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.
A thriving, welcoming and sustainable game
To champion and advance the game of golf
Our values are central to our mission and culture. They define how we carry ourselves with one another; with partner allied associations; with golf facilities, including championship host sites and USGA Member clubs and courses; and with golfers, including USGA members, fans and spectators – all for the good of the game.
We embody the spirit of the game through integrity, transparency, candor, and respect.
We listen to and leverage diverse perspectives from the golf community; we collaborate and encourage healthy debate.
We create opportunity through a shared passion and commitment to excellence.