USGA Mission Statement
Who We Are
Golf’s governing body that is passionate about, dedicated to and expert in the game of golf.
Who We Serve
Everyone who loves and respects the game of golf.
Based on a shared love and respect for golf, we preserve its past, foster its future, and champion its best interests for everyone who enjoys the game.
How We Deliver
● Conduct 13 national championships each year
● Write and interpret the Rules of Golf
● Regulate and test all golf equipment for conformance to the Rules of Golf
● Maintain the Handicap and Course Rating Systems
● Provide research-based turf management expertise
● Celebrate the history of the game