Since 1946, Houston Golf Association (HGA) , host organization for The Houston Open, has elevated Houston’s PGA TOUR event and put the city in the national and international spotlight year after year. The Houston Open is the 10th longest running event on the PGA TOUR. The event’s rich heritage, elite field, strong fan engagement and deep community roots continue to maintain this legendary PGA TOUR event’s iconic status in golf.
The benefits of The Houston Open reach well beyond golf. Over $70 million has been raised in 71 years to support worthy causes. Hundreds of thousands of youth benefit from Houston Golf Association’s programs year-round, proving that a golf tournament has the capacity to change lives and improve communities.
THE FIRST TEE OF GREATER HOUSTON
The First Tee of Greater Houston is at the forefront of Houston Golf Association’s programs. The First Tee’s Greater Houston chapter, which boasts the largest participant outreach in the worldwide network, operates an in-school program in over 488 area schools. Students are taught life lessons, the Nine Core Values and the Nine Healthy Habits, all through the game of golf. By utilizing the chapter’s 10 green grass facilities spread throughout the Houston area, plus other outreach initiatives, the program reaches nearly 350,000 young people annually.
OTHER CORE CHARITIES
Net proceeds from the Houston Open also support several other core charities that provide critical programs and resources to young people and their families. Chinquapin Preparatory School, Cenikor Foundation, Inc. and Project Joy and Hope, which joined Houston’s PGA TOUR family in 1979, 1996 and 2014, respectively, are the tournament’s ongoing beneficiaries and provide volunteers during tournament week.
Houston Golf Association and its member volunteers make a difference for Houston communities and their youth through golf, outreach programs, events and fundraising.
Net proceeds from the Houston Open benefit local charities, so by attending the tournament, you’ll join the thousands of people who help generate millions of dollars for youth development programs and charitable organizations.