The Haskins Award has been a prestigious accolade recognizing the best male collegiate players for over 40 years. Annika Sorenstam was thrilled to work with the Haskins Commission to create The ANNIKA Award to similarly honor the best collegiate female golfers. College golf meant a lot to her – it really helped get her career going in the right direction.
The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf.
AmateurGolf.com devotes their entire website to the 99.7% of golfers who aren’t pros. Our content is geared towards players who are serious about taking their game to a competitive level, whether that means winning the 4th flight of the Club Championship, or qualifying for the US Amateur. At its core, our site provides the world’s most comprehensive golf tournament database, and we provide tournaments large and small with a highly effective way to publicize and promote their events, free of charge.
The Chicago District Golf Association (CDGA) is a non-profit association of member clubs and individual golfers in Illinois and parts of Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. With more than 80,000 member golfers at more than 400 member clubs, the CDGA is one of the largest and oldest golf associations in the United States. Founded on March 18, 1914, the CDGA was established to promote amateur golf in the Midwest.
Whether you are just learning to play, improving and learning new skills, or are already an accomplished golfer, EWGA is THE Golf Community for you! Think of EWGA as having a women’s golf membership without geographic boundaries. They are women with a passion for golf who come together to connect, learn and play the game of golf for business and for fun!
With EWGA Chapters located in more than 100 major cities in the United States and international locations including Bermuda, Canada and Italy, EWGA hosts thousands of golf, social and networking opportunities annually as well as offering EWGA members the opportunity to participate in major national competitions and events.
EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA TOUR affiliated company, produces industry-leading software and services to power the operations and marketing needs of the golf industry. Founded in 2015 by the PGA TOUR and EZLinks Golf, Inc., EZLinks Golf LLC software and service suite is tailored for golf and includes: tee sheet, point of sale, 24/7 reservation center, online booking engines, marketing services, 24/7 support and TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR – an online tee time marketplace connecting millions of golfers with tee times at golf courses worldwide.
The Golf Association of Michigan, founded in 1919, is the governing body for amateur golf in the state. As a not-for-profit organization, our purpose is to represent, promote, preserve, and serve the best interests of the game. The GAM provides membership to more than 60,000 golfers and more than 400 golf courses; conducts 19 amateur championships; and oversees 14 USGA qualifying events. The GAM also hosts several one-day golf events called GAM Golf Days that allow GAM members to play in a less-competitive setting than a traditional tournament.
Golf Channel launched on January 17, 1995, as the first single-sport cable network in the United States by golf icon Arnold Palmer and cable entrepreneur Joe Gibbs. Since then, the network has expanded its global reach and is now available in more than 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world. Golf Channel connects the world to golf through a wide array of digital and lifestyle offerings by increasing GolfershipTM or – connecting fans and viewers to the game – through nearly 383 million touch points in 2015 across various platforms including: facilitating online tee times through GolfNow, the world’s largest online tee time reservation platform and golf course technology partner; GolfChannel.com, which delivers unmatched coverage of the world of golf; Golf Live Extra and NBC Sports Live Extra, the 24/7 live streaming options for Golf Channel programming; Golf Channel Mobile, a comprehensive app featuring golf’s latest headlines, scores and analysis; GolfAdvisor.com, the world’s largest golf course ratings and reviews resource for golfers, by golfers; Golf Channel Academy, a North American network of instructional facilities, and Golf Channel Amateur Tour, the world’s largest amateur golf tour.
Golfstat was a program written in 1984 by Mark Laesch to keep his own golf statistics. A friend of his suggested that Illinois State University might be interested in keeping statistics for their players the same way he was (positive & negative statistics). They used the service and liked it. During the first year, he charged them 25 cents a round.
The next year, Mark sent out about 100 letters to other schools, but I only got one other school to sign up. However, that school was Oklahoma State, and when they won the National Championship a couple of years later, Golfstat was off and running in the statistics business and have proceeded to grow from that point.
GolfWeather.com, launched in 2009, delivers up to date, detailed weather forecasts pinpointed to your golf course. As a golfer, you will be able to see a full 7-day detailed forecast broken down into 3 hourly reports for your chosen Golf Course. What makes GolfWeather.com unique is that they crunch their weather data for the exact Longitudinal/Latitudinal location of each course. GolfWeather is a FREE service to all users, and their mission is to integrate every course on the planet into their system. They already have over 38,000 golfing locations within their forecast system which includes every country in the world.
Established in 1995, the purpose of the Tour is to provide amateurs of all ages, sexes, and handicaps the opportunity to compete in stroke-play golf tournaments on a regular basis in their local area. The Tour concludes with a National Tour Championship in which top players in each flight test their skills against other amateurs from around the country. Through this competition, the Golfweek Tour promotes the sport of golf by providing an atmosphere of friendly, fair, and well managed competition for amateur golfers in the pursuit of excellence.
The Golfweek Junior Tour aims to provide junior golfers with a regular competitive tournaments conducted in a professional manner at high quality venues across the United States. Our goal is to conduct junior events which garner high visibility and national exposure through the various media outlets provided by Golfweek. The Golfweek Junior Tour strives to bring tournaments to players of different regions so as to allow them to participate in many events which are of close proximity yet still part of the national tour. The Golfweek Junior Tour also aims to provide players with events that are ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek and the American Junior Golf Association.
