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

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  • As seen in Golf Business July/August 2023    By Harvey Silverman:   NEARLY 1,000 GLOBAL ATHLETES COMPETED IN THE FIFG 2023 FOOTGOLF WORLD CUP ORLANDO… BUT WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP FOR U.S. GOLF COURSES? I was honored and privileged to attend the 2023 FootGolf ...

  • By Michael Williams, Contributor, Golf Business    Four years ago, diversity efforts in the golf industry were nascent and mostly symbolic. The most effective work in getting new audiences into the game was being done by local non-profits that worked long ...

  • 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 ...

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