Alliance Partners

"Our goal is to educate the legislative community on the importance of our industry to the State of Michigan."


Golf Association of Michigan

The not-for-profit Golf Association of Michigan has a singular mission: to promote, preserve, and serve amateur golf. Since 1919, the organization has been committed to working for the best interests of the game itself. Our efforts impact everyone involved in the sport — from individual golfers and golf clubs to course owners, PGA professionals, and course superintendents.

GAM annual dues provide much more than an official GAM/USGA Handicap. Our members are investing in the game, leveraging the efforts of hundreds of dedicated volunteers who are giving back in many important and meaningful ways. Membership in the GAM is the best value in golf for ALL stakeholders. We encourage you to “GET IN THE GAM & GET THE BEST VALUE IN GOLF!”


Greater Michigan Club Managers Association

The Greater Michigan Club Managers Association is a professional association of managers of membership clubs in Michigan. Our Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has over 100 members across all classifications, representing clubs from Monroe to Traverse City, and from Detroit to Kalamazoo.

Our manager members operate more than 75 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, town and yacht clubs. The objectives of the GMCMA are to promote and advance friendly relations among persons connected with the management of clubs and other associations of similar character; to encourage the education and advancement of  members, and to assist club officers and members, through their managers, to secure the utmost in efficient and successful operations.

Our goal is to offer excellent chapter education and business meetings on a variety of topics relative to the private club industry with the support and resources of the Club Managers Association of America. We also engage with and support the student chapters at Michigan State University and Ferris State University.      

The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the professional Association for managers of membership clubs. CMAA has close to 6,500 members. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 37 staff, 46 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. 


Michigan Golf Course Association

The Michigan Golf Course Association is the non-profit association whose mission is to promote and preserve the best interest of the private sector of the Michigan golf industry. The MGCA monitors and influences state political activity and legislation that may affect the private sector of the Michigan golf course industry. We promote the use of private sector golf courses and train, educate and develop the Michigan golf course owners and operators.

We have a 35-year history of partnering with our members to work through golf's market cycles and myriad business issues.We have a unique understanding of what owners and operators like you face daily - and offer the tools needed to succeed in the complex and competitive business of golf.


Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association

The MiGCSA is dedicated to providing value to our members through programs and services that enhance our profession. Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association members are consistently recognized as a community of professionals networking and supporting one another to enhance their position in the golf industry, supporters of scholarships, education and research efforts to benefit our members, professionals working to enhance environmental stewardship, leaders on initiatives to grow the game of golf, crucial to the economic vitality of golf and actively participating in the betterment of their communities.


Michigan Section PGA

The mission of the Michigan Section PGA is to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry.

The Michigan Section PGA will accomplish this mission by enhancing the skills of its professionals and the opportunities for amateurs, employers, manufacturers, employees, and the general public.

In so doing, the Michigan Section PGA will elevate the standards of the professional golfer's vocation, enhance the economic well-being of the individual member, stimulate interest in the game of golf, and promote the overall vitality of the game.


Michigan Turfgrass Foundation

The Michigan Turfgrass Foundation (MTF) is a nonprofit organization which supports research at Michigan State University to find better turfgrasses and better methods of turfgrass maintenance. Incorporated in 1957, the MTF has achieved success in fulfilling these needs through research and education. Located at the Robert W. Hancock Turfgrass Research Center on the Michigan State University campus, the MTF continues its successes in these areas by working closely with the University and the industry to raise the funding needed to support turfgrass research.