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
“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.)
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:
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:
Fossil Trace Golf Club
March 12, 2019
More information to come
West Chapter Teaching and Coaching Workshop
Featuring Gary McCord ~ Notable Golfer, Instructor, Commentator, Author and Actor
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Country Club of the Rockies
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
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
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 fill out the MSR Reporting Form and return to the Section office.