The grass is always green on the golf course. With the season of tee and putt upon us or to descend anytime soon, you can only imagine the fresh scent of grass and the warm sunshine as you swing your club.
How are you practicing your skills? Maybe you need to take up your club and bond with fellow lovers of the sport in your local course or club. Finding this golf-loving group shouldn’t be a problem as far as this roundup is concerned.
You will quickly see 70+ local, state, regional, or national golfing associations that are worth your ambition to become a pro or play to your heart’s content. These organizations are as accessible as their websites with functionalities that allow you to sign up for events or membership online.
This website is the online domain of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA of America), which consists of club professionals and controls two major golf events, the Ryder Cup and the PGA Championship. The site is a leaderboard itself, offering an array of information about news, events, destinations, tutorials, equipment reviews, and videos that appeal to professional golfers and lovers of the sport. You simply can’t miss how the pros are faring in various golf tournaments through the overall leaderboards.
What does a businesswoman like you have to do with golf? You can sign up online for the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Chicks with Sticks, an annual event for women golfers of all skill levels. The website offers a schedule of events and conferences where you can meet and network with female entrepreneurs in the US and abroad. You can also jump into the partnerships page for its corporate linkages or read motivational blog posts for today’s entrepreneurial women.
As seen on this website, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf makes a point that age is not a barrier to get into the sport and live an active lifestyle. Indeed, girls between six and seventeen years old can become part of the national junior golf program. The site is replete with information, including a list of local golf sites where girls can enroll and relevant events and camps. Girlsgolf.org links to LPGA.com for instruction on golf clinics, tips, and more.
The First Tee’s name says it all, embodying an advocacy program where young people learn golf and essential life skills. Through this site, you can look up a local golf course, elementary school, or youth center that is affiliated with the organization. You can pick up details on what the organization does through its relevant golf programs. Whether you are a parent, volunteer, donor, or the target participant, browse for relevant information here.
If you are residing in or visiting Hyde Park-Kenwood, Chicago, you will find useful information about living arrangements, schools, and parks on this site. For instance, Jackson Park has a long history of golf. The Jackson Park Golf Course was built as early as 1899 and remains in use until now.
If you drop by the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado’s website, you will find yourself exploring the many stages of a young person’s journey in the sport. It guides not only participants (who can be children, teens, or young adults) but their parents as well about development programs and career pathways. This site also connects its readers to schedules of current tournaments.
Based in East Canton, Ohio, Clearview Golf Club was built in 1946. This 18-hole golf course has leagues for gentlemen, women, and couples. Learn about the club’s workshops and programs for young girls, such as the local LPGA-USGA Girls Golf chapter, and for male military veterans with the PGA HOPE program. During golf season, you can play mornings or afternoons on weekdays per the Clearview Golf Club’s schedule.
The Midnight Golf Program is an after-school initiative for high school students transitioning into college and career. As the website narrates, MGP has come a long way from teaching golf skills to 17 students to 250 students who meet for golf and more. You can read inspiring stories from parents and alumni of the program online. If you’re interested in helping via the charity golf outing or becoming a mentor, contact the organization.
Are you in the Carlsbad, Gardena, or the Los Angeles area? You may be able to join the local chapter of the Southern California Mexican-American Golf Association.
As a member, you can play in tournaments sponsored by the organization and posted on the website. You will also learn about the local member clubs, board members, champions, and tournament results. To obtain the details on each local chapter, check the membership section.
The award-winning United Black Golfers Association Inc. welcomes every golfer to join the group. Per the website, its annual golf classic tournament is for the benefit of high school seniors admitted to college. If you want to access what you need to know about the association, you can check the membership form, schedule of monthly meetings, and the year in review.
This website makes things easier for you when you are looking for African American golfing associations and related information about pro players and the sport. Through Black Golf Club’s search functionality, you can filter the club by state or scan through the master list. Each club listing has an address, site, email, and any other pertinent contact details. You can also check upcoming golf tournaments.
