Arizona Golf Foundation
The mission of the Arizona Golf Foundation is to perform research on the economic benefits of golf in Arizona, including turf research to improve and benefit the environment, promote junior golf, and assist in the development of low cost public golf courses in Arizona. Also, the establishment and support of the Patriot All-America Golf Tournament and the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.
Started in 2011 and known as the Patriot, it is a 54-hole amateur golf tournament held annually in Arizona with a field of 82 competitors which features PING All-Americans from the previous season in NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as All-Americans from the NAIA, NJCAA and AJGA ranks.
AZ Golf Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame Committee consists of representatives from five of the allied golf associations serving golf in Arizona; Arizona Golf Association, Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents, Club Managers Association, Junior Golf Association of Arizona and the Southwest Section PGA. The Arizona Golf Association created the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame in 1968. Since that time, there have been 72 individuals inducted.