PGA 2020 Vision Project
Golf Monthly|April 2021
This recently launched initiative from The PGA aims to better train and prepare existing PGA members and others who work or volunteer in the golf industry

The PGA 2020 Vision project marks a major landmark in the organisation’s 119-year history and perhaps its most significant and far-reaching evolution to date.

Over the past 25 years, many PGA pros have moved from their traditional pro shop and teaching roles into club management positions, quite possibly at your home club or a golf facility you visit regularly. Indeed, 25 per cent of PGA members currently hold management roles.

This changing work landscape for its members has been the catalyst for the first element of the PGA 2020 Vision project. This has seen the traditional single PGA membership category split into three distinct sectors – PGA Professional, PGA Coach and PGA Manager. These new categories will allow members to select the specialism most suited to their current or planned role and area of expertise.

The wider remit of the PGA 2020 Vision project, though, is to bring others who work in the golf industry – either in a professional or voluntary capacity – under the PGA umbrella via the formation of two new industry membership groups: The Business Management Group and the Club Volunteer Group.

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