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Founded on January 25, 1968 in New York City, when 22 golf administrators assembled at the Biltmore Hotel for an informal meeting while attending the USGA Annual Conference, the IAGA was created to enhance communication, share techniques and information relating to the game among the many golf associations in the United States and abroad.
The Louisiana Golf Association exists to foster the enhancement and expansion of amateur golf through the development of member and information services, the promotion of opportunities for all who want to play, and the protection of the game’s integrity and valued traditions.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, the organization has grown from its roots as a playing tour into a non-profit organization involved in every facet of golf. The LPGA Tour and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals (T&CP) comprise the backbone of what has become the premier women’s professional sports organization in the world today. The LPGA maintains a strong focus on charity through: its tournaments; its grassroots junior and women’s programs; and the formation of The LPGA Foundation. The LPGA is under the guidance of Commissioner Michael Whan and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The non-profit Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour (MJT) is Canada’s most-played major junior golf tour and is run exclusively by PGA of Canada Golf Professionals. The MJT is proud to play a role in developing young players, including several Canadian National Champions, many Future Links and Provincial Champions, as well as numerous graduates that have gone on to successful golf careers as Professional Tour Players or as Club Professionals. The MJT is also focused on providing opportunities for young Canadians to learn how to golf, introduces players as young as four years old to the game via free instructional clinics, and helps out alumni as they progress from junior to professional golfer with our Professional Development Fund. In addition, the MJT encourages young players to further their education with scholarship awards and offers advice on admissions, scholarship opportunities and post-secondary exposure. The MJT has become the ‘Road to College Golf’ in Canada!
The National Golf Foundation, founded in 1936 and based in Jupiter, Fla., is the industry’s knowledge leader on the U.S. golf economy. NGF delivers independent and objective market intelligence, insights and trends to fulfill its mission: To Keep Golf Businesses Ahead of the Game. NGF member courses, clubs, associations, media and myriad golf-related businesses representing every market segment, rely on NGF research and resources to support their best decisions.
Improve Your Game Today! With the ability to stream videos from any device with an internet connection, you can improve your game anytime, from anywhere. Watch and re-watch. Then take the lessons, drills and tips you’ve learned to the range and see the results on the course.
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The PGA of America is the world’s largest sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in teaching and growing the game. Founded in 1916, the PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by conducting premier spectator events – PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid and PGA Grand Slam of Golf – as well as significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions.
TeeOff.com is the Official Tee Time Booking Engine of the PGA TOUR. Offering more than 500,000 tee times at 3,000+ courses worldwide, TeeOff.com offers golfers the chance to “Golf More” with exclusive deals not found anywhere else at some of the world’s best courses. TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR also serves as a powerful advertising platform for brands looking to connect with the millions of golfers in its database or that book tee times through the site.
USA TODAY is an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour. USA TODAY Sports brings the most comprehensive digital and print coverage of the PGA TOUR throughout the season highlighting weekly news, tournaments, standings and results across the PGA TOUR, Champions and Web.com Tours. As part of this multi-year marketing relationship, the PGA TOUR and USA TODAY Sports will collaborate on several digital content initiatives in 2014 and beyond, including stats/scoring, news/editorial, and PGA TOUR video. On the print side of the marketing relationship, USA TODAY Sports continues to be the Official Newspaper Partner of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, offering dedicated coverage on Thursdays and Fridays. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI).
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. Waste Management and The Thunderbirds realize that every choice we make during the months of planning for the WMPO affects our claim to the title of “The Greenest Show on Grass.” The Thunderbirds, Waste Management, the PGA TOUR, TPC Scottsdale and all of the tournament stakeholders will continue to be trailblazers on this journey towards increased sustainability. Along the way, we are thrilled to share best practices so that other sporting events and venues can do their part to green the games.
The Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA), formerly known as the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA), began in 1983 as an organization to promote participation in women’s collegiate golf. The vision of the WGCA since its inception has been to encourage the playing of intercollegiate golf for women in correlation with a general objective of education and in accordance with the highest tradition of intercollegiate competition. The WGCA instills within coaches of women’s golf a deeper sense of responsibility for the promotion, development, maintenance and conduct of competitive golf for women.
The mission of the World Golf Foundation is to develop and support initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values. In support of that mission, World Golf Foundation focuses on a variety of initiatives to grow and celebrate the game of golf around the world. Through The First Tee, the World Golf Foundation focuses on positively impacting the lives of young people. Under the banner of the World Golf Hall of Fame, it recognizes and celebrates golf’s greatest players and contributors and serves as an inspiration to golfers and fans worldwide. The World Golf Foundation’s GOLF 20/20 initiative pursues programs to ensure golf’s continued growth and vitality. All World Golf Foundation initiatives work together to support the growth of the game among youth, women and minorities, while also fostering diversity within the golf industry. The World Golf Foundation also supports the golf industry in a variety of other roles, including acting as a centralized vehicle for communicating the industry’s initiatives to the media, initiating research projects to demonstrate the game’s scope and impact, and providing a unified approach to the anti-doping policies being implemented by the major global professional Tours.