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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

  • March 30, 2020
  • Pinehurst Country Club

 

West Chapter Spring Business Meeting

  • April 16, 2020
  • Bookcliff Country Club

Fall Membership Meeting

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

U.S. Kids Golf Foundation will present its Certified Coach Seminar in the Colorado Section on Tuesday, October 29, at The Ranch Country Club in Westminster.  PGA and LPGA Members who attend the training may earn up to 10 continuing education credits.

For more information, or to register, please visit: https://uskgcoach.sites.zenplanner.com/event.cfm?eventId=81494F46-05B1-4D11-ABC1-9C0FF6BEFA0E

Participating in a U.S. Kids Golf Certified Coach Seminar enhances the instructor’s knowledge of all aspects of youth golf coaching while providing tools to enable professionals to grow their programs.  Those completing Certification are eligible for many benefits including a Profile Page on U.S. Kids website which attracted over 70,000 searches for coaches last year.  Areas of focus during the seminar include:

Enhancing Current Junior Programs:  Learn how to build your junior golf business using tools, resources, best practices and bringing “fun” to junior programs through a games-based curriculum.

Player Pathway—Details for creating and implementing an incentive-based program to engage and enhance the student’s experience are provided.  Learn how one program grew from $0-$100,000+ in four years.

Equipment: Information on how to properly fit young golfers and the key components in club design that will assist in maximizing success for both young golfers and their instructors will be presented.

Developing Swing Speed and Power:  Proprietary research and information on swing speed development and tools to help kids learn a golf swing at a young age that can last a lifetime will be shared.

Course Yardage: Research regarding appropriate length of course set up for players, based on driver distance and its relationship to other clubs, will be provided so that instructors become experts in golf course setup and yardages.

The cost of the Certified Coach Seminar is $195.  This fee includes the day-long training at The Ranch CC, featuring both indoor and hands-on outdoor sessions, all seminar materials, luncheon, the U.S. Kids Golf Book of Games and optional online training and testing.  Discounts are provided for multiple registrations from the same facility by emailing Coach@uskidsgolf.com.  Those completing certification will receive an array of additional benefits from U.S. Kids Golf.

For more information, or to register, please visit: https://uskgcoach.sites.zenplanner.com/event.cfm?eventId=81494F46-05B1-4D11-ABC1-9C0FF6BEFA0E

Check back later to learn about the 2020 event.

Check back later to learn about the 2020 event.

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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Teaching with Technology

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West Chapter Teaching and Coaching Workshop

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Check back later to learn about the 2020 event.

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

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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 2019 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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PGA / USGA Rules of Golf Workshops

Since 1975, the United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, working together to support the best interests of the game, have offered to the public a series of workshops on the Rules of Golf. These workshops are open to the public and bring together several of the foremost Rules of Golf educators in the game, with the goal of making the Rules accessible to anyone who wishes to learn more about them or sharpen their existing knowledge.

The USGA and the PGA of America have announced the schedule of 19 workshops on the Rules of Golf, effective January 1, 2019. There will be three Fall 2019 workshops held between October 18 and December 8, 2019, and 15 Winter 2020 workshops held between January 10 and March 30, 2020.

Up to 32 MSR Credits

USGA Rules of Golf Workshop
February 21-24, 2020
Denver, CO

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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 reference the Earn and Report MSRs Page.