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About Latina Golfers Association

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For the past 16 years, the Latina Golfers Association (LGA) has introduced thousands to the game of golf. The LGA empowers women by teaching them how to leverage golf as a business tool. What started as a passion and love of the game for founder, Azucena Maldonado, quickly turned into a movement with over 5,000 members. The response to the LGA’s golf clinics, golf lessons, etiquette workshops, golf outings, golf tournaments and networking receptions has been overwhelming. Women from all walks of life including bankers, realtors, attorneys, corporate professionals, entrepreneurs, doctors, educators, homemakers, media professionals and students have joined the LGA network. The LGA hosts events throughout the Southwest (and throughout the United States by special invitation).

 

“My passion for golf led me to found the Latina Golfers Association in 2008. I absolutely love introducing people, especially Latinas, to Golf. It’s a sport that enhances lives on a personal and professional level. Golf opened up a new world for me. The LGA is a movement and I want to share it with everyone! We too can become members of the elite “boys club”. Join me and the thousands of LGA members breaking gender and cultural barriers through golf.” -Azucena Maldonado

 

The success of the Latina Golfers Association is due, in part, to the inviting atmosphere we create at our golf events. The LGA eliminates the intimidating ambiance that surrounds the game of golf. Our golf events are fun, welcoming and put you at ease about learning the fundamentals of the game, including the importance of golf etiquette.

About Azucena Maldonado

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Azucena Maldonado is a trailblazer on a mission to transform girls’ and women’s lives through golf. She founded the Latina Golfers Association (LGA) in 2008 to introduce Latinas to the sport of golf for their personal, educational, and professional development. Women learn how to leverage golf as a business tool so they can advance in their careers/businesses and shatter the glass ceiling with a golf ball. The LGA empowers girls through its mentorship and leadership development programs that guide them on how to use golf as a fairway to a higher education. What started as a passion and love of the game quickly turned into a movement with over 3,000 members in Los Angeles County and many more throughout Southern California, Texas, and the East Coast of the United States. The Latina Golfers Association is an official strategic partner with the PGA of America and Callaway Golf for whom Azucena is an Ambassador. 

Azucena has received numerous awards and recognition for her efforts to introduce Latinas to golf. Among them are the NFL L.A. Chargers who recognized Azucena as their Latino Heritage honoree, the NBA L.A. Clippers named her their Community Hero,  Latina Style Magazine bestowed her their Leadership Award, she received the Latinas & Power National Latina Champion Award and Prospanica’s (national MBA’s) Brillante Award. She also received the Woman of the Year award from the National Hispanic Business Women’s Association (NHBWA) among others. Azucena was featured on the cover of Celebrando Latinas as well as Southland Golf Magazine and appeared in Golf Digest, Golf Business, SCGA FORE magazine, the SCPGA Program Magazine and the national PGA of America Magazine. She was also featured in Golf Legend, Arnold Palmer’s, Kingdom magazine. 

Azucena serves on the board of directors of the Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and on the executive board of the California Alliance for Golf. She serves on the USGA’s (AGA) Advocacy Working Group Committee and the PGA Of America Southern California Section Advisory Board, and the National Golf Course Superintendents Association DEI Advisory Board. She serves on the Golf Advisory Committees of the City of Los Angeles and the County of Los Angeles and is a board member of the Southern California Golf Association. 

Our Intention

Empower Girls & Women

Through Golf

Promote Business

& Economic Growth

Build a Supportive Community For Each Other

Promote Health & Wellness

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