United Voice for Golf
Made up of a coalition of like-minded individuals and organizations, the Arizona Alliance for Golf is dedicated to the game of golf, the diverse industries it supports and the people who love and depend on it. Through leadership, stewardship and commitment, the AAG aims to unify, protect and educate everyday Arizonans about the game and the bright, fruitful future it holds for generations to come.
allied associations and stakeholders
Speaking with a unified voice, AAG allied associations serve a common goal of promoting the game and stewarding its growth and sustainability to secure the game's many benefits for everyone.
the game and the business of golf
The latest research reveals the game, with its various revenue streams, accounts for more than a $4.6 billion economic impact. AAG will protect the game and the livelihoods connected to it.
future leaders for a lifetime of enjoyment
Golf is great way to prepare Arizonans for future by teaching life lessons such as honesty, integrity, perseverance and judgment – all characteristics required for effective leadership.
AAG Allied Associations
Founded in 1923, the Arizona Golf Association continues to serve as the official governing body of Arizona amateur golf. With more than 700 men’s and women’s clubs serving nearly 80,000 people, this non-profit conducts local golf championship as well as promotes valuable benefits and services to its members.
Local section of the PGA of America, PGA Southwest is the standard-bearer for golf pros across Arizona and Southern Nevada. PGA Professionals are not only recognized experts in teaching and growing the game, they conduct the PGA Championship, Ryder Cup, Senior PGA Championship as well as philanthropic initiatives.
The local Arizona chapter of the national Golf Course Superintendent’s Association, the Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association is dedicated to enhancing the professional recognition of its members through education, leadership, collaboration, government relations and environmental stewardship.
Established by the National Golf Course Owners Association, the NGCOA Arizona primarily focuses on state-level issues – education, networking, sustainability and advocacy – uniting Arizona’s golf industry to assist with business needs of golf courses across the state for the wellbeing of the communities they serve.
Club Management Association of America is the largest of its kind, with 6,800 members contributing to more than 2,500 clubs. The objectives are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions, encourage education and provide the resources needed for efficient and successful club operations.
The Thunderbirds were founded in 1937 with the mission of promoting the Valley of the Sun through sports. The Thunderbirds consist of 55 “active” members and more than 280 “life” members who have helped the tournament eclipse $165 million in charitable giving since its inception in 1932 (through the 2021 tournament).
With the mission is to educate, motivate and inspire future community leaders through the game of golf, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona prepares juniors golfer – both on and off the course – by developing golf and life skills through competitive tournaments designed for all kids from top players to recreational golfers.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) is one of the longest-running women’s professional sports associations in the world. Founded in 1950, it has grown from a playing tour into a nonprofit organization involved in every facet of golf, especially grassroots junior and women’s programs, and the LPGA Foundation.
The First Tee of Phoenix provides affordable access to the game of golf for more than 100,000 young people each year – particularly those who otherwise might not have an opportunity to play. It also teaches character-building traits inherent to the game, such as honesty, self-confidence, perseverance and judgement.
On May 10, 1946, Desert Mashie Golf Club emerged, joining the USGA 1950 where it maintains membership to this day. Today, the group is now one of the 10 oldest public clubs in Arizona, helps run one of the country’s largest junior golf tournaments, and has created a tight-knit bond among generations of members.
NGPDF is committed to molding the exceptional golfers of tomorrow. They provide young minority golfers with the support and resources they need to further excel in the sport. National Golf Player Development Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was established to create additional funding sources.
AZ Caddie and Leadership Academy
AZ Caddie and Leadership Academy is a 501(c)(3) community youth golf and character development program where young men and women aged 13 and older benefit by learning the art of caddying. It provides the leadership training needed to serve communities and grow the number of Evans Scholars from Arizona.
Visit Phoenix is a non-profit, promoting the Greater Phoenix area to a global audience by cultivating relationships with meeting planners, journalists, influencers, travel agents and tour operators. In partnership with nearly 1,000 member businesses, Visit Phoenix brings vital tourism-related commerce to Greater Phoenix from leisure visitors to group meetings to popular sports events.
Warbird National Golf Club
A 501c3 located on Tucson’s Davis Monthan AFB, Warbird National Golf Course & CLAW will feature a golf course, with iconic aircraft from the B1 Lancer to the F15 Eagle staged on each of the 18 holes. Capital was raised by corporate and private donors and funds will go to the base, veteran charities, and the Warbird Center for Learning and Winning (CLAW).