United States Golf Association
Since its formation in 1894, the United States Golf Association (USGA) has served as the national governing body of golf with a working jurisdiction that comprises the United States, its territories, and Mexico. Headquartered in Far Hills, N.J., the USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships, and several international competitions. Together with the R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings.
The USGA is a recognized global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices, while the USGA Course Rating® and USGA Handicap® systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries. Additionally, the USGA serves as a primary steward for the game’s history through the USGA Museum and Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program.
To find out more about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.
Inspired by its founders, Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, the Masters Tournament has embraced its obligation and seized opportunities to promote the game since the Tournament’s inception in 1934. The efforts of the Masters on behalf of the game of golf are aimed to preserve its integrity, celebrate sportsmanship, applaud champions, positively affect people in need through philanthropy, and give all that is possible back to the game. The Masters is focused on providing stewardship for the game, especially for amateur players and youth around the world.
For more information, visit www.masters.com.
The PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
For more information, visit www.pga.com/pga-america.