Who We Are

About The USGA

The USGA is a nonprofit organization that celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, we conduct many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, we govern the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum, where we honor the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts.

Our Mission

To champion and advance the game of golf

Our Purpose

To help ensure a stronger future for the game of golf, the USGA will Unify the golf community, Showcase the game at every level, Govern through a modern set of rules and standards, and Advance sustainability and inclusivity of the game.