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

33% of course owners strongly agree that golf is doing a great job of attracting new participants...
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Latest Content: D&I Center

  • By Harvey Silverman, Contributor, Golf Business | Silverback Golf Marketing  The pursuit of growing the game of golf has been a steadfast and unwavering goal of golf’s stakeholders. In a broader context, it’s about fostering a surge in the number of golfers ...

  • Featured Article of the Month GGP/Biz is a new NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace partner! NGCOA members, click here to take advantage of a 90-day GGP/Biz free trial, then enjoy savings of more than 50% on an annual subscription so you can enjoy more insightful stories like this!  ...

  • Featured Article of the Month GGP/Biz is a new NGCOA Smart Buy Marketplace partner! NGCOA members, click here to take advantage of a 90-day GGP/Biz free trial, then enjoy savings of more than 50% on an annual subscription so you can enjoy more insightful stories like this!  ...

  • 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 ...

Announcements List

  • Just Released: Independent Contractors in the Golf Industry — Navigating the Department of Labor’s R

    NGCOA is pleased to offer its members its latest white paper, Independent Contractors in the Golf Industry ...
  • NGCOA Welcomes 2024-2026 Board Officers and Directors!

    Board Officers Cathy Harbin, PGA/LPGA, President Pine Ridge Golf Course, Paris, TX Whitey O'Malley, ...

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