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About the WSGA



Mission: Enriching the lives of people in Washington and Northern Idaho through the many social, recreational, and lifetime benefits of the game of golf.

 

In every aspect of our association, WSGA strives for:

  • Integrity: Conduct business with the highest moral and ethical standards.
  • Inclusiveness: Provide opportunities for all people interested in the game of golf.
  • Stewardship: Celebrate and embrace golf's history and traditions.
  • Excellence: Strive for the best in all endeavors.
  • Service: Provide superior support for all clubs and individual members.
  • Volunteerism: Give back to communities through the game of golf.

 

WSGA Vision

The WSGA will be the leader and the primary resource in promoting and providing opportunities for anyone interested in the game of golf. Through the development of strong alliances and partnerships within and beyond the golf industry, we will exemplify and enhance what the overall enjoyment and growth of the game is all about. We will enthuse our members and partners by giving back to the game and by providing more inclusive and tangible benefits to enhance the membership experience. The WSGA-owned and operated facility will be a warm and welcoming place for all and serve as the foundation for the organization to establish programs that benefit the people and communities of the region.

Founded in 1922, the Washington State Golf Association has evolved into one of the largest amateur golf associations in the United States, providing member benefits and services to more than 69,000 golfers, 650 member clubs, and 260 golf facilities throughout Washington and Northern Idaho. Along with the Pacific Northwest Golf Association, the WSGA co-owns and operates The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

The WSGA, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is governed by a board of volunteer, amateur golfers and employs a full-time staff of 15 people. The WSGA is also the statewide representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and an authorized provider of the USGA GHIN Handicap System.

 

The WSGA membership supports golf advocacy and growth initiatives with contributions to programs including the following:

 
The First Tee
The First Tee

The First Tee is reaching kids of all ages and backgrounds and is the entry point for kids and families to learn about and experience the game.

 
Evans Scholarship Program
Evans Caddie Scholarship

The Evans Scholars Foundation is a charitable trust that provides full, four-year tuition and housing college scholarships to deserving caddies.

 
Northwest Turfgrass

The Northwest Turfgrass Association is committed to serving its local Superintendent chapters, funding meaningful research projects that are designed to benefit turf managers in the Pacific Northwest.

 
First Green
First Green

First Green is an innovative environmental education outreach program using golf courses as environmental learning labs, with young students visiting area courses on field trips for STEM research.

 
Golf Alliance of Washington
The Golf Alliance of Washington

The Golf Alliance of Washington is comprised of the major industry
associations for the region, including theWashington State Golf Association,Club Managers Association-Evergreen Chapter,Pacific Northwest Section PGA, and Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association .

 
Washington Junior Golf Association
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Contributions to the WJGA, which provides statewide competitive programs for young golfers.

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