The Louisiana Golf Association (LGA), established in 1920, is a distinguished non-profit organization committed to the advancement and expansion of amateur golf. Our mission is underscored by the development of member and information services, the promotion of inclusive playing opportunities, and the unwavering dedication to safeguarding the game’s integrity and cherished traditions.
Over the past quarter-century, the LGA has evolved from a mere organizer of statewide amateur championships into a comprehensive golf association, passionately dedicated to achieving its mission. With a membership comprising approximately 90 Member Clubs and 15,500 individual members, the LGA stands as a cornerstone of golfing excellence in Louisiana.
Recognized as an Allied Golf Association (AGA) of the United States Golf Association, the LGA extends a spectrum of peripheral benefits and services to its member clubs and individual members. Among its core services are:
- Course Measuring and Rating: Providing USGA-approved course and slope rating services to all Louisiana golf courses, including tee-to-green GPS course measurement, all of which are offered free of charge to LGA Member Clubs. The LGA is the exclusive organization in Louisiana authorized by the USGA to deliver these essential services.
- Championship Administration: Overseeing 18 LGA Championships, 24 LGA and USGA qualifiers, and 10 Louisiana Junior Golf Tour events. Championship administration remains a pivotal service, reflecting the LGA’s commitment to providing competitive opportunities for all golf enthusiasts while continually enhancing the tournament experience for participants.
- Rules of Amateur Status: Offering oversight and administration of the World Handicap System (WHS) in Louisiana, with exclusive authorization from the USGA to provide handicapping services to clubs in the state.
- Rules of Golf: Upholding the integrity of the Rules of Golf and the Rules of Amateur Status, positioning the LGA as the authoritative source in Louisiana for inquiries related to golf regulations. The LGA conducts numerous educational seminars for its member clubs and individual members.
The LGA’s contributions extend beyond the realm of competition. We are the essential foundation for calculating a WHS Handicap Index, crucial for assessing individual performance. Moreover, the LGA serves as the governing body for amateur golf in Louisiana, ensuring the continued preservation of the game’s integrity and cherished traditions.
Much like the USGA at the national level, the LGA proudly upholds its responsibilities on the state level, making it indispensable for golf enthusiasts across Louisiana. For inquiries or to become involved, please contact us at 337-265-3938. Your engagement is crucial to our collective commitment to the enduring legacy of golf in Louisiana.