Since its inception, the ASGA has been dedicated to providing its members with a championship golf event schedule augmented by a variety of social functions

ASGA strives to provide Members with exceptional golf and travel experiences both in the United States and abroad. Events are scheduled at top Resorts and using the experience of the Directors and the buying power of the group, lodging and golf rates are always more attractive than could be arranged by couples travelling individually. In addition, ASGA Members often arrange for the group to play golf rounds at area private clubs that would be otherwise inaccessible such as Bonita Bay Club in Florida, Saucon Valley in Pennsylvania and Oyster Harbors Club/Hyannisport Club/Wianno Club annually in September for the Cape Cod Clambake.

Members are gentlemen 50 or more in age who love golf not only as a game, but also for the camaraderie and companionship it affords. Members and their wives who regularly attend tournaments are genuinely friendly and congenial individuals.

Bill Diddle being presented with an award for his many contributions to the American Seniors at Palm Beach in 1966

Frank Ross presents the Distinguished Senior Award to Quittner for his outstanding contributions to the AMerican Seniors

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History

The American Seniors Golf Association was founded in 1935 when the first of a series of annual winter tournaments was played among seniors at the Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring, Florida. Since its inception, the ASGA has been dedicated to providing its members with a championship golf event schedule augmented by a variety of social functions. By securing world-class sites in desirable locations, the ASGA attracts competitive amateur golfers ages 50 and over from all over the United States and beyond.

1964 Tournament program featuring Bob Kiersky and Adrian McMenus

Leadership from ASGA and JSGA come together in Kyoto at the 2018 Matches

ASGA/JSGA Quittner/Nabeshima Goodwill Matches

Every two years, the American Seniors Golf Association and the Japanese Senior Golf Association come together for a spirited competition in a Ryder Cup style event called the ASGA/JSGA Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches. The first such event took place in Hakone, Japan, located near Mount Fuji, in 1962 with the blessing of President Eisenhower, who saw the event as a means to help repair relations between the two countries. The original idea came from Prince Nabeshima of Japan and “Eggs” Quittner, the captain of the 1962 American team, and the result has been nothing short of transformative.

The second match was played in 1964 at Pinehurst, and since that time the event has been held every two years. In 2012, the ASGA hosted what was the 50th anniversary of the matches in Pinehurst. That event coincided with the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Japanese Senior Golf Association. An incredibly special edition of the matches was hosted by JSGA in Kyoto, Japan in October 2018 with an overwhelming turnout and support from both teams.

Friendship and goodwill have developed through the competition between the two associations. While a language barrier may exist for many, the event is always a good test of golf which is remembered most for the spirited sense of competition and camaraderie. In 2018, the two associations made a pledge to continue the tradition in hopes that they can ensure that the ASGA/JSGA Quittner-Nabeshima Goodwill Matches will enjoy another 50 years.

Naruo Golf Club in Kyoto, host site of the 2018 Matches

To this day, the ASGA is unwavered in our philosophy to offer our members world-class tournaments at the finest courses both in the US and abroad

ASGA is also proud to maintain an extremely well-endowed Charitable Trust which supports youth through golf in the communities in which we live and visit for Events.

ASGA Charitable TrustNews
January 25, 2022

ASGA Charitable Trust donates $25,000 to the Gary and Vivienne Player Foundation

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The two most important ingredients in the success of the American Senior Golf Association are the quality of our membership and the outstanding resort and golf venues we visit.

Tom ColePresident