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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.

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The South Dakota Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association, partnering with the United States Golf Association to conduct USGA qualifiers, administer the World Handicap System, and issue course ratings.

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The SDGA Junior Golf Foundation oversees First Tee — 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

  • Tom Jansa, PGA


Director of Member Services

  • Aaron Hieb


Interns

  • Courtney Heath, Sisseton - PJ Boatwright Intern
  • Jenna Sutcliffe, Sioux Falls - PJ Boatwright Intern
  • Kaleb Eich, Chester - PJ Boatwright Intern
  • Natalie Young, Rapid City - West Region Junior Tour
  • Sophie Jansa, Sioux Falls 

SDGA Board Of Directors

President

  • Kyle Repp, Yankton


Vice President

  • Andy Ainslie, Rapid City


Secretary

  • Jackie Witlock, Aberdeen


Directors

  • Nick Heig, Rapid City
  • Jack Hieb, Aberdeen
  • Karla Byrum, Sioux Falls
  • Michael Keeton, Pierre
  • Mark Stein, Watertown
  • Jim Lather, Sioux Falls
  • Ryan Trasamar, Sioux Falls
  • Karla Cotton, Sioux Falls
  • Ryan Messick, Rapid City
  • Levi Pearson, Watertown, PGA Advisor

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SDGA Junior Golf Foundation Staff

Executive Director - Foundation and First Tee — South Dakota

  • Tom Jansa, PGA (Interim ED)


Program 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

  • Kyle Repp, Yankton


Treasurer

  • Dave Austad, Sioux Falls


Directors

  • Dean Zahn, Aberdeen
  • Bert Olson, Sioux Falls
  • Andy Ainslie, Rapid City
  • Nick Heig, Rapid City
  • Jack Hieb, Aberdeen
  • Jackie Witlock, Aberdeen
  • Karla Byrum, Sioux Falls
  • Michael Keeton, Pierre
  • Mark Stein, Watertown
  • Jim Lather, Sioux Falls
  • Ryan Trasamar, Sioux Falls
  • Karla Cotton, Sioux Falls
  • Ryan Messick, Rapid City