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PGA of America Membership

Turn Your Passion Into a Profession

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. Once you fulfill the requirements of one of our 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.

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There are plenty of diverse opportunities