About

Making South Dakota Golf Better

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 two regional junior golf tours for junior golfers ages 8 to 18.

  • Handicapping

    The SDGA is authorized by the USGA to administer the World Handicap System™ and to issue Course Ratings™.

  • SDGA Junior Golf Foundation

    The SDGA Junior Golf Foundation oversees First Tee — South Dakota and awards six $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

  • Growing The Game

    The SDGA, through our efforts and by supporting our member clubs, 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.

Volunteer/Serve

There are many ways that you can help the SDGA in our mission to administer quality events, provide services to our member clubs, and help grow the game. If you are looking to give back to the game, click this link: VOLUNTEER/SERVE

SDGA STAFF

Executive Director
Tom Jansa, PGA

Director of Member Services
Joel McCartney

Tournament Director
Eric Gannon, PGA

Interns

  • 2023 Interns TBA
  • Accepting Applications
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SDGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President
    Andy Ainslie
    Rapid City
  • Vice President
    Jackie Witlock
    Aberdeen
  • Secretary
    Ryan Trasamar
    Sioux Falls

Directors

  • Bruce Ashland
    Rapid City
  • Kelly Farrar
    Rapid City
  • Karla Byrum
    Sioux Falls
  • Michael Keeton
    Pierre
  • Mark Stein
    Watertown
  • Jim Lather
    Sioux Falls
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  • Ryan Messick
    Rapid City
  • Karla Cotton
    Sioux Falls
  • Brandon Sigmund
    Mitchell
  • Kyle Repp
    Yankton
  • Zac Gavlak, PGA
    PGA Advisor
    Brookings

SDGA JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION STAFF

Executive Director
SDGA Jr Golf Foundation &
First Tee — South Dakota
Julie Jansa

Operations Director
First Tee — South Dakota
Kelli Sinksen

SDGA JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President
    Dave Austad
    Sioux Falls
  • Vice President
    Patty Coddington
    Sioux Falls
  • Secretary/Treasurer
    Kyle Repp
    SDGA Past President
    Yankton 

Directors

  • Dean Zahn, PGA
    Aberdeen
  • Bert Olson
    Sioux Falls
  • Jack Hieb
    Aberdeen
  • Tommy Johnson
    Sioux Falls
  • Chris Thornton
    Sioux Falls
  • Jordan Anderson
    Sioux Falls
  • Kate Patrick
    Sioux Falls
  • Andy Ainslie
    SDGA President
    Rapid City
  • Jackie Witlock
    SDGA Vice President
    Aberdeen
  • Tom Jansa, PGA
    SDGA Executive Director
    Sioux Falls
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