This article is from the Golf FAQ, by marcelo@nntpserver.Princeton.EDU (Marcelo A. Gallardo) with numerous contributions by others.
Joining the USGA, a non-profit organization, costs $25 per year (may
be tax deductible). You get a current rule book, nine issues of Golf
Journal, with special issues for the US and Senior Open, as well as
their catalog of golf goodies and a bag tag.
The money helps support the USGA which sponsors various amateur
tournaments, administers the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment tests,
does turf research and much more.
Visit the USGA's WWW Site:
P.O. Box 708
Far Hills, NJ 07931-0708
1 (800) 345-GOLF