JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Golf Association is pleased to announce that Sterling Bank has been designated as the Presenting Sponsor of the MGA’s tournament schedule for the playing seasons of 2023 through 2027. Sterling Bank is the first organization to ever take on this title.

As Presenting Sponsor, you will start seeing Sterling Bank content on MGA newsletters, emails, and at events. Their support will allow the Missouri Golf Association to improve our operations and increase the quality of our communication with golfers from around the state.

“The MGA is beyond excited to be in partnership with Sterling Bank. When we began the process of looking for a Presenting Sponsor, Sterling was at the very top of the list,” MGA President Wayne Fredrick said. “We saw a great opportunity with Sterling, and are honored that they felt the same way. Knowing their leadership and their values made it an easy decision to create a long term partnership. We look forward to working with Scott and the team at Sterling to grow the game of golf in Missouri.”

Sterling Bank is a full-service community bank. They operate in very competitive markets that include community, regional and national banks. 

“Sterling Bank has a proud history of supporting the Missouri Golf Association and the great game of golf. Golf is a sport enjoyed by our customers, employees, and shareholders,” said Scott E. Spencer, President & CEO of Sterling Bank. “Through golf competition, examples of sportsmanship, integrity and character are paramount.”

Sterling Bank has locations throughout Missouri, a branch in the Chicago suburb of St. Charles, Illinois, and a branch in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with continued expansion in Arkansas. 

“Sterling Bank is honored for this opportunity to partner with the Missouri Golf Association in support of all the golfers throughout Missouri,” Spencer said. “We look forward to assisting with the MGA’s continued vision and success.”

The Missouri Golf Association is excited to continue fostering our relationship with Sterling Bank and improving our efforts to support the sport of golf in Missouri. 

For more information on Sterling Bank, visit www.

For more information on this partnership or on the Missouri Golf Association, contact the MGA office at (573) 636-8994 or


About MGA

The Missouri Golf Association is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri. The Missouri Golf Association was started in St. Louis in 1905 to run the Amateur Championship. Four founding clubs would be the ones in existence in St. Louis in those early years – St. Louis Country Club, Algonquin Golf Club, Glen Echo Golf Club and Normandie Golf Club. Four years later, the invite-only Missouri Amateur was held in Kansas City at Evanston Club. 1911 marked the real organization of the MGA with Bonner Miller as Secretary and Executive Director. Ever since then, the MGA has striven to provide tournaments and spaces for Missouri golfers to sharpen their skills and enjoy the game.