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Education

Education

The new MSR requirement cycle began on June 16, 2018 and will run through June 15, 2021.

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.

PGA Member Service Requirement Policy:

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.

Education Events

Spring Business Meeting

  • Pinehurst Country Club
  • March 25, 2019

 

West Chapter Spring Business Meeting

  • Bookcliff Country Club
  • April 18, 2019
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Fall Membership Meeting

  • Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club
  • October 14, 2019
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West Chapter Fall Membership Meeting

“Quick Question: Are you interested in learning how to grow business and create more revenue for you and your facility?”

Join Ted Eleftheriou, PGA member and Director of Golf Program Development for the PGA of America, for an informative, interactive and engaging workshop designed to assist PGA members like you, grow business and revenue. Discover how to increase your value by increasing the value you bring to your facility and your customers. (This was previously the Revenue 2.0 Workshop.)

Topics include:

  • A look at Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and the PGA’s American Development Model (ADM).
  • Exploring the new PGA.Coach web-based ADM training certification and the mobile app.
  • Increasing business and revenue.
  • Understanding your value as a PGA golf professional and the impact you bring to your business, facility and customers/members.
  • Strategies for attracting and retaining new and existing customers.
  • The importance of managing the experience along the customer pathway.
  • A new way of looking at marketing and promoting products and services.

Come prepared to learn, share, and engage in the conversation!

Meridian Golf Club
April 3, 2019
8:00am – 4:00pm

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:

  • Executive Management
  • Golf Operations
  • Teaching & Coaching

 

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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:

  • General Management
  • Golf Operations
  • Teaching & Coaching
  • Player Development

 

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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:

  • General Management
  • Golf Operations
  • Teaching & Coaching
  • Player Development

 

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Fossil Trace Golf Club

March 12, 2019

Fall 2019

More information to come

Colorado PGA Members can earn MSR credits through a number of online options.

PGA of America Compensation Survey

Description – Know where you stand on the compensation scale compared to other PGA Professionals. Complete the survey by March 31, 2019.

This survey provides important information to assist with performance evaluations, contract renewals, staff budgeting and other employer/employee interactions. Thus allowing PGA Professionals and their employers to know where they stand on the compensation scale in comparison with other Professionals.

2 Required MSR Credits

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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

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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

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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

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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 fill out the MSR Reporting Form and return to the Section office.