Queensland program was established, the next phase was to provide all Queensland golf clubs with the opportunity to engage with this group.
"This will be done through clubs providing opportunities for iGolf Queensland members to play in club open competitions and promoting their membership offerings via the iGolf Queensland website."
It is important to note that individual members cannot be a member of iGolf Queensland if they have been a member of an affiliated golf club and have held a valid Golf Australia Handicap within the last two years. Individuals must also be over the age of 18 years to apply for an iGolf Queensland membership.
To learn more about iGolf Queensland and to register as a member, go to "www.igolfqld.com.au":http://www.igolfqld.com.au/.
*data sourced from the 2011 National Golf Census