Almost 100 years later and the UGA is still pushing to prepare young African American Golfers to achieve success on the many Professional Tours
United Golfers Association (UGA) [Founded in 1925] is a 501C3 - non-profit organization that is committed to increasing the introduction, development and advancement of African Americans within the sport of golf. The UGA Developmental Golf Academy will provide these golfers with the resources and direction to cultivate their passion for the sport as competitors and professionals in the industry. The UGA Golf Academy is designed to prepare them mentally, physically and professionally to compete as Future Tour Players and Golf Professionals throughout the world.
HISTORY OF UGA
United Golfers Association (UGA) was founded in 1925 by and for Black Golfers as a parallel institution to the all-white Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) that formed nine years earlier in 1916. Along with many other activities, the UGA operated a national golf tour for professionals, amateurs, and intercollegiate golfers, and it continued to host events well after the desegregation of the PGA in 1961.
Our mission is to continue the legacy started in 1925 by providing a developmental academy for aspiring professional golfers & golf professionals and along with supporting local/regional programs resources to increase player participation for African American Golfers.
We’re in this together.
"The main thing that’s missing for young African-American players is training,” said Lee Elder, the first black to play in the Masters. “We need some kind of training ground that will support minority golfers who want to take their games to the highest level.”
- Lee Elder