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Our History

In 2014, the USGA celebrated its 120th anniversary as the national governing body for golf in the United States, its territories and Mexico. A lot of history has been made in the first 120 years, and the Association continues to evolve in exciting ways. In that celebratory spirit, we are revisiting USGA milestones in a four-part series divided into 30-year segments.

1894-1924: America's Early Golf Heroes

1925-1954: Jones, Hogan and Zaharias

1955-1984: Arnie's Arrival Gives Game New Life

1985-Present: Tiger and the Global Game

120 Years in VideoThe USGA's history has coincided with the game's most pivotal moments and influential figures.