The World Golf Foundation is a nonprofit organization that unites the golf industry and those who love the game in support of initiatives that promote, enhance the growth of, and provide access to the game of golf worldwide, while preserving golf's traditional values and passing them on to others.
The World Golf Foundation ("WGF") was founded in 1993 and is supported by the world's major golf organizations and professional Tours. WGF focuses on a variety of initiatives to grow and celebrate the game of golf around the world. Through The First Tee, WGF focuses on positively impacting the lives of young people. Under the banner of the World Golf Hall of Fame, it recognizes and celebrates golf's greatest players and contributors and serves as an inspiration to golfers and fans worldwide. And WGF's GOLF 20/20 initiative pursues programs to ensure golf's continued growth and vitality. All WGF initiatives work together to support the growth of the game among youth, women and minorities, while also fostering diversity within the golf industry.
WGF also serves the golf industry in a variety of other roles, including acting as a centralized vehicle for communicating the industry's initiatives to the media, initiating research projects to demonstrate the game's scope and impact, and providing a unified approach to the anti-doping policies being implemented by the major global professional Tours.