The European Golf Association was founded during a meeting held in Luxembourg on the 20th of November 1937.
The Association declares as its foundation the observance of the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status as laid down by the R&A Limited.
The Association concerns itself solely with matters of an international character. Membership is restricted to European National Amateur Golf Associations, Federations or Unions.
The Association is presently composed of 44 member countries and is governed by the following Committees: Executive Committee (10 members); Championship Committee (12 members); EGA Handicapping & Course Rating Committee; EGA Sustainable Golf Committee.