About

Making South Dakota Golf Better

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 two regional junior golf tours for junior golfers ages 8 to 18.

  • Handicapping

    The SDGA is authorized by the USGA to administer the World Handicap System™ and to issue Course Ratings™.

  • SDGA Junior Golf Foundation

    The SDGA Junior Golf Foundation oversees First Tee — South Dakota and awards six $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

  • Growing The Game

    The SDGA, through our efforts and by supporting our member clubs, 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
Joel McCartney

Tournament Director
Eric Gannon

Interns

  • PJ Boatwright Intern
    Peyton Hove
    Garretson
  • PJ Boatwright Intern
    Karsen Welbig
    Dell Rapids
  • PJ Boatwright Intern
    Jenna Sutcliffe
    Sioux Falls
  • West Region Junior Tour
    Natalie Young
    Rapid City
  • SDGA Intern
    Sophie Jansa
    Sioux Falls

SDGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President
    Andy Ainslie
    Rapid City
  • Vice President
    Jackie Witlock
    Aberdeen
  • Secretary
    Ryan Trasamar
    Sioux Falls

Directors

  • Bruce Ashland
    Rapid City
  • Kelly Farrar
    Rapid City
  • Karla Byrum
    Sioux Falls
  • Michael Keeton
    Pierre
  • Mark Stein
    Watertown
  • Jim Lather
    Sioux Falls
  • Ryan Trasamar
    Sioux Falls
  • Karla Cotton
    Sioux Falls
  • Brandon Sigmund
    Mitchell
  • Kyle Repp
    Yankton
  • Zac Gavlak, PGA
    PGA Advisor
    Brookings

SDGA JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION STAFF

  • Executive Director
    SDGA Jr Golf Foundation &
    First Tee — South Dakota
    Julie Jansa
  • Operations Director
    First Tee — South Dakota
    Kelli Sinksen

Executive Director
SDGA Jr Golf Foundation &
First Tee — South Dakota
Julie Jansa

Operations 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/Treasurer
    Kyle Repp
    SDGA Past President
    Yankton 

Directors

  • Dean Zahn, PGA
    Aberdeen
  • Bert Olson
    Sioux Falls
  • Jack Hieb
    Aberdeen
  • Andy Ainslie
    SDGA President
    Rapid City
  • Jackie Witlock
    SDGA Vice President
    Aberdeen
  • Tom Jansa, PGA
    SDGA Executive Director
    Sioux Falls