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USGA FORMS NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH LGA & REGIONAL GOLF ASSOCIATIONS

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." 

LOUISIANA GOLF ASSOCIATION AND ZURICH CLASSIC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and the Fore!Kids Foundation.  This partnership between the governing body of amateur golf in Louisiana and the state’s only PGA TOUR event will serve to strengthen the game of golf in Louisiana.

The Zurich Classic will be played Thursday, April 26 – Sunday, April 29, 2018 at LGA Member Club TPC Louisiana in New Orleans.  The 2018 tournament will once again feature a 2-Man Team Format that consists of two days of Foursome and two days of Four-Ball competition to determine a champion.  This format is exclusively played at the Zurich Classic, and it was a huge it for competitors and fans alike in 2017.  The event continues to garner widespread interest among PGA TOUR members and resulted in several high-profile commitments, including Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson, Justin Thomas, and Bubba Watson.

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.  The Zurich Classic is a first-class event that raises a tremendous amount of money for children’s charities.  It is an event that embodies the spirit of the game in our state: historic, competitive, and fun…  Both the LGA and the Zurich Classic strive to grow the game and to give back to it as well, so it makes sense for us to work together.  We are also pleased to be able to offer LGA members additional value-added benefits as a result of this partnership,” said LGA Assistant Executive Director Logan Ray.   

Brandon Monrose to Serve as 2018 Boatwright Intern

Lafayette, LA      December 18, 2017

 

The Louisiana Golf Association is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member.  Brandon Monrose of Lafayette, Louisiana will serve as our 2018 USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Intern.  Monrose will serve the organization in a number of different capacities including responsibilities assisting with office administration, championships, course rating, member services, and social media.  Monrose will begin his tenure January 8, 2018, and he will be under the direction of LGA Executive Director, Logan Ray. 

As mentioned above, Monrose is a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and graduated from St. Thomas More High School where he was a multi-year honor student, participated in several sports, and was selected for first team all-district honors in football and baseball.  He attended Northwestern State University, in Natchitoches, Louisiana where he was a four-year NCAA Division I football letterman.  In 2015 he graduated with honors from NSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and in 2017 earned a Master’s of Science degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Sports Administration.  While in graduate school, Monrose was selected for a full-time athletic operations internship with the Louisiana State University Athletic Department under the direction of the Deputy Director of Athletics, Verge Ausberry.

BATON ROUGE COUNTRY CLUB TO HOST 100TH LOUISIANA STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

December 14, 2017  |  Lafayette, LA 

 

The venerable and historic Baton Rouge Country Club will host the 100th edition of the Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) Amateur Championship July 18-21, 2019.  Baton Rouge Country Club, established in 1916, is one of the founding members of the LGA and it is certainly fitting that the club will host the centennial edition of state’s most prestigious Amateur Championship.  Baton Rouge Country Club first hosted the Louisiana State Amateur in 1923 and has hosted the event a total of five times in all (1923, 1942, 1949, 1953, and 1968).  The 100th LGA Amateur in 2019 will mark the first time the LGA will conduct its marquee Championship at BRCC in 51 years (1968), an event won by Shirley Picard of Lafayette with a total of even par 288.  The 100th LGA Amateur Championship in Louisiana’s Capital City is sure to be a tremendous celebration of golf in the state, honoring the legacy and traditions of the past while setting the tone for a bright future.   

 

“We are truly honored to return to historic Baton Rouge Country Club,” said Logan Ray, LGA Assistant Executive Director.  “Bringing the 100th State Amateur to BRCC is a testament to the quality of the golf course and the longevity of the strong relationship the LGA has with the club.  We are excited to provide our players an opportunity to play this wonderful golf course and we look forward to history being made once again at this amazing venue.”

(e.g. State Amateur, GHIN, championships)



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