Skip to Main Content
Enter Tournaments
Golf Club At Red Rock

Golf Club at Red Rock, Rapid City, SD

The mission of the South Dakota Golf Association is to foster, promote and conserve the true spirit and the best interest in the game of golf in the state of South Dakota, as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions. The SDGA conducts 16 championships and sponsors a statewide junior golf tour for junior golfers ages 8 to 18.

The South Dakota Golf Association is licensed by the USGA to administer the USGA Handicap System and to issue Course Ratings.

The SDGA Junior Golf Foundation oversees The First Tee of South Dakota, offers six $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and conducts a variety of golf clinics.

The SDGA is continually striving to improve the game of golf in South Dakota. We thank the members of our association for their support which enables us to provide our programs and services.

SDGA Staff

Executive Director

  • Wade Merry


Director, Rules and Competitions

  • Ben Larson, PGA


Executive Director, First Tee of South Dakota

  • Coralee Jorgensen, PGA


First Tee of SD Program Director

  • Kelli Sinksen


PJ Boatwright Interns

  • Sam Olson
  • Kali Trautman
  • Tatum Richards

SDGA Board Of Directors

President

  • Don Berger, Britton


Vice President

  • Merv Bouchie, Mitchell


Directors

  • Andy Ainslie, Rapid City
  • Kevin Buntrock, Rapid City
  • Patty Coddington, Sioux Falls
  • Denis Fokken, Yankton
  • Nick Heig, Rapid City
  • Kyle Repp, Yankton
  • Bill Scholten, Brookings
  • Jennifer Stalley, Rapid City
  • Levi Pearson, Watertown, PGA Advisor
  • Dan Wegener, Sioux Falls, Golf Course Superintendents Association Advisor
Sutton Bay Golf Course

Sutton Bay, Agar, SD

SDGA Junior Golf Foundation Board of Directors

President

  • Dean Zahn, Aberdeen


Vice President

  • Bert Olson, Sioux Falls


Secretary

  • Patty Coddington, Sioux Falls


Treasurer

  • Kyle Repp, Yankton


Directors

  • Andy Ainslie, Rapid City
  • Don Berger, Britton
  • Merv Bouchie, Mitchell
  • Kevin Buntrock, Rapid City
  • Matt Einspahr, Brookings
  • Denis Fokken, Yankton
  • Nick Heig, Rapid City
  • Bill Scholten, Brookings
  • Jennifer Stalley, Pierre