29 PGA Professionals earn advanced certifications through the PGA CPP 2.0 training program

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PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Monday, April 29, 2019 | 1:53 p.m.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America announced that 29 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 1,603 PGA Professionals have earned a combined 2,787 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 PGA.org that offers certifications in Golf Operations, General Management, Player Development and Teaching & Coaching.   
 
These distinct certification programs encompass seven defined Career Paths (Golf Operations, Retail, General Management, Executive Management, Ownership and Leasing, Teaching & Coaching, and Player Development), supporting 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
 
General Management
  • Jonathan Stuart, PGA, Muskego, Wisconsin
    SKYiGOLF, Wisconsin PGA Section
  • Matthew Stewart, PGA, Asheville, North Carolina
    The Country Club of Asheville, Carolinas PGA Section
  • Zachary Casey, PGA, Pacifica, California
    The Citrus Club at La Quinta Resort, Southern California PGA Section
  • Caleb Blass, PGA, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado PGA Section
 
Golf Operations
  • Zachary Steele, PGA, Houston
    Lochinvar Golf Club, Southern Texas PGA Section
  • Caleb Blass, PGA, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    Broadmoor Golf Club, Colorado PGA Section
  • Richard Tomblin, PGA, Gretna, Louisiana
    Timberlane Country Club, Gulf States PGA Section
  • Chandler Withington, PGA, Victoria, Minnesota
    Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota PGA Section
  • Mark Connell, PGA, Draper, Utah
    JC Video, Utah PGA Section 
  • Craig Trahan Jr., PGA, Marrero, Louisiana
    Big Easy Golf Academy, Gulf States PGA Section
  • Stefan Brunt, PGA, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
    Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, North Florida PGA Section
  • Kalan Fread, PGA, Carthage, North Carolina
    Dormie Club, Carolinas PGA Section
  • Lucas Brick, PGA, Hailey, Idaho
    The Valley Club, Rocky Mountain PGA Section
  • Brandon Veld, PGA, Chesterfield, Montana
    Bellerive Country Club, PGA, Gateway PGA Section
  • Patrick White, PGA, Carmel, Indiana
    Woodland Country Club, Indiana PGA Section
  • John Glorioso, PGA, Burke, Virginia
    Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, PGA, Middle Atlantic PGA Section
  • Joshua Coon, PGA, Atlanta
    Atlanta Athletic Club, Georgia PGA Section
Player Development
  • James Ranco, PGA, East Hanover, New Jersey
    Haworth Country Club, New Jersey PGA Section
  • Molly Cooper, PGA, Tumwater, Washington
    Pacific Northwest PGA Section 
  • Sung-June Won, PGA, Bowling Green, Ohio
    Stone Ridge Golf Club, Northern Ohio PGA Section
Teaching & Coaching
 
  • Nicolas Wiseman, PGA, Harwich Port, Massachusetts
    Jane Frost Golf Performance Center, New England PGA Section
  • Ray Powell, PGA, Shoal Creek, Alabama
    Shoal Creek, Northwest Florida PGA Section
  • Walter Postlewait, PGA, Boulder City, Nevada
    Boulder City Municipal Golf Course, Southwest PGA Section
  • Evan Force, PGA, Cumberland, Rhode Island
    Duxbury Yacht Club, New England PGA Section
  • Davie Hendrix, PGA, Kenmore, Washington
    Gregg Roger's Golf Performance Academy, Pacific Northwest Section
  • Brandon Nowak, PGA, Yanceyville, North Carolina
    Greensboro Country Club Farm Course, Carolinas PGA Section
  • Todd Sones, PGA, Vernon Hills, Illinois
    Todd Sones Impact Golf Staff, Illinois PGA Section
  • Robert Kusek, PGA, Estero, Florida
    The Club At Mediterra, South Florida PGA Section
  • Jeremy Todd, PGA, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Royal Manchester Golf Links, Philadelphia PGA Section
  • Richard Tomblin, PGA, Gretna, Louisiana
    Timberlane Country Club, Gulf States PGA Section
  • Michael Leblanc, PGA, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
    Westminster Country Club, New England PGA Section
  • Matthew Stewart, PGA, Asheville, North Carolina
    The Country Club of Asheville, Carolinas PGA Section