The Advocates Professional Golf Association was established in 2008 as a non-profit organization with the mission to bring greater diversity to the game of golf. The APGA Tour Board of Directors work to accomplish this by hosting and operating professional golf tournaments, player development programs, mentoring programs and by introducing the game to inner city young people.
The APGA Tour consists of up to eight tournaments nationwide with over $250,000 in prize money. The Lexus Cup Bonus Pool provides an additional $30,000 for APGA Tour members. In addition to a professional division each APGA event features an amateur division for players with handicaps of 5 or less.
Charlie Sifford Player Development Program
To develop the next generation of minority college and professional golfers the APGA Tour Sifford Development Program provides free clinics, mentors, equipment and complimentary entries fees to young golfers.
Growing The Game
To bring greater diversity to the game of golf the APGA Tour has partnered with inner city youth organizations to introduce both boys and girls to the game. APGA also sponsors Diversity Symposiums where leaders of the minority golf community gather to discuss ways too best diversify the sport.