Do you want your club to join the Southern Association of Amateur Golfers? Are you planning to join one of its member clubs? Find the answers on this website. It contains links to the local clubs, where you can register for events online. Going back to the main site, you may still be able to register for tournaments this golf season (the club’s season ends in September).
PGA Works promotes cultural diversity and inclusion. One prime example is the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship, a.k.a. PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, that combines sport and development for individuals and teams.
Check the website to find out if you or your group is eligible to join the golf tournament. You can complete and submit the registration form online. Don’t forget to read PGA Works’ rules and regulations about bringing golf cars at the event.
Women golfers in the Washington metropolitan area can look into the Wake-Robin Golf Club of Washington, DC. This association of African American women golfers takes pride in its long history, being the oldest club of its designation in the US.
You can read more about its history, scholarship, and service to the community online. The website offers details on how to sign up, sponsor, or donate for the Helen Webb Harris Tournament.
Florida-based Women of Color Golf promotes recreational golf, organizes golf clinics, and builds communities. The organization regularly posts about its upcoming golf clinics and events. Some of these events are exclusive for members. Contact the club for more information on when it will accept new members and how to get accepted or ways guests can participate in the club’s workshops.
From one ladies’ golfing club to another, the Women’s Golf Association of Baltimore is an organization of close to 20 local clubs in Maryland. Catch up on tee times and events at the website. Moreover, you may be eligible to join WGA whose one criterion for membership is a full-standing member status with one of its affiliated clubs.
What started as a love for golf became so much for Par Four Golf Club that has spawned a separate charity organization. The Pensacola, Florida–based club provides updates on its or Par Four Charities’ golf tournaments through its online portal. You can also download its membership application form and other pamphlets from the website.
Harold Dunovant pays tribute to African Americans and all other luminaries of the sport through the National Black Golf Hall of Fame. You can look up these hall-of-fame members or inductees by the period on the site. Moreover, you can read about associate membership, where you can support the organization’s work of celebrating African American players’ role in golf history.
The Kansas City Swingers Golf Association plays host to competitive games and charitable tournaments. When you visit the site, you come across to two important events, the Al Mosley Scholarship Tournament and the Fall Classic. The first event promotes and supports the active involvement of the youth in the game. The second event is held every year with details you can ask the organization directly.
Who’s up for the social and competitive aspects of playing golf? The Pitch & Putt Golf Club of Baltimore has organized events for the benefit of scholars and love for the sport. If you intend to join the club, read the online guide on membership, club play, and active participation in tournaments. You can also find relevant information on the club’s current project to erect a stone memorial honoring its close ties with Carroll Park Golf Course.
Here is an online site that explores the opportunities for golf as a business and a career on and off the course. Golf. My Future. My Game offers programs, initiatives, and events toward this end. You can refer to its schedule of events for clinics and tournaments posted online. And drop by the organization’s blog for inspiring stories from golf heroes.
You can immerse yourself in golf in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the Broward Ebony Golf Association Inc. is based. Meet golfing enthusiasts over tee times, and embark in golf travels with your peers. You can join the club through this site, look up tournaments, and reserve slots for plays on Sundays.
The Jimmy Garvin Legacy Foundation believes in helping junior golfers get through golf and life. Learn about the founder who co-owns the Marlton Golf Club in Maryland and has written his memoir. Check the website for any events or tournaments you can participate in. You can also come across inspiring stories of scholars or honorees of the foundation.
If you visit this site, you will learn about Pro-Duffers USA Inc., a national organization dedicated to golf and community service. First off, you get introduced to the golfing association, its local chapters, activities, events, and officers. It offers general golfing tips and a portal exclusively for members where they get official communications and news. You can inquire about membership and other information online.
Golf women mean business and rightfully so. The organization is straightforward in its membership and benefit plans online. You can also register for events that vary, from webinars to actual golf training. And like other golfing associations covered by this roundup, Golf Women Mean Business is engaged in charities such as fund-raising games and related events. Men are welcome to join the club, by the way.
