Education is central to the mission of the PGA of America to grow the game and better serve our members. Whether it’s through our partnerships with universities or cutting-edge business simulations provided to our managers, the PGA Education department provides lifelong learning opportunities to our members.
Our education approach ensures that we not only maintain operational excellence at our facilities, but that our Professionals are regarded as the highest qualified and most respected leaders in the industry. The PGA Education program provides training opportunities to develop the capability and capacity of the PGA workforce so they can bring energy to the game and positively impact millions of golfers around the world.
The PGA of America has a diverse offering of educational programs for professionals and aspiring professionals of all career levels. Our professionals are required to complete 54 hours of professional development within a three-year cycle. Many PGA Professionals attend more training than required, making them even more equipped to develop the business of golf throughout their careers.
We offer our members a wide range of training and development programs for them to continue to develop their skills and be able to best serve in their chosen career path as a PGA Professional. We offer training in both online-based sessions and in-person sessions at PGA events such as our annual PGA Merchandise Show, the largest golf trade show in the world.