The Indiana Golf Office consists of five different organizations that work to promote the game and business of golf through the Hoosier state. A staff of seven full-time employees, with the assistance of nearly 20 seasonal interns, administer the programs and tournaments of all five associations.
One of only two such organizations in the country, the IGA-PGA partnership provides Indiana golf the coordinated efforts of both amateur and professional golf. Formed in 1972, the IGA-PGA’s goal is to promote the game of golf, develop future players and honor its traditions.
The Indiana Golf Association (IGA) is the governing body of amateur golf in Indiana as recognized by the USGA. Included in the responsibilities of the IGA is administering the handicap program for amateur golfers and conducting amateur championships for Indiana golfers. The IGA Mid Amateur, Public Links, Senior Amateur, Match Play and State Amateur are a few of the Championship events administered by the IGA.
The Indiana Section PGA is the governing body of professional golfers in Indiana and serves as one of the 41 sections for the Professional Golfers Association of America. The Indiana Section PGA administers tournaments, provides educational opportunities, assists with employment matters and other membership related items for the nearly 600 PGA Members and Apprentices in the state.
The Indiana Women’s Golf Association (IWGA) is the governing body of women’s golf in Indiana. The IWGA’s primary function is to promote women’s golf in Indiana and offer tournament opportunities for amateur women golfers. Included among the IWGA’s events are the Mid Amateur, Match Play, Team Championship and Indiana Women’s Amateur Championship.
Established in 1994 as a shared vision of the Indiana Golf Association and the Indiana Section PGA, the Indiana Golf Foundation is dedicated to affording young people the opportunity to learn this most challenging of games and its inherent lessons about life, while preserving the history of golf in Indiana. The activities of the Foundation, which are funded by private and corporate contributions, include the Indiana Junior Tour, the Gongaware Junior Academy, The First Tee of Central Indiana, the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame, and college scholarship programs. It is through the contributions of those who can appreciate the great sport of golf and wish to have their name attached to a piece of golf history in Indiana that these things are made possible.