The Oregon Golf Association (OGA) was formed in 1924 to conduct the Oregon Amateur golf championship which included both Men and Women. The OGA is a 501(c) 6 non-profit amateur golf association governed by volunteer, amateur golfers who employ a full-time, professional staff of nine people.
Today, the OGA has evolved into a non-profit entity of more than 270 public and private clubs numbering approximately 42,000 members throughout Oregon and SW Washington. The OGA is unique in that its membership is comprised of all demographics including Men, Women, Adults, Seniors, Juniors, Private and Public golfers.
Licensed by the United States Golf Association as guardian of the game of golf for this region, the OGA promotes enhancement and expansion of the game of golf by protecting the game’s integrity and valued traditions, as well as promoting opportunities for all that want to play by leading in the development of member and information services.
Subsidiary businesses include Oregon Junior Golf Fund, Inc. (OJGF), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable foundation and OGA Golf Course, Inc. (OGAGC).
OJGF oversees a nationally recognized junior golf program for over 1,100 youth in Oregon and SW Washington. Each year, the Oregon Golf Association presents more than 60 days of competition and more than 6,000 rounds of competitive golf for Junior Golfers ranging in age from 8 through 17. It also has developed one of the premiere regional junior golf competitions in the country, the Hogan Cup. Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Joe Rassett, Jack Renner, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Casey Martin, Michael Putnam, Ricky Barnes, Jason Gore and Tiger Woods.
The OGA is one of eight amateur golf associations in the country that owns and/or operates a for-profit public golf course. More than 40,000 rounds of golf are played annually at the OGA Golf Course, located in Woodburn, Ore.