The CGA provides the easiest, most cost-effective, and most complete golf event management tool for tournament directors available on the internet.
President: Mike Munson,
Director of Business Operations: Greg Long,
Michael Garten - Executive Director, World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship
David Sandlin - National Account Manager
Frances Nee- Director of Club Relations, Southern California Golf Association
The Regional Manager is a key contact with area colleges & universities and assists them with the education of CGA services and resources.
History of the Collegiate Golf Alliance
CGA was formed by a group of recreational professionals from two major Universities on the West Coast with an extensive background and passion for golf. The purpose of the CGA is to provide the resources and services for the development of golf programs primarily on college campus. Tools and resources are available to help develop golf programs, affiliate golf interest clubs, lessons, clinics, fundraising tournaments, non -competitive outings, and social functions in your community.
CGA has experience in golf course management and have served on several state and regional golf boards and committees. The managing partners are active professional associations and have chaired several committees that have developed national and regional fundraising tournaments. They have made numerous professional presentations related to the golf industry. The managing partners have implemented Southern California Golf Association Affiliate Golf Clubs at major universities on the West Coast. Some of the University clubs has over 250 student, staff, faculty, and alumni members at each campus. In 2007 over $700,000 was collectively raised by University planning committees that these partners served on.
CGA Quotes and Testimonials
"This event is the collegiate golf world's hidden treasure."
Intramural Director, URI
CGA Regional Tournaments
"I was shocked at the quantity and quality of the awards being given out. Very expensive golf clubs and gear was awarded and raffled; I believe everyone left with far more than the cost of their play."
Director, Sport Clubs CAL
CGA Western Regional
"Through the efforts of everyone involved, our expectations for a first-rate event were met beyond our imagination. You were a vital part of making this tournament the success that it was, and I thank you for helping us produce a memorable post-season tournament in its inaugural year".
Vice President/General Manager Pac-10 Properties
Pac-10 Basketball Hall of Honor Golf Classic
"Your time and support are extremely valuable and your experience helped to put together another great tournament for the alumni".
Robin Y. Underwood
USC Director of Alumni Affairs
Marshall School Of Business Alumni Golf Tournament
"The Southwest passes are great. Very convenient". On the Regional Prizes and contests- The Taylor Made Driver was probably the most coveted. People love the SWA vouchers."
Justin Allen, President
UT Austin, MBA Golf Club
2003 CGA Collegiate Golf Champion
"CGA has organized and directed the USC Baseball Golf Classic for five years of tremendous success. The planning and preparation has been sensational, we've enjoyed outstanding financial rewards, and the participants rave about the quality of the event."
Mike Gillespie, Head Baseball Coach
University of Southern California
"Your attention to detail and sixteen years of experience combined with your ability to draw on the collective resources of colleges & universities across the country provide an extremely valuable asset to any college or university event."
Mike Garten, Executive Director
World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship
La Costa Resort & Spa
"I recently received your letter sharing the great news on the donation to the NIRSA Foundation on behalf of the Collegiate Golf Alliance. Please know that we very much appreciate your leadership in this important endeavor and the dollars that will allow us to continue to best service the NIRSA membership in many areas. My sincere Thank You for this special gift!."
NIRSA Foundation Chair
Associate Director of Athletics:
Director of Intramural Recreational Sports University of Virginia
"The ease and professionalism you bring to a golf tournament is matched by none. I have never been involved in a golf tournament that ran so smoothly and have received so many compliments from the participants. Thanks again for all your hard work!"
Brian Luft, LMU Director of Development University Athletic Programs
I just wanted to drop a quick note to say that it was a pleasure meeting you at the NCGC and to personally thank you and the rest of the staff for a job well done in planning the events for the weekend. I thought the tournament and associated events were successful. The accommodations at Palace Station were excellent, and I enjoyed meeting the competitors and organizers at the House of Blues. The course was in great shape and provided a challenging layout.
Once again, thanks for everything!
Mark McNabb - Team Marquette
"NIRSA is proud to endorse the 2005 National Collegiate Golf Championship [NCGC] offered by the Collegiate Golf Alliance [CGA], and wishes all golfers the best of luck at the third annual NCGC tournament in Las Vegas. CGA provides a valuable recreational opportunity for amateur collegiate golfers through the NCGC, and its continued support of the NIRSA Foundation helps provide future recreational sports professionals with opportunities for professional development, research, scholarships, and educational resources".
Kent J. Blumenthal, Ph.D., CAE, CRSS, Executive Director
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association