How GSGA & GSGA Foundation Support the Game

GSGA Foundation | 2023 Progress Report

The 2022 Progress Report provides details on the incredible impact being made across the state from our many programs. The GSGA Foundation continues efforts to support others through its Scholarship Programs, as well as the GSGA's Adaptive Golf Program and Junior Golf Programs. In addition, the GSGA supports the game at the local, state and national level through its continued support of the Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation, the Georgia Golf Allied Council and the World Golf Foundation.

Click here to download a copy of our 2022 Progress Report.


Yates Scholarship Program

This scholarship program provides educational scholarship opportunities for employees, or dependents of employees at GSGA Member Clubs. 

Moncrief Scholarship Program

This scholarship program awards students of turfgrass management or agronomy at the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and students who work and live in Georgia, but attend an accredited school outside of the state.


GSGA Adaptive Golf Program

The GSGA Adaptive Golf Program began in 2015 after it received an anonymous donation to start the program. The purpose of this complimentary all-inclusive community golf program is to help individuals with mobility and cognitive challenges find the best techniques and resources to play and enjoy golf. The program is open to all ages and provides specialized equipment that assists with playing the game. The mission of the program is to empower individuals with physical, cognitive or sensory impairments to enhance one's life through the game of golf. 


GSGA Youth on Course Program

The GSGA’s Youth on Course (YOC) program partners with golf facilities across the state to provide juniors age 6-18 an incredible opportunity to play affordable golf. Youth on Course members can play golf for just $5 per round at over 40 participating courses in Georgia and over 900 around the country, while the GSGA subsidizes the remaining portion of the juniors’ greens fee to the facility.

GSGA Junior Tour

The GSGA Junior Tour is a statewide program providing young golfers in Georgia an opportunity to participate in competitive junior golf. The program offers junior golf competitions throughout the state for players of all skill levels between the ages of 5-18. The Junior Tour remains steadfast in its desire to provide affordable competitive junior golf opportunities while also creating memorable experiences for juniors and their families.


Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation

The GSGA annually provides funding to the Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation to help support the advancement of education and research in the field of turfgrass improvement and management; the collection and dissemination of information; environmental protection; and the promotion of public awareness and safety.


Georgia Golf Economical Impact Report

The GSGA partners with the Georgia PGA, Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association and Georgia Chapter of Club Management Association of America to form the Georgia Golf Allid Council which serves the game through advocacy and help promote the economic impact of the game in Georgia.


World Golf Foundation - WE ARE GOLF

The GSGA annually provides funding to support the World Golf Foundation and its efforts to advocate for the game and those who work in the golf industry through its WE ARE GOLF initiative.


The Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) is the governing body of golf in Georgia and serves as an Allied Golf Association to the United States Golf Association (USGA). Membership in the GSGA is open to all golfers, facilities and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers that join the GSGA have access to invaluable resources that allow them to advance their knowledge of the game and numerous opportunities to play in both competitive and fun, casual events. By becoming a member of the GSGA, you will be joining a community that includes more than 350 clubs and 80,000 golfers who all have one thing in common: a passion for the game of golf.