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Started in the year 1916, the PGA is an organization of golf professionals that organize multiple professional golf tournaments, including the men’s PGA Championship, the women’s PGA Championship, Senior’s PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. This organization represents approximately 29,000 men and women members.
The Southern California Golf Association is a community of Southern California men and women golfers. This association lists its primary goal to increase the enjoyment of golfers that actively live the golf lifestyle or are just beginning the sport. The SCGA also actively supports the Southern California men and women golfers through their efforts.
A non-profit organization, the USGA exists to assist and further the sport of golf. The USGA organizes and conducts several of the biggest professional and amateur tournaments in the United States like U.S. Men’s and Women’s Open. They are also an organization that sets the rules for handicaps, playing equipment, amateurs and golf courses nationally.
The R&A is a governing body of golf for the international game of golf. They work with the USGA to create, publish and oversee rules that effect golfers in and outside of the United States. They cover the United States, Mexico and over 141 countries worldwide.
The LPGA is a professional golf association for female athletes. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, they are mostly known for organizing the LPGA tour, golf tournament created and designed for the top women golf professionals in the world. They also devote much of their efforts promoting women in the sport of golf.
The American Society of Golf Course Architects is an organization that concerns themselves with design, maintenance and environmental impacts on golf courses all over the world. They work with and share their research and knowledge with the golf industry to improve the future of the sport of golf.
The First Tee is an organization that teaches golf and life skills to underprivileged youth in America. Their outreach concept is to teach young students life skills through the game of golf. They are funded through contributions of major golf manufacturers and charitable organizations and can be found in over 20 US states and internationally.