Some of the well-known associations in golf may be the most noteworthy businesses of them all – in terms of making money, growing the game and influencing the industry.
There certainly aren’t many organizations with more clout in the sport than the professional tours, which make millions of dollars from corporate sponsorships and television deals while also activating player-development and charitable initiatives. Other noteworthy trade associations in this category provide vital education, information and advocacy to their nationwide, and often global, membership.
The First Tee, meanwhile, is more than a player development program; it’s more about providing youth with educational programs that build character, instill life lessons and promote healthy choices – all through the game of golf.
Another diverse bunch, there are seven associations in the NGF GOLF 100.
The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) is regarded as one of the premier junior golf associations in the world — a nonprofit organization that’s dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.View Company
The ASGCA is comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout North America, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering professionalism, supporting golf design excellence, helping grow the game, and expanding opportunities to help association members better serve their clients.View Company
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management, providing information and education to owners and operators, while also serving as an advocate for their best interests.View Company