PGA of America

History of the PGA of America

The PGA of America was established in 1916 to promote the game of golf and enhance the careers of golf professionals. Since that time, the PGA of America has grown into the world’s largest working sports organization, with a staff of approximately 200 people daily servicing the needs of more than 27,000 men and women PGA members and apprentices.

The PGA of America is not affiliated with the PGA TOUR or PGA National Resort and Spa. All three entities are separate corporations servicing different segments of the golf industry.
The following major championships are conducted by the PGA of America:

  • The Ryder Cup

  • PGA Championship

  • KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

  • Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid

  • PGA Grand Slam of Golf

  • PGA Professional National Championship

  • PGA Assistant Professional Championship

  • Senior PGA Professional National Championship

  • PGA Junior Championship

  • PGA Junior Series

  • PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

  • PGA Winter Championships

  • PGA Cup

  • PGA Tournament Series

  • Junior Ryder Cup