The Golf Alliance of Washington is comprised of the major industry associations for the region, including the Washington State Golf Association, Club Managers Association-Evergreen Chapter, Pacific Northwest Section PGA, and Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association.
The Golf Alliance of Washington funds a lobbyist in Olympia, Wash. to keep us apprised of any political initiatives that may have an impact on the state’s golf industry.
Lobbyist: Heather Hansen
Washington State Golf Association
Since its founding in 1922, the Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) has evolved into one of the largest amateur golf associations in the country, providing a multitude of benefits and services to more than 69,000 individual members at over 650 member clubs at 246 golf facilities throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho. The WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit amateur golf association that is dedicated to enriching the lives of people in Washington and Northern Idaho through the many social, recreational, and lifetime benefits of the game of golf. It also serves as the only statewide representative of the United States Golf Association.
CEO/Executive Director: Troy Andrew
Pacific Northwest Section PGA
The Pacific Northwest Section PGA is one of the 41 geographically separated districts which make up the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. The Section provides services for the PGA golf professionals throughout the Northwest, more specifically in the states of Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho, Western Montana, and Alaska. The Pacific Northwest Section is the largest in the country geographically, and with over 1,100 members, apprentices, and novices, ranks sixth in number of golf professionals. Its membership is a group of professionals dedicated to growing the game and making golf a better game.
CEO: Jeff Ellison
Club Managers Association – Evergreen Chapter
Club Managers Association of America is the worldwide professional association dedicated to Club Management and the Membership Clubs they serve. Established in 1948, the Evergreen Chapter is an award winning and nationally recognized Chapter of CMAA that serves Managers and Membership Clubs in Western Washington. The Evergreen CMAA produces club-specific programs designed to help members connect with peers, industry experts, thought leaders, and service providers.
Managing Director: Susan Rogers
Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association
The Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association (WWGCSA) is an affiliate chapter with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), and is dedicated to the highest standards in modern course management. The WWGCSA is a non-profit entity and consists of professionals from the Cascade Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, and from the British Columbia border south to Vancouver, Wash. Its members, whether they are golf course superintendents, athletic field turf managers or equipment/fertilizer suppliers, form a unique bond in the preservation and management of one of the most intricate parts of our environment: Turfgrass. The WWGCSA believes strongly in a commitment to excellence. This commitment is based on the premise that through joining like forces with similar needs, a stronger body will result for the benefit of all of us.
Executive Director: Bill Ackerley
Pacific Northwest Golf Association
Founded in 1899, the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) is the fifth oldest golf association in North America. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its allied associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. For over a century the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization, providing benefits and services to nearly a quarter million members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.
CEO: Troy Andrew