We Love this Game
Who We Are
The PGA of America is an association of more than 30,000 trained golf professionals dedicated to elevating and advancing the game for the enjoyment of everyone. For over 100 years, we’ve helped create, develop and bolster golf’s presence in the United States and around the world, furthering the love of the game for all.
More Than 30,000 Strong
Your Golf Journey Starts with the PGA of America
Our rich heritage has included many significant milestones since 1916, all in the name of ensuring people everywhere can love the game, their way, for a lifetime.
Sparked by a simple lunch invitation, the PGA of America is established in New York City, destined for a century of excellence.Learn More
The final PGA of America Section is established, completing the 41 PGA of America Sections across the country that drive golf programming to PGA of America Golf Professionals and consumers in local markets.Find Your Section
Deepening Community Involvement
PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America is established to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA of America Golf Professionals and the game.Get Involved
Supporting the Industry
The Golf Emergency Relief Fund was established to provide short-term financial assistance to workers in the golf industry who are the backbone of the sport and face significant financial hardship, including those suffering as a result of COVID-19.Read More
Driving Innovation & Education
PGA of America moves to Frisco, TX. The Association's new campus becomes a modern-day golf laboratory, a place to learn, and a catalyst for evolving the game as the modern home of golf.Learn More
Love the Game in All Forms
From our talented PGA of America Members driving the business and coaches teaching the game to our diverse programming and our four major events, we support the sport we love in a variety of ways to grow the game for future generations.
Join More Than 30,000 Who Lead the Industry
PGA of America Golf Professionals are the leaders in the business of golf and can be found working at numerous facilities and companies in a variety of unique career paths, including Golf Operations, Executive Management, and Teaching & Coaching. Once you fulfill the requirements of one of the PGA of America's accredited training and certification programs, you become a PGA of America Member, gaining not only professional recognition but also the invaluable benefits of this comprehensive education.Work in the Game You Love
Golf’s Governing Bodies
The PGA of America works with the game's governing bodies for the betterment of the sport. Learn more about each and how we, as the PGA of America, interact with them.