Lafayette, LA (January 10, 2018) – The Louisiana Golf Association is pleased to have entered into a new relationship with the United States Golf Association, becoming one of fifty-nine regional golf associations throughout the country named as new Allied Golf Associations (AGAs). The partnership aims to enhance the golfer experience at the state and local levels in the United States.

"We are honored and excited to begin a more formalized partnership with the USGA," said LGA Executive Director, Logan Ray.  "This will be a win for not only our organization and the USGA, but most importantly, for all golfers in Louisiana and across the country.  We look forward to providing even more value added benefits to our members and member clubs as a result of this partnership.  We will continue to evolve together and progress the game of golf and serve its best interests." 

As an AGA, the LGA will continue to administer the USGA Handicap and Course Rating Systems within its defined geographic area, the entire state of Louisiana. Additionally, it will serve as the region’s primary resource for USGA services such as championship qualifiers, governance, golf facility support, and programs that help grow and improve the long-term health of the game.

“Regional golf associations are the lifeblood of the golf community and the USGA,” said Mike Davis, USGA CEO. “We felt that now was the best time to formalize this new alliance, in the spirit of working together on grassroots programs, improving how we can serve golfers and providing a healthy foundation from which the entire golf community can grow.”

AGAs were identified through a nearly year-long process that encouraged collaboration among existing golf organizations within each state and region. The alliance marks the latest step by the USGA to more deeply engage the local and regional golf community.

For a full release and more information from the USGA, including a complete list of AGAs, click here.