Historic announcement from The Golf Associations in Arizona

The Arizona Golf Association and the Arizona Women’s Golf Association announced that the two non-profit organizations have signed an agreement to restructure the operations, management, and governance of the associations under a single entity beginning January 1, 2019. Under the proposed restructuring, the integrated organization will retain the name Arizona Golf Association and will proudly represent and serve all golfers and member clubs in the state of Arizona.

The consolidated structure will create one governing board for the AGA comprised of men and women. Additionally, integrating the operations of the two organizations will result in more opportunities for volunteers to give back to the game, bring communications with Arizona golfers into a central source, give member clubs a single resource to seek year-round service and assistance, and provide efficiency of administration and staffing.

The leadership of both the AGA and AWGA are excited about the restructuring of the associations and think that the integration will be beneficial to growing the game and providing the membership of both organizations a stronger and more comprehensive range of services, which include a full schedule of championships and tournaments, enhanced player development programs, social and networking events, enhanced member benefits, Handicapping, Course Rating, and state of the art technology resources.

The AWGA’s philanthropic initiatives will continue as the focus of the AWGA Foundation, which will be under the direction of current committee members and its own Board of Directors and will be backed by the staff and additional resources of the AGA.

The Arizona Golf Foundation will continue to focus on the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame, the Patriot All-American, support research on turf that improves and benefits the environment as well as the economic benefits of golf in Arizona.

The Arizona Golf Association, which was founded in 1923, has more than 400 clubs and 55,000 individual members. The Arizona Women’s Golf Association was founded in 1924 and currently serves more than 300 clubs and 22,000 individual members. Together, the integrated organization will be among the top sixteen percent of golf associations in terms of membership size.

For questions or comments about the restructuring and integration of the Arizona Golf Association and the Arizona Women’s Golf Association, contact Anj Brown or Chris Montgomery.