Educating the Member remains a top priority for the Section. It is the number one way that PGA Members can add value to themselves and to their facilities. It is the focus of the Education Committee to offer programs that the Membership sees as valuable programs in the hopes that our Members will take advantage of them. The Section will do everything possible to secure quality educational programs for as little cost to the Members as possible.
Credit requirements will consist of two categories: 54 Total Credits, 36 of which must be from PGA Meeting/PGA Education (Any meeting or education program conducted or co-conducted by the National, Section or Chapter. Example of a co-conducted program is the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshops). The other 18 MSR’s can be earned for service or volunteer duties, etc.
Spring Business Meeting
West Chapter Spring Business Meeting
Fall Membership Meeting
West Chapter Fall Membership Meeting
Bear Creek, Rolling Hills and Fossil Trace to Serve as Stops on Denver Metro Tour
Monday, August 20, 2019
Recognizing that Merchandising is vitally important to many of our PGA Professionals and with experts in our backyard, the Education Committee has decided to bring back our Merchandise Tour in 2019. The event will include one-hour tours of three different clubs in the West Denver Metro area; Bear Creek Golf Club, The Club at Rolling Hills and Fossil Trace Golf Club.
At Bear Creek Golf Club we will hear from Kirk Rider, PGA Head Professional. Rider earned the 2015 Private Merchandiser of the Year Award. Rider owns the Golf Shop at the all-men’s club which features a Mill River Plan. (Women are welcome to tour Bear Creek GC.)
The Club at Rolling Hills is led by Director of Golf Jeff Seltz, PGA. Seltz and his team has been a finalist in the Private Merchandiser of the Year category and feature an expansive golf shop in newer clubhouse.
At Fossil Trace Golf Club, attendees will hear from Jim Hajek, the 2015 PGA of America Merchandiser of the Year in the Public Category. Fossil Trace is a high-end public facility that uses tons of creativity in their merchandising.
Attendees will Tour each facility and then will gather for lunch at Fossil Trace, the last stop of the Tour. Registration is open to PGA Members, Associates and members of the AGM.
The PGA Specialist Program is an online, career-enhancing educational curriculum that supports the goals of PGA Members who are committed to continuously improving their business and teaching skills to meet the increasing demands of the golf industry. This online approach ensures “on-demand” access when your schedule permits, while reducing time and travel costs associated with traditional classes.
The program offers three specializations:
The Certified Professional Program is an online, career-enhancing educational curriculum that supports the goals of PGA members who are committed to continuously improving their business and teaching skills to meet the increasing demands of the golf industry. This online approach ensures “on-demand” access when your schedule permits, while reducing time and travel costs associated with traditional classes.
The program offers four certifications:
The revised PGA Master Professional Program (MPP 2.0) showcases a PGA Certified Professional’s continued expertise and experience in his or her specific career path through a proven track record of success and industry involvement. This program is designed to quantify and promote more value to employers and elevate the image of the PGA Certified Professional through a progressive approach to lifelong learning guided by enhanced mentoring and coaching.
The program offers four career paths for demonstrating one’s career Body of Work:
2020 Date TBD
Teaching with Technology
Monday, September 30, 2019
Colorado National Golf Club
The third annual Colorado PGA Teaching and Coaching Workshop will include a new theme this year based on feedback the Education Committee has received through their survey. The workshop will continue to highlight Colorado PGA Members and Associates who are raising the bar in instruction but will have a focus on how those instructors utilize technology into their teaching.
Details of the workshop are still being finalized. To date, Blast Motion, Trackman and Operation36 are just a few of the companies that will be included in the workshop.
The event will be hosted at Colorado National Golf Club in CU Golf Team’s indoor practice facility. Look for more information on the event as it is finalized.
West Chapter Teaching and Coaching Workshop
2020 Date TBD
Almost everyone has some sort of significant goal or aspiration they hope to achieve in the future. For a number of people, this includes some type of long-term career plan or dream job that they would like to obtain. While these major objectives may seem difficult or even impossible to achieve, they can appear much more manageable through the use of a career plan or a reliable roadmap.
Join PGA Career Consultant, Keith Soriano, PGA, at one of three session scheduled throughout the Section to set your goals and maximize your true potential.
Colorado PGA Members can earn MSR credits through a number of online options.
PGA of America Compensation Survey
Check back at a later date for the 2020 Compensation Survey
Golf Scorecards – Principles of Scorecard Design
Description – A free, one hour online course eligible from Golf Scorecards, Inc. To earn a credit, PGA Members must watch the video and then pass a short online assessment.
1 MSR Credit
PGA of America Merchandise Show Videos
Description – Members who may still need to earn MSR credits will currently find the videos from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show. By watching the videos and passing the assessment test, the MSR credits earned will be posted to the PGA Required category.
2 PGA Required MSR Credits per video
USGA Rules of Golf Workshop
Description – With major changes to the Rules of Golf taking effect on January 1, 2019, the USGA and PGA will offer an expanded schedule of 35 workshops.
Up to 32 MSR Credits
There are a number of other opportunities available to earn MSR Credits not listed here. If you believe an event you attended should be worth points, please reference the Earn and Report MSRs Page.