PGA of America Member Classifications

Member Classification Apprentice Classification Description
A-1 B-1 Head Professional at a PGA Recognized Golf Course
A-2 B-2 Head Professional at a PGA Recognized Golf Range
A-3 Not Applicable Exempt PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA Tour and Futures Tour players
A-4 B-4 Director of Golf at PGA Recognized Golf Facilities
A-5 Not Applicable Past Presidents of the Association
A-6 B-6 Golf Instructor at a PGA Recognized Facility
A-7 B-7 Head Professional at a PGA Recognized Facility Under Construction
A-8 B-8 Assistant Golf Professional at a PGA Recognized Facility
A-9 B-9 Employed in Professional Positions in Management, Development, Ownership Operation and/or Financing of Facilities
A-10 B-10 Golf Clinician
A-11 B-11 Golf Administrator
A-12 B-12 College or University Golf Coach
A-13 B-13 General Manager
A-14 B-14 Director of Instruction at a PGA Recognized Facility
A-15 B-15 Ownership or Management of a Retail Golf Facility
A-16 B-16 Golf Course Architect
A-17 B-17 Golf Course Superintendent
A-18 B-18 Golf Media
A-19 B-19 Golf Manufacturer Management
A-20 B-20 Golf Manufacturer Sales Representative
A-21 B-21 Tournament Coordinator/Director for Organizations, Businesses or Associations
A-22 B-22 Rules Official
A-23 B-23 Club Fitting/Club Repair
A-24 Not Applicable Employed within the golf industry and not eligible for another Active classification
HM Not Applicable Honorary Member
IN Not Applicable Not eligible for classification as Active, Life Member or Retired Member
LM/LMM Not Applicable Not eligible for classification as Active Member and who have held a minimum of 20 years in an Active Classification (whether continuous or not)
LMA/LMMA Not Applicable Not eligible for classification as Active Member and who have held a minimum of 20 years in an Active Classification (whether continuous or not)
MP Not Applicable Master Professional
RM Not Applicable Members who are fully retired (cannot be working in either a golf or non-golf position) and who have achieved a combined 65 years of age and Active membership and who are not eligible for Life Member
F Not Applicable Failure to meet the requirements of the Professional Development Program