LGA, USGA Alliance Membership Program

April 16, 2009

Dear Louisiana Golfer:

I'm very excited for the USGA to partner with you and the Louisiana Golf Association in the USGA Alliance Membership Program.  The USGA could not operate efficiently without state associations like the Louisiana Golf Association and the Louisiana Women's Golf Association. Having the opportunity to communicate with the golfing public in Louisiana is a great way for the USGA to continue improving our services to those who play the game. 

While the USGA's headquarters is located in Far Hills, NJ, I'm just one state over from you in Houston, Texas. I'm on staff with the USGA in the department of Regional Affairs. My responsibilities include working with state and regional golf associations and USGA committee members in 7 states and Mexico.  Additionally, I'm the director of the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship and I manage Player Services at the U.S. Women's Open Championship.

Even though I played college golf, my true love for the game came in volunteering for junior golf activities in South Carolina, which is how I became as involved as I am today.  After serving in various leadership roles as a volunteer with the Women's South Carolina Golf Association, the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, the Women's Carolinas Golf Association and the USGA on the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship Committee, I was fortunate enough to be hired to work in the game I love and respect.

In 1999 I headed west to Houston, where I've maintained a field office for the USGA for over 10 years. 

The Louisiana Golf Association provides numerous opportunities for all who play the game in Louisiana and ensures the vitality of the game for future golfers.  The Association offers a variety of tournaments and a system for its member clubs to provide golfers with a USGA Handicap Index.  Additionally and often unnoticed, the LGA rates all of your golf courses, provides Amateur Status services, develops junior golf programs, provides educational opportunities on the Rules and Handicapping and acts as a guardian of the game in Louisiana.  The LGA is supportive of upholding the traditions of the game by conducting first class competitions and providing golfers in Louisiana a full service association that is always ready to assist. 

I encourage all of you to use your membership to the fullest. If you have any friends, who are not LGA members, spread the word and encourage supporting the group that supports all who play the game in Louisiana. 

I look forward to communicating with you frequently and if I can ever be of assistance to you, please contact me at ajarrett@usga.org / 713-863-0832.  Thank you for your support of the United States Golf Association and the Alliance Membership Program offered through the Louisiana Golf Association.

Best regards,

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Allison O. Jarrett

Director, Regional Affairs - South Region


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