MAGA of California.
The beautiful vehicle that Mexican Americans have established to facilitate the benefits of recreational and competitive golf, as well as, cultural identity and camaraderie.
Why the creation of MAGA?
Mexican Americans, as late as 1962, were not readily accepted in public and private golf organization, nor could they readily obtain access to golf courses for tournament play. Something had to be done to change this condition.
Our deep appreciation to our principal founders, Nash Fernandez; President, who on July 1st, 1962, along with Danny Jimenez; Vice President, Joe Gonzales; Secretary, Bob Duarte; Treasurer, and Board members; Frank Fernandez, Alphonso Gamboa, Vince Perez, Jess Renteria, and Danny Villanueva, all residents of the Fresno area, signed their names to the Articles of Incorporation. This document, along with the Bylaws, was submitted to the Secretary of State; Frank M. Jordan, who on August 3, 1963 officially signed such and established the Mexican American Golf Association as a Nonprofit, Tax Exempt California Corporation with its headquarters in the City of Fresno, California.
The spirit with which MAGA was founded in the Fresno community quickly spread to the Santa Clara, Visalia/Tulare, Contra Costa, Stockton, Oakland/San Francisco, Sacramento, Modesto, Bakersfield, North Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Delano, Palo Alto, Kings County, Porterville, Napa, San Jose, Twin Cities, Salinas, San Benito, Ventura, San Gabriel Valley, Long Beach, San Diego, Ventura County, Escondido, Imperial Valley, South Bay And Madera communities, where chapters have been formed. Today, MAGA has grown to be the largest Hispanic golfing . . . More . . .