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
U.S. Kids Golf Foundation is presenting VIRTUAL Certified Coach Seminars . Level 1 Virtual Certified Coaching Seminars are offered on Tuesday, April 20, 2021; Tuesday, May 4, 2021; and Monday, May 24, 2021.
For more information, or to register, please visit: https://uskgcoach.sites.zenplanner.com/event.cfm?eventId=81494F46-05B1-4D11-ABC1-9C0FF6BEFA0E
Virtual Seminars are presented live and hosted using Zoom with limited participation. All materials normally distributed at in-person presentations are provided to participants and available for download in advance.
The registration fee is $95 for those in the U.S. and $125 for international participants. Golf professionals may earn continuing education credits from their associations.
For those who have completed their Level 1 Certification, you are invited to take part in the four-day, Level 2 training at the “living laboratory”, Longleaf Golf & Family Club in Southern Pines, NC. During the immersive training, you will have the opportunity to experience all aspects of the Academy in action—an Academy that has grown from literally zero students to over 750 in five short years.
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.
For more information, or to register for 2021 VIRTUAL Seminars, please visit: https://uskgcoach.sites.zenplanner.com/event.cfm?eventId=81494F46-05B1-4D11-ABC1-9C0FF6BEFA0E
Northern Ireland Golf Trip Presentation
Look at what a golf trip to Northern Ireland would be like for you and your members, delivered by our travel partner in Ireland, The Consummate Pro Golf & Travel, supported by Tourism Northern Ireland.
The Consummate Pro will present you with a virtual golf tour of Northern Ireland. Find out what to expect when you take a members’ trip or group to Northern Ireland.
This presentation will give members a unique insight to Northern Ireland and what a trip there entails.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:00 am -12:30 pm
Check back later to learn about the 2021 event.
Check back later to learn about the 2021 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:
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:
Teaching and Coaching Summit featuring Scott Fawcett, creator of DECADE Golf, while he discusses his very successful Course Management techniques through target selection.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at TOPGOLF – Centennial.
Sponsored by SuperSpeed Golf
Virtual Teaching & Coaching Workshop
Best Practices in Speed Training – Join Luke Benoit, Ph.D., PGA, and Scott McDonald, the creators of Rypstick, winner of the Golf Digest Editor’s Choice Award, as they walk you through the science of speed. This educational offering will focus on the benefits of speed training for all golfers.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:00-11:00am
The 4 Disciplines of Execution interactive, immersive webinar series with Chris McChesney
Colorado PGA Members can earn MSR credits through a number of online options.
PGA of America 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 2021 PGA Merchandise Show. By watching the videos, the MSR credits earned will be posted to the PGA Required category.
2 PGA Required MSR Credits per video
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 will announced the 2021 schedule in late 2020.
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.