The PGA's philosophy is to provide the golf industry with the highest quality professional coaches, retailers, managers, players and general promoters of the game, through superior training, education and on-going member development.
The PGA believes it takes time and focus to develop the type of Professionals who are the best, most effective and productive in the golf industry. That is why it sometimes takes a PGA Applicant for Membership up to six years to achieve his/her PGA Class 'AA' status.
To become a full fledged ‘AA’ member of the PGA, a professional must be engaged in the PGA’s Professional Development Programme. This identifies a person with developing expertise in one or more of the following areas:
More detailed information on the PGA Training Programme, CPD programme and details of PGA Membership can be found in the 'Industry Guide to PGA Membership & Member Education'.
As a golf club, can you afford not to have a PGA Member working for you?
A PGA Member provides your club with:
PGA Professionals have been pivotal in the successful running of golf facilities; being leaders in the game of golf since 1901. Here are a few reasons why you should employ a PGA Professional to lead your golf facility:
Can serve many roles at your facility, inc:
The PGA Role Descriptors document provides you with a starting point to ensure that you identify the right PGA Pro for your business, by way of a set of role descriptors that can begin the process of identifying which particular competencies and qualities you are looking for from a PGA Professional.
The PGA Professional is the logical choice for your facility.
The PGA Professional knows the golf industry, and has the business and professional skills necessary to be successful for your business, making the game more enjoyable for your new and exisiting customers.