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Alaska joins PNGA

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The Pacific Northwest Golf Association proudly welcomes the Alaska Golf Association (AGA) as its newest member association, marking it as the sixth addition to our esteemed family of golf associations.

Established in 1959 and based in Anchorage, the AGA boasts a membership exceeding 1,800 individuals across Alaska and is committed to the development and expansion of golf throughout Alaska. The AGA offers a robust tournament schedule and supports the development of junior golfers.

“Though modest in size, we share common goals and services with the fellow member associations,” said Dr. Terry Thornhill, AGA executive director. “We eagerly anticipate collaborative endeavors to elevate the golfing experience in Alaska and the broader Northwest.”

The current member associations of the PNGA include British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Montana State Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington Golf. With the addition of the AGA, these six associations now serve and provide benefits and core services to more than 200,000 individual members throughout the region.

The state of Alaska hosted its first USGA national championship in 2022, when the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur was held at Anchorage Golf Course. The Alaska Golf Association provided support for the championship, which was won by Shelly Stouffer (with her son Brett as her caddie) of Nanoose Bay, B.C. Stouffer would be inducted into the PNGA Hall of Fame in 2024. (USGA/Steven Gibbons)

“We extend a warm welcome to the Alaska Golf Association as it joins the Pacific Northwest Golf Association family,” said Troy Andrew, PNGA executive director. “This expansion strengthens the already collective efforts of our existing five member associations, fostering greater collaboration and camaraderie.”

Click here for more information about the Alaska Golf Association.