Based on its website, Les Birdies Golf Club carries on with its original mission to get girls to play golf through its active support of local organizations in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, where the organization is based. You can read its membership guidelines and procedures and fill out the required form, as uploaded on the website.
Leisure Hour Golf Club has everything going for everyone, including programs for ladies and junior golfers in the Portland area. Guests may join tee times on the golf course throughout the year; check the virtual calendar of activities, or contact the organization directly. Those who want to take a step further can check the online portal to learn about membership benefits, bylaws, and related forms.
Parents and participants can look forward to a busy year at the Mexican Junior Golf Association. If you look at its tournaments section, you can see the various tournaments that are open for application or registration online. The relevant section also has a language option for speakers of English, German, and other languages to navigate MJGA’s tournament system better.
Golfers and nongolfers come together at Sisters across America, which mentors young women to become professional players. Based on the site, you can consider two ways to join: (1) as a mentee with its eligibility requirements or (2) as a member who has the opportunity to help mentees of the organization. Swing by “Events” to catch up on the club’s monthly or by-invitation golfing events.
The youth, between eight and 17 years old, are at the center of the Minority Golf Association of America with clinics for the introduction and development of skills related to the sport and life in general. The PGA Tour/USA Youth golf clinics commenced in 2003, with a host of training sessions conducted by the PGA of America, the First Tee, and MGAA the following year.
The Lady Drivers Golf Club does not discriminate against players of different skills with its regular and competitive plays. This Mississippi-based organization is actively involved in community service as shown on its mission statement and activities posted online. If you share the love for golf and its other goals, apply to become a member on the website.
Bogey Boyz aims to band with like-minded individuals who want to create opportunities from golf, create a nationwide golf organization with state chapters. Visit the website for any upcoming mancation opportunities, retreats for couples, and mentoring tournaments for the kids. For updated information or schedule, contact the organization via mail or email.
Youth on Course is all about access. Youth ages 6 to 18 who join Youth on Course can play golf for $5 or less at more than 1,100 courses throughout North America. Youth on Course also provides access to job opportunities through its intern and caddie programs and access to education by awarding $250k in college scholarships annually.
Women golfers learn or develop the skills at LPGA Amateur Golf Association, which is present in 100+ cities. Jump in quick to this online resource about regional or national championships and tournaments that you may be eligible to participate. You can start at the local chapter that you can open from the interactive map, including links and information on how to become a member.
Hispanic professionals based in the US converge and converse at this online community. It is where members of the community post about jobs, events, and interests, including golf. One such group is the Latino Golf Association that is based in Southern California. You can sign up to become a member or join its events online.
The Latina Golfers Association aims to encourage women’s participation in the sport through golf clinics, outings, and related activities for their personal and professional development. Book for a mother-daughter golf bonding, a junior golf class, or a golf and spa vacation, and many more activities on the website. Get inspired by fellow members’ stories about their journey as beginners or intermediate players.
The National Pan American Golf Association aims for everyone to be on the same page with tournaments, meetings, and announcements through its official site. You can look up past events’ results and future fund-raising activities, as applicable. Members have an online portal, and if you want to gain access to this portal and the chance to play with others, contact the organization today.
The Orlando Minority Golf Association goes by the mission of transforming the youth’s lives through sports. You may visit the website from time to time for upcoming events, plays, or clinics, as applicable.
Are you between 7 and 18 years of age, or do you know anyone within the same age-group? You may be eligible for golf camps and other training courses sponsored by the Darby Foundation. Moreover, you can help support the organization’s mission to introduce science and technology to the youth in underserved communities. You can find the foundation’s contact information on this site.
This online site is dedicated to the Washington, DC, chapter of Pro-Duffers, a golf club that started in the fifties and was mentioned earlier in this roundup. You can check tournament photos, competition results, and financial reports on the website, as well as events of or updates on the founding chapter of Pro-Duffers.
NNGA, or the National Negro Golf Association, has updated its online calendar of activities, which include national tournaments as well as those hosted by local chapters. Get to know the organization’s rich history, its officers, founders, and accolades. You can also check with your local club and how you can be a member.
