Publications & Player Programs


Below are publications and programs actively focused on helping the golf industry be as accessible and inclusive as possible. If you have an addition, please contact NGCOA's Marketing & Content Coordinator Taylor Wall at


  • NEW! Inclusion Guidelines for Golf Facilities: In 2014, the Professional Golfers Association’s leadership intentionally positioned inclusion and diversity as a foundational principle in the Long-Term Strategic Plan, recognizing that we will be defined by how our commitment to inclusion and diversity resonates throughout the PGA of America, our programs, and practices (January 21, 2021; Linnet Carty, Director of Inclusion, PGA of America)
  • African American Golfer's Digest: The African American Golfer’s Digest is a PGA of America Diverse Supplier and the nation’s leading print publication and online portal for avid Black American golfers.
  • Black Golf Directory: A directory of African American golf professionals, coaches, junior programs, adult leagues/events, businesses and publications.
  • Black Golf WireThe Premier News and Media Outlet for and about African Americans in the Golf Industry


  • Birdies Not BS; A Modern Approach to Golf: Golf experts Cheyenne Woods and Doug Smith take a modern approach to the golfing experience while answering the most popular questions the new generation of golfers have today.
  • Protégé Podcast Presents Black Man Brilliance: Kenneth Bentley on Golf and Boardroom Diversity
  • Tee 2 Green Golf Podcast: Tee 2 Green Golf Podcast is the inclusive voice of golf. It highlights the diverse and broad spectrum of golf today, while introducing listeners to players, suppliers, courses, opinions, analysis and fostering the expanded community in golf today!



Player Programs

  • APGA Tour: The Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization with the mission to bring greater diversity to the game of golf. The APGA Tour Board of Directors work to accomplish this by hosting and operating professional golf tournaments, player development programs, mentoring programs and by introducing the game to inner city young people.
  • Black Girls Golf: Developed to create opportunities to build better professional relationships and connect with people in positions of power and influence. It's a global network of like-minded women who want to learn, practice, and play golf. The organization is headquartered in Greater Atlanta with more than 4,000 members in the U.S and abroad.
  • Black Golf Directory: Junior Programs: 24+ programs that give young players a chance to learn with their peers, usually at a low cost and do not require equipment. These programs provide golf instruction, equipment, and access to a golf course.
  • Black Golf Travel: Black Golf Travel is #1 Golf Travel Company for African Americans when it comes to upscale stay and play golf packages in the Caribbean, Mexico, & Central America. Its unique collection of upscale accommodations, vacation villas, golf courses, local experiences, and private vehicles separate them from the rest, and clients receive a dedicated golf travel specialist from start to finish who arranges accommodations, tee times and much more.
  • LPGA*USGA Girls Golf: LPGA*USGA Girls Golf is the only national junior golf program that specializes in providing girl-friendly environments for juniors to learn the game of golf.
  • Women's Golf Day: Women's Golf Day is a collaborative effort by a dedicated team, golf management companies, retailers and organizations all working together to engage, empower and support girls and women through golf. 

Latest Discussions List

  • Posted in: Advocacy Alerts

    Golf Course Owners and Operators, The Small Business Administration announced that the Paycheck ...

  • Posted in: Advocacy Alerts

    Golf Course Owners and Operators, On May 5, 2021, the DOL announced they were withdrawing ...

  • Posted in: Advocacy Alerts

    Golf Course Owners and Operator The National Golf Day registration link will shut down today. If you ...

  • Posted in: Advocacy Alerts

    NGCOA received the following update from the Small Business Association on what you can expect once your ...

  • Posted in: Advocacy Alerts

    Armando Since you were not an owner until October 2020 the following guidance would apply Calculation ...