19 PGA Professionals earn advanced certifications through the PGA CPP 2.0 program

By PGA of America
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19 PGA Professionals earn advanced certifications through the PGA CPP 2.0 program

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America announced that 19 PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0), a valuable achievement that is aimed at further enhancing the skillset of PGA Professionals and advancing career opportunities.

The PGA’s enhanced, all-digital training and education curriculum, PGA CPP 2.0 is a state-of-the-art platform that ensures PGA Members have the skills, competencies, and training demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry. Since the PGA Certified Professional Program’s original inception in 2004, a total of 1,613 PGA Professionals have earned a combined 2,805 certifications in their desired career paths.

Designed with direct input from employers and industry experts to immediately enhance the expertise and performance of PGA Members in the workplace, PGA CPP 2.0 is an intuitive program available on that offers certifications in Golf Operations, General Management, Player Development and Teaching & Coaching, encompassing seven defined career paths (Golf Operations, Retail, General Management, Executive Management, Ownership and Leasing, Teaching & Coaching, and Player Development). These career paths support PGA Members who are committed to continuously enhancing their golf management skills, in order to stay ahead of the increasing demands of the industry.

The following PGA Professionals recently achieved certifications in one (or more) of four categories:



Club Location

PGA Section


William Castner, PGA

Plainfield West 9 Golf Club

Edison, New Jersey

New Jersey PGA Section

General Management

Tara McKenna, PGA

Florida Gulf Coast University PGA Golf Management

Fort Myers, Florida

South Florida PGA Section

General Management

Jonathan R. Morgan, PGA

The Gallery Golf Club

Marana, Arizona

Southwest PGA Section

General Management and Golf Operations

Michael J. O’Grady, PGA

Lake Waramaug Country Club

New Preston, Connecticut

Connecticut PGA Section

General Management

Travis Britt, PGA

Hillcrest Country Club

Los Angeles, California

Southern California PGA Section

Golf Operations and Teaching & Coaching

Damian Lane-Lehew, PGA

Tatum Ranch Golf Club

Cave Creek, Arizona

Southwest PGA Section

Golf Operations

Randall P. Raimondi Jr., PGA

PGA National Golf Club

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

South Florida PGA Section

Golf Operations

Douglas D. Conner, PGA

Wyndemere Country Club

Naples, Florida

South Florida PGA Section

Golf Operations

Sean M. Hanna, PGA

The Country Club at Loch Lloyd

Village of Loch Lloyd, Missouri

Midwest PGA Section

Golf Operations

Gregory Kohr, PGA

Heather Gardens Golf Course

Aurora, Colorado

Colorado PGA Section

Player Development

Brian Bischoff, PGA

Lahontan Golf Club

Truckee, California

Northern California PGA Section

Teaching & Coaching

Kevin Monear, PGA


Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa PGA Section

Teaching & Coaching

Todd Sones, PGA

Todd Sones Impact Golf Staff

Vernon Hills, Illinois

Illinois PGA Section

Teaching & Coaching

Brett M. Jones, PGA

Due Process Stable

Colts Neck, New Jersey

New Jersey PGA Section

Teaching & Coaching

Elizabeth A. Granahan, PGA

The G2 Golf Group LLC

Thorndale, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia PGA Section

Teaching and Coaching

John J. Mousley, PGA

St. Johns Golf and Country Club

St. Augustine, Florida

North Florida PGA Section

Teaching and Coaching

Mark J. Beaulieu, PGA

Atlantic National Golf Club

Lake Worth, Florida

South Florida PGA Section

Teaching and Coaching

Darren T. Falk, PGA

Holly Ridge

Sandwich, Massachusetts

New England PGA Section

Teaching and Coaching

Michael Mignano, PGA

The First Tee of Mid-Michigan - Sycamore Learning Center

Lansing, Michigan

Michigan PGA Section

Teaching and Coaching