The Kentucky Golf Association (KGA) is recognized by the USGA as the governing body for amateur golf in the Commonwealth. Founded in 1911, the KGA is a full service golf association comprised of over 180 member golf courses. The KGA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from courses across Kentucky. The KGA serves and fulfills many roles for golf in Kentucky. The KGA is a founding member of Golf House Kentucky, the umbrella organization that manages Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations.
The Kentucky PGA (KPGA) is one of the 41 sections that comprise The PGA of America. Formed in 1925, the Kentucky PGA has a professional membership of more than 325 men and women professionals across the Commonwealth of Kentucky, each of whom is dedicated to promoting the game in Kentucky.
The Kentucky PGA is dedicated to the promotion of the game of golf and providing ongoing education and professional development of Kentucky PGA Professionals. Kentucky PGA Professionals are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions, which include general management, golf instruction, tournament operations, golf shop merchandising, junior golf programs, golf club repair, and much more. The KPGA is a founding member of Golf House Kentucky, the umbrella organization that manages Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations.
The Kentucky Golf Foundation is the 501(c) 3 charitable affiliate of Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations. Founded in 2002, the foundation was the vision of the Kentucky Golf Association and Kentucky PGA. Our core purpose is to impact Kentucky's youth, military Veterans and those who have not been exposed to golf with the joy of the game. The Kentucky Golf Foundation is funded solely through private individual and corporate donations, memorials, special events and contributions from Kentucky’s Family of Golf Organizations. The foundation impacts the Kentucky golf community in many ways through programs and special initiatives such as the Kentucky PGA Junior Tour, Youth on Course and PGA HOPE among others.