We all know what PGA Professionals traditionally do at golf clubs. They run the pro shop, fit you for clubs, give you lessons and quite often take your green fee. In many instances, they are the golf club’s main ‘front of house’ man or woman and very often the first port of call for many visitors.
But what does the organization to which they belong do? As with all things in life, times are changing, and it’s no different for The PGA, now well into its second century. It is having to continually evolve as the world of golf and the landscape at golf clubs continue to evolve.
The most recent, highly significant change has been The PGA 2020 Vision project outlined previously in Golf Monthly. To recap, in response to more and more PGA Professionals now pursuing different career paths within the industry, The PGA has split its membership into three distinct sectors – PGA Professional, PGA Coach, and PGA Manager – so members can choose the most relevant specialism.
Beyond that, PGA 2020 Vision is now giving others who work in the industry either professionally or voluntarily the chance to come into the fold via its new Business Management Group or Club Volunteer Group. These two new membership categories allow anyone working in the golf industry to join and reap the benefits of The PGA’s expertise and resources.
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