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usga logo United States Golf Association

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as the national governing body of golf since its formation in 1894. It's a non-profit organization run by golfers for the benefit of golfers. The Association sponsors programs that benefit everyone who plays the game. These essential services affect all golfers, whether they are amateurs or professionals, public- or private-course players.
How does the USGA communicate with and provide services to millions of golfers across America? More than 130 men's and women's state and regional golf associations carry out substantial programs. The Association acts in cooperation with national, regional and local golf associations in areas of common interest.

South African Golf Association
International Golf Federation
randa logo The Royal and Ancient Golf Club
of St Andrews

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is the governing authority for the rules of the game in more than 100 affiliated nations and is responsible for the Open Championship and key amateur and international events. The R&A is also dedicated to the development of golf world-wide and is a leader in environmental and ecological research.

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Dedicated to Growing the Game
Founded in 1916, The PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world, comprised of more than 28,000 dedicated men and women promoting the game of golf to everyone, everywhere. pgatour logo
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The Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association is a membership based non-profit organization representing over 3,000 club professionals and tournament professionals across Canada. The Association was founded in 1911 which makes it the oldest professional golf association in North America.

ngf logo National Golf Foundation

The National Golf Foundation is the industry leader in providing relevant information and insights on the business of golf. We offer golf-business research, information and consulting services to companies and organizations world-wide, including our 6,000 member companies that enjoy added benefits and savings.


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International Golf Federation

(Formerly World Amateur Golf Council)

Mission Statement:
To encourage the International development of golf and to foster friendship and sportsmanship among the peoples of the world through the conduct biennially of Amateur Team Championships for the Eisenhower Trophy and the Espirito Santo Trophy.
Olympic Games:
To promote golf as an Olympic sport and to act as the Federation for golf in the Olympic Games.