Social Responsibility Report

About the PGA of America

Founded in 1916, the PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals who work daily to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position by conducting premier spectator events, such as the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup, as well as significant philanthropic outreach initiatives and award-winning golf promotions. PGA Professionals bring energy to the game all around the world through engagement at their clubs and in their communities, inspiring individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to learn and play the game of golf.

By the Numbers

650 Million Households Reached by Broadcasts

Importance of PGA of America Professionals in the Golf Industry

PGA Professionals are the best-trained and educated golf experts in the world to support both sustainable growth of the game initiatives and the business of golf around the world. More importantly, they are the face of golf, connecting the millions of golfers who play across the country to the PGA and positively impacting the games and lives of players. Every day, PGA Professionals shape the future of the $84.1 billion golf industry, not just through teaching, but through their knowledge of the business of golf. PGA Professionals provide a range of services to clubs, from teaching students of all ages and skill levels, to encouraging participation by youth, women and minorities, to helping host charity tournaments, and to boosting confidence in new players so that they keep coming back to the game. They are equipped with their expertise in the game and are also excellent communicators and business strategists.

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Infographic: Everyday, PGA professionals shape the future of the nearly $70 Billion golf industry

Collaborating with Allied Organizations

While the PGA has many flagship programs and ongoing initiatives to grow the game of golf and advance social and environmental issues, we also collaborate with allied golf organizations such as the United States Golf Association (USGA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). Throughout this report, we reference collaborative efforts as well as some environmental initiatives led by those organizations.