The New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) is a non-profit organization, which was first organized in 1934 at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. With the exception of the World War II years of 1941-45, it has maintained both individual and team championships annually. For years, It was believed to be the largest gathering of collegiate players from NCAA Divisions I, II and III competing at the same location on a 36-hole layout. There were 36 teams between men and women that participated in the 2017 fall championship hosted at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Massachusetts on October 22-23. This location provides two par-72 golf courses and many volunteers to assist in numerous ways.
The NEIGA tournament receives national recognition. NCAA committees recognize this tournament as an important event in the selection of teams and individuals to be nominated for the NCAA national tournaments. The NEIGA receives support from the Massachusetts Golf Association who supplies officials to interpret rules and assist the rules committee.
The NEIGA presently has Cleveland Golf / Srixon as its “presenting” sponsor. A number of other companies participate in the Vendors Display and provide products to enhance and off-set the expense of running a premier tournament. Some of the current and past companies include: AloeUp, Ash City, Back Nine USA, Bridgestone Sports, Champ Spikes, Doubletree by Hilton, East Coast Trophy, Game Golf, Golf Pride, Heritage House Hotel, Holiday Inn, Irish Village, Lamkin Grips, ProQuip, Rife Putters, Sarkisian Sporting Goods, Sun Mountain Sports, Tournament Solutions.
The NEIGA is registered in the State of Connecticut as a non-profit business (I.D.#0233490) and is also registered with the Internal Revenue Service (Employee I.D.#06-1183931) under Section 501(c)(3) and is required to file a 990 form. NEIGA is also not considered a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a)(2). The current Executive Director is Michael Serijan with an office located at 5 John Joseph Road in Harwich, Massachusetts 02645.