Heading West: Regional Director Larry Berroya Opens New AJGA West Regional Office

Larry Berroya, AJGA Regional Director, West, can now be found in the Golden State, where the American Junior Golf Association has opened its second Regional Office in Palm Desert, Calif.

As a part of the program established in 2005, Regional Directors provide consistency and promote the AJGA’s mission in each of five geographic regions of the country. While the AJGA’s national headquarters are located in Braselton, Ga., approximately an hour northeast of Atlanta, the high demand for Regional Directors to travel within their respective states posed a unique need for Regional offices.

“Since its inception, our Regional Director program has allowed us to better serve our local members, sponsors and host facilities,” said Jason Etzen, executive vice president of corporate partnerships. “Opening Regional Offices has allowed us to elevate that service even higher.”

The AJGA’s first Regional Office was opened in Chicago in 2006 where Midwest Regional Director Matt Larson operates and a third will be opened in Texas this fall.

“I am excited about the opportunity to provide better accessibility to all our West Coast supporters,” Berroya said. “I am also excited by the opportunity to work with the Southern California PGA (SCPGA), which has nurtured several generations of terrific junior golfers.”

The SCPGA ( operates one of the premiere junior tours in California, including the prestigious Toyota Tour Cup series.

Assistant Executive Director Nikki Gatch said the SCPGA was excited to host the new AJGA office, which will serve the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

“We look forward to continuing to foster the relationship between the SCPGA and the AJGA,” Gatch said. “It is a tremendous benefit for our staff and junior members to have Larry Berroya and the AJGA in such close proximity."

West Coast members and supporters may now contact Larry Berroya with any questions at:

American Junior Golf Association
West Regional Office
41-945 Boardwalk, Suite G
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 341-4323