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The United States Golf Association
The USGA is a non-profit organization that advances, serves and celebrates the game of golf.
Founded in 1894, the USGA conducts many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, governs the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future and curates the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts at the USGA Golf Museum and Library.
Our mission: Champion and advance the game of golf to ensure a thriving, welcoming and sustainable future.
The USGA Foundation serves as the member engagement and philanthropic giving program within the USGA. It secures resources to fulfill the USGA’s commitment to invest in programs and innovative solutions that best serve golf for all who love and play it. To support our mission, become a USGA Member and/or donate today.
Pathways to the Game
The USGA supports and enhances programs for all golfers to learn and experience the game.
The USGA researches solutions that enhance the golfer experience while ensuring the sustainability of golf courses.
We maintain the game’s remarkable history and guarantee that it continues to be shared and celebrated through the USGA Golf Museum and Library.
We facilitate programs that expose young people to careers in golf while welcoming a more diverse generation.
Become a USGA Member
The USGA Members Program serves as a meaningful way for players and fans to give back to the game that they love. Member support helps fund cutting-edge innovation and research; provide access to the game for beginners, juniors and golfers with disabilities; prepare and develop golf’s future leaders; celebrate and preserve the game’s history and traditions; and enables us to invest in programs that serve golf at the local, national and global levels.
Ways to Give
Philanthropic support is more important than ever as the USGA focuses on advancing the game. Your gift enables us to become more resilient in delivering a thriving, welcoming and sustainable game now and in the future. Help fund programs and initiatives essential to golf alongside a community of peers who share your interest in making a difference.
Impact on the Game
$2 billion annual economic benefit to U.S. golf courses through USGA-funded turfgrass and sustainability research.
$2 million annual investment in growing the game, including First Tee, LPGA*USGA Girls Golf and Drive, Chip and Putt.
The USGA Golf Museum and Library contains 80,000 catalogued artifacts, 100,000 library items, 750,000 photographs and 200,000 hours of footage.
Over 45,000 golfers compete in the USGA’s 15 championships, 10 of which are solely for amateurs.
USGA Golf Journal
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