What’s in it for your club to join other Florida-based groups that are members of the greater Sunshine State Amateur Golfers Association? You can explore the website, which covers the roots of the organization and its current activities. Indeed, look into the statewide tournament, which includes fund-raising games with a schedule posted online.
If you’re looking for a golf instructor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, consider Gladys Lee, who is an LPGA class A teacher. You can review her credentials (e.g., experience, accolades, and certifications) on her official site. Check her “Lessons” page for rates per individual (adults and juniors) or by the group. You can sign up online for her golf lessons.
This website tells you the requirements, tournaments, and outings you can join as a member of the Chicago Women’s Golf Club (CWGC). Access the club’s history, leadership, and advocacy, or read the year in review, as written and told by the club president. You may be interested in joining or helping the Bob-O-Links Junior Golf Club, an organization sponsored by the CWGC for individuals aged 8 to 17 years old.
TireTown Golf Club, located in Akron, Ohio, welcomes you to a year of games whose schedules are up on the website. You can also look into the results of the previous year’s club championship. The site also mentions the perks of becoming a member of the club; see if it’s right up your alley.
McAdams Golf Club offers camaraderie among members and everyone who joins its annual golf classic tournaments. Take a virtual tour around its event schedule, which includes sponsorship opportunities for the benefit of its junior golf program and scholarship fund. You may contact the organization for upcoming events or swing by in Wichita, Kansas; the address and phone numbers are found on the website.
Mile Hi Golf Club of Colorado makes it easy to register or renew membership through its site. Members or guests can sign up for the club’s slated events, which are usually held between May and August and with a championship in September. Let the games take you to Denver and its neighboring cities. Review the membership terms at the website.
If golf holidays and matches within and outside your club appeal to you, you may want to check Pittsburgh Duffers Golf Club. Existing members, for instance, can sign up for courses and mystery trips this year. Get to know the people behind the club, and if you want to join them, fill out an online form.
Get the latest news and updates on Sistas on the Links, a women’s golf club based in Point Richmond, California. Learn about SOTL’s annual golf tournament for the benefit of the sponsored junior golfers. The organization also supports a local First Tee chapter and posts general golfing tips for everyone. Feel free to look around its online collection of tournament photos.
The greens greet you when you visit the San Jose Mexican American Golf Association’s website. The local chapter hosts monthly tournaments and championships whose dates and fees are on the online bulletin. You can contact the tournament director or the club itself for more information on membership. Moreover, connect to other MAGA chapters, regional and national associations, and big media organizations for golf news and coverage through this website.
Meet Ted Rhodes, who paved the way for African American golfers like Tiger Woods to be accepted into the sport and gain recognition for their talent and artistry. You can read more about the founder and his contribution, which has been recognized by the PGA of America, on the website. The website contains contact information for those interested to donate or support young people’s advancement in the sport.
Per the website, the Western States Golf Association is a regional sports bloc with some of its member clubs covered in this roundup. You can contact local clubs for membership or information on how to join events or games they sponsored. For now, the WSGA has posted the tournaments you can look forward to in the current golf season.
A quick look at the Idaho Golf Association’s website tells you that May through October is filled with championships across varying skill levels and groups. There are also qualifying games for the US Golf Association (USGA). The organization also has a long list of clubs that allow or admit new members online; there’s a renewal option for members with existing GHN. Individuals 18 and below may enlist as junior members in their home club.
Check out the New England chapter of National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)’s lineup of events that may benefit you as an operator or owner of a golf course. For players, consider the Golden Passport, which serves as your ticket to playing in 45 courses in the region, as noted on the website. You may request information about membership and other questions via the website.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of New England traces its roots to turf maintenance and now dabbles into various activities, including organizing competitions. It has Bear Cup, an annual event of friendly golf games and an opener to the season’s meetings. As the posted list of membership shows, students, retirees, and others can join the organization apart from the golf course superintendents.
