Golf Associations and Clubs
American Junior Golf Association
The American Junior Golf Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. Since 1978, the American Junior Golf Association has been devoted to conducting national junior golf tournaments at the highest level of junior golf. In 2014, the AJGA will conduct approximately 109 tournaments for young players, ages 12-18. At each event, the AJGA seeks to live up to its mission statement by providing a first-class venue, professional staff and a safe environment. The AJGA requires its golfers to adhere to a Code of Conduct and the AJGA Pace of Play policy.
Golf Canada – a member-based organization – is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing more than 322,000 members at 1,500 clubs across the country. Golf Canada is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the game of golf in Canada. Actively conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, National Golf in Schools, Golf Fore the Cure, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the Canadian Women’s Tour and CN Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program, are only some of the initiatives the association delivers in conjunction with the provincial and other national golf associations. As the authority for golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf, amateur status, handicapping and course rating.
Golf Victoria The Social Golf Network
The Social Golf Network has been introduced to allow players with or without a handicap the opportunity to experience playing 9 or 18 hole events. Golf Victoria conducts events throughout the year across Melbourne and neighboring country area and also in conjunction with the RACV Golf Program. Membership is open to Women, Men and Juniors. Handicaps are not required to participate in Network events. However, Australian handicaps can be obtained via affiliated club membership or by joining approved programs (e.g. RACV golf program). Golf Victoria can assist players in accessing relevant information.
International Clubmakers Guild
Founded October 2008, the International Clubmakers Guild (ICG) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization designed to service golf clubmakers, club fitters, club repairmen, PGA Professionals, swing teachers, suppliers, equipment designers, engineers and scientists from every aspect of the golf industry. Whether you're a professional club maker, club fitter, hobbyist or just interested in learning more about building golf clubs and golf club fitting - the ICG welcomes you. The ICG is 100% independent, member-owned and operated. Our members determine the benefits, programs and deliverables.
Ladies Professional Golf Association
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women's professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women's professional sports organization in the world today. The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women's programs; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation.
Get golf information, golf tournament updates and golf news from the official site of the PGA of America. The PGA of America is the world's largest sports organization, comprised of 27,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in teaching and growing the game. Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by conducting premier spectator events – PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and PGA Grand Slam of Golf – as well as significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.
The English Golf Union
The English Golf Union merged with the English Women's Golf Association on 1st January 2012 to form England Golf, the governing body for all amateur golf in England. England Golf is one of the largest sports governing bodies in England looking after the interests of over 1,900 golf clubs and 770,000 men and women club members. Responsible for the training of the country’s top amateur golfers, England Golf also organizes all the major English amateur championships. England Golf works to actively encourage new golfers and increase the continued interest and participation in golf through its golf development initiative ‘Get into Golf’. England Golf also maintains a uniform system of handicapping, administering and applying the Rules approved by the Council of National Golf Unions.
United States Golf Association
The ruling body of golf in the US. The backbone of the USGA is its 8,500 member clubs, courses and qualified training facilities, as well as the more recently established “golf clubs without real estate.” Together, they proudly uphold the traditions of the game and the USGA. The USGA is an organization of 8,500 clubs, courses and qualified practice facilities serving all golfers as the national governing body for the game. A USGA club membership supports the work of the USGA and provides information and materials to enhance your golf program.