Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion Center

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The NGCOA believes that “golf should look like America”: diverse and dynamic. To that end, we are committed to offering information, ideas, resources and initiatives that move the industry—especially the business of golf and golf course ownership—toward a more equitable and inclusive sport.

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National Organizations & Companies

Engage with groups diversifying the game and supporting communities

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Publications & Player Programs

Programs, publications and podcasts about accessibility and inclusivity

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Workplace Resources

Create a workplace culture that welcomes and embraces diversity

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Make Golf Your Thing

Invite, encourage and welcome "future golfers" to play at your facility

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Top D&I Center Headlines

D&I Center Pulse Spotlight

Nearly 6 in 10 owners felt strongly that "a marketing focus on diversity and inclusion efforts" was critical to the success of their facility...
Browse the entire 2022 Golf Business Pulse Report

Latest Content: D&I Center

  • As seen in Golf Business March/April 2023    By David Gould, Contributor, Golf Business   In a bygone era, the weekly Saturday Evening Post was read by six million Americans — the same number who nowadays watch the “CBS Evening News.” Back in the spring ...

  • By Rich O'Brien, Operations Manager, PGA HOPE Charleston  In recent years, golf has been experiencing a boom with tens of millions of Americans having used golf as therapy during and following the Covid pandemic. In 2020, there were more than 502 ...

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  • As seen in Golf Business November/December 2022  By Steve Eubanks, Contributor, Golf Business   Oftentimes you don’t think about it. A beverage at a convenience store costs $2.25 and if you happen to be paying in cash (a rarity these days), you throw the ...

Announcements List

Top D&I Center Videos

Live from the 2022 African American Golf Expo: Interview with Jim Beatty

An NGCOA Diversity & Inclusion Center exclusive: NGCOA was on-location in Charlotte, NC for the 2022 African American Golf EXPO & Forum and spoke with Founder Jim Beatty! To learn more about this event, head to aagolfexpo.com