The Club Management Association of America–New England Chapter provides professional development and network opportunities for people engaged in managing golf membership clubs. Professionals can sign up for workshops and certification courses, while students in the culinary and related fields have their respective chapters. Access more information about this professional association, including its membership form, on this site.
The New England Senior Golfers’ Association, based in Marston Mills, Massachusetts, boasts a storied and long history where folks at least 50 years old can sign up and meet fellows in golf matches throughout the region. You can read about membership eligibility on the website, which relays details about tournaments and events that members and guests can look forward to in the coming days or months.
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of Cape Cod promotes turf maintenance and management to the members and their children by way of scholarships. As noted on its website, the organization supports research and studies of turfgrass and donates to local community works. The organization has synergies with local chapters of the association, whereby members can join meetings and tournaments.
Are you eligible to become a member of the Bay State Seniors Golf Association? The website tells the club’s story and matches with players from neighboring states of New England. You can also find useful insights from members about golf. Notably, the membership is by invitation only as vetted by existing members of good standing. You can fill out a request form online for more details.
The New England Intercollegiate Golf Association brings together players from NCAA colleges and universities, as well as golf clubs based in the six states of the region. Get yourself acquainted with the all–New England teams in various golf divisions and how they have drawn a massive gathering of collegiate athletes to the association’s annual championships. To find out about a group or player’s performance in previous tournaments, drop by the rankings and results section.
The New England Golf Association calls on amateur players to register online for its annual tournaments. Participants need to be affiliated with a home club (Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts). You can find past champions on the website, as well as important announcements and linkages to the member state clubs.
The Northeast Accessible Golf Association is advocating golf for all. Explore the website for an inspiring tale about its founder, as well as programs that encourage the participation of veterans, children with autism, and people with diverse needs and challenges in the sport. Indeed, you can volunteer, donate golfing equipment, or sponsor a sports clinic for the beneficiaries. Email or call the organization to help.
The New England section of the Professional Golfers’ Association is home to more than 1,100 PGA class A professionals and associates in five states. You can access the association’s official communications and newsletters, curriculum under the NEPGA University, and job opportunities in the golf industry. Of course, you can’t miss the qualifiers and championships with leaderboards and winners.
The Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) New England is geared toward veterans and military service personnel wounded in combat or connected with service. You can read up on the specific programs and events, including golf trips and clinics on the website. You may either have to be a member or a participant where the former involves signing up with affiliate clubs in the member states of New England.
Are you in Connecticut? Try joining CSGA (Connecticut State Golf Association) and unlock benefits and perks, including the USGA Handicap Index, per the website. You can file your membership application online, as well as to other clubs affiliated with the CSGA, such as the Green-Grass Club, and the program catering to students aged 18 and below.
Catch up on the latest news on the Maine State Golf Association. You may still have time to register for the MSGA championship tournaments, which are laid out on the website. You can join the association through your golf club in Maine. Aside from actively playing, you may be interested in volunteering at events and support the scholarship fund.
Ideally, you have attended the New Hampshire Golf Association rules of golf clinic before you sign up for competitions and one-day events this golf season. Check online to find out which games are open for registration and for how much. You can also look into tournaments held by USGA and NEGA. Check the website regularly to get more details about the organization’s future events.
A membership with a member club of the Rhode Island Golf Association may qualify you for the state association’s competitive and friendly matches. Indeed, the tournaments are varied and far-reaching with qualifiers for state and USGA tournaments. Check the website to see if you are allowed to register online as a new member and a participant of the relevant sporting event.
The Vermont Golf Association invites you to participate in its events with instructions posted online. Consult the state golf association’s tournament calendar for the registration dates and fees. You can also get to know the association’s member clubs throughout the state. Each club is accessible from the VTGA website, offering information about golf range, league, and schedule for plays.
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These golf associations, groups, or organizations that welcome every segment of society across age, gender, race, or status are proof that golf is not a sport that’s only for the rich people. Playing it can give hope, as the recent success of Tiger Woods will show.
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