Colorado Section Introduces MSR Completion Form

Plan Your MSR Completion Track Now!

Congratulations to those of you in the Colorado Section who have already completed all of your MSR requirements. The Colorado Section leads the nation with 51 percent of its PGA Professionals already finished with this obligation.

As a PGA Professional, you are aware that the current three-year MSR cycle ends on June 15, 2018. To remain in good standing with the PGA of America, all Members must earn a total of at least 54 MSR credits by this date, of which at least 36 credits must come from meetings, education or player development.

It is our goal to have 100 percent compliance among Colorado PGA Professionals in meeting the MSR requirements. To assist, the Section Staff has developed an online MSR Completion Form to help you set a plan where all of your credits are satisfied by the June 15 deadline.








MSR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Below is a list of many Colorado PGA Education Seminars and events that Colorado PGA members can earn MSR credits by attending. The information below and the MSR Completion Survey are meant as a resource to help members earn all of their required MSR points. It is, however, just a guideline. MSR points can be earned from a variety of other opportunities.

By filling out and submitting the MSR Completion Form, members will be able to set a plan to attain all of your MSR points for the cycle ending on June 15, 2018. Members will receive a copy of the results from the form, as well as be notified by the Section Staff of the events you plan to attend. Staff will follow up with an email that includes the registration links to the events you have selected.

Please understand that both of these tools are dynamic and will change between now and the end of the MSR Cycle. We will communicate all changes to the members via our weekly email, monthly magazine and ColoradoPGA.com.

Helpful Links:
MSR Completion Form
PGA MSR Rules and Regulations
MSR Q&A



PGA OF AMERICA OPPORTUNITIES
PGA Merchandise Show
Date - January 23-26, 2018
Location - Orange County Convention Center | Orland, FL
Details - There are a number of opportunities available at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.
Please click here to check out those opportunities.

3rd PGA Global Youth & Family Summit
Date - Sunday and Monday, January 21-22, 2018
Location - Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL
MSRs - 8 PGA Required MSR Credits per day
Details - This two-day event is an opportunity for PGA and LPGA Professionals to learn the latest innovations in instruction for the youth space. Golf experts from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya are participating.
Click here for more information and to register.



COLORADO PGA OPPORTUNITIES
Certified Professional Program - Golf Operations
Date - January 30-31, 2018
Location - Colorado National Golf Club
MSRs - 30 PGA Required MSR Credits (23 via class, 7 via finished project)
Details - 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.
Click here for more information and to register.

CGA Rules Workshop
Date - February 10-11, 2018
Location - Denver Merchandise Mart
MSRs - 16 PGA Required MSR Credits
Details - Two-Day Rules seminar will give an overview of the Rules of Golf. Attendees will receive a Rules of Golf book, optional take home exam, lunch and refreshments and free admittance to the Denver Golf Expo on Saturday and Sunday!
Click here for more information and to register for the Rules Workshop.


Certified Professional Program - Teaching and Coaching
Date - February 21-22, 2018
Location - Valley Country Club
MSRs - 36 PGA Required MSR Credits (29 via class, 7 via finished project)
Details - 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.
Click here for more information and to register.

G4 Summit
Date - February 28, 2018
Location - The Broadmoor
MSRs - 8 PGA Required MSR Credits
Details - On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, the Colorado Golf Industry will come together at the Broadmoor to discuss key industry issues through a day-long working seminar.
Click here for more information and to register.

South Dakota Certified Professional Program - Golf Operations
Date - April 10-11, 2018
Location - Rapid City, SD
MSRs - 28 PGA Required MSR Credits (21 via class, 7 via finishing project)
Details - 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.
Click here for more information and to register.

Colorado PGA Teaching and Coaching Summit
Date - TBA
Location - TBA
MSRs - 8 PGA Required MSR Credits
Details - TBA
More information will be available soon.

Colorado PGA Spring Business Meeting
Date - Monday, March 19, 2018
Location - Pinehurst Country Club - Denver, CO
MSRs - 4 PGA Required MSR Credits
Details - TBA
Click here for more information and to register.

Colorado PGA - PGA Junior League Meeting(s)
MSRs - 2 PGA Required MSR Credits

Attend One-of-Three Meetings Offered
Date - January 9, 2018
Location - South Suburban Golf Course
Time - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Click here for more information and to register.

Date - January 16, 2018
Location - Fort Collins Country Club
Time - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Click here for more information and to register.

Date - January 18, 2018
Location - The Country Club of Colorado
Time - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Click here for more information and to register.

Colorado PGA West Chapter Spring Business Meeting
Date - April 19, 2018
Location - Bookcliff Country Club
MSRs - 4 PGA Required MSR Credits
Details - TBA
Click here for more information and to register.

Meet with your Career Consultant
MSRs - 1 PGA Required MSR Credit
Details - Members can earn up to 1 PGA MSR credit by meeting with our PGA of America Career Consultant, Keith Soriano, PGA.
Click here to setup a meeting with your career consultant.

Playing in Tournaments
MSRs - 2 credits per event / Maximum of 8 credits per year



ONLINE OPPORTUNITIES
PGA Merchandise Show Business Videos
Details - Eight free, online-video courses. MSR credit may be earned only one time for any online MSR course. In order to earn MSR credit, you must score a 70% or higher on the assessment. If you do not score 70% or higher, you will be allowed one re-take opportunity. You will be directed to the assessment when the video concludes. Members must have an updated web browser. Once video has started you must allow the video to run in its entirety without any interruptions, such as stopping or pausing.
Click here to take the courses.
MSRs - 2 PGA required credits per video
Note: Expect more videos to become available following the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show.

Update PGA.org Profile
As a way to promote increased engagement with PGA.org, Members who update their PGA.org profile will receive one (1) MSR credit, which applies to the Total MSR category.
Click here to access PGA.org.
MSRs - 1 Non-PGA Required credit



VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES
Volunteer opportunities are available at a number of Colorado PGA events. Members will earn 1 Non-Required MSR credit for each hour of volunteer work. Please contact Holly Champion (hchampion@pgahq.com) to volunteer for any of these events.

Drive, Chip and Putt
Volunteer opportunities are available at all Drive, Chip and Putt events. Volunteer opportunities are for two-hour increments. Members can volunteer multiple times per day and for multiple days. The 2018 Drive, Chip and Putt Schedule will be available by January, 2018.

Denver Golf Expo
Volunteer opportunities are available at the Denver Golf Expo for "Free 10 Minutes Lessons." Volunteer opportunities are for two to two and a half hour increments. Members can volunteer multiple times per day and for multiple days.

Colorado PGA Golf in Schools
Volunteer opportunities are available at all Colorado PGA Golf in Schools programs.

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado (JGAC)
Volunteer opportunities are available at all JGAC tournaments. Volunteers will serve as on course scoring volunteers.


Should you have any questions about these events or how to complete your MSR requirements, please do not hesitate to contact any of your Section Staff.