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Arizona Golf Association 

What started as a small group of golfers who got together to run the annual Amateur Championship has grown to an association of more than 400 clubs and 55,000 members. Today the AGA is a volunteer-based organization directed by amateur golfers passionately dedicated to promoting the game of golf and providing valuable benefits and services to its members.

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Arizona Women's Golf Association

The AWGA is a full-service golf association serving 23,000 Arizona women. Since the first state women’s tournament in 1924, the AWGA has been an advocate for women golfers and promoter of golf’s positive social and health benefits. Both a 501c3 charitable organization and a leader on the State and National levels, the AWGA plays a pivotal role in creating opportunities for women of all ages to grow and thrive through golf, by offering programs, information, and encouragement to girls and women from the time they first think of picking up a club, throughout their lifetimes.

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Junior Golf Association of Arizona

Founded in 1983, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA) is a non-profit organization that introduces Arizona’s youth to the game of golf and helps junior golfers develop golf and life skills through competitive programs and tournaments. Our mission is to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s youth through the game of golf.

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Southwest Section PGA

The Southwest Section of the PGA of America is a professional organization serving the men and women golf professionals in Arizona and Southern Nevada who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf. The Southwest PGA is responsible for the administration of competitive golf tournaments, junior golf programs and events, educational opportunities, support programs and growth of the game initiatives. With 1306 members and apprentices, the Southwest PGA is the fifth largest of the 41 regional entities or Sections that comprise the PGA of America.

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The First Tee of Phoenix 

The First Tee of Phoenix is a not for profit organization made possible by The Thunderbirds that teaches the life skills of honesty, integrity, sportsmanship and respect through the game of golf to young people who would not otherwise be able to have affordable access to the game. Currently, The First Tee of Phoenix is impacting over 100,000 youth each year through regular programming at 13 area locations, The First Tee National School Program in over 150 schools and special Outreach Programming with allied organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, church groups and many others.

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LPGA USGA Gilrs Golf of Phoenix

Girls ages 3-18 are invited to join the local Phoenix program that provides 20+ events {year round} with fun, engaging and varying formats to energize the girls with self-development, team building opportunities and family involvement. ​This program was formed specifically to create a network for girls to learn to play golf, build friendships & compete in a non-threatening environment.

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Cactus & Pine GCSA

The Cactus & Pine, GCSA is dedicated to enhancing the Professional Recognition of its Members through Education, Leadership, Collaboration, Government Relations and Environmental Stewardship. To Represent, Advocate and Educate for the Environmental and Economic Well Being of the golf industry and to be a diverse alliance recognized as a unified voice for the business of the Turfgrass Industry in Arizona.

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Club Managers Association of America

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. With close to 6,500 members across all classifications, our manager members run more than 2,500 country, golf, city, athletic, faculty, yacht, town and military clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of its members; and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.

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National Golf Course Owners Association 

Established in 1979 and headquartered in Charleston, S.C., the NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The Association represents the industry’s key decision makers with ultimate responsibility for golf courses throughout the world. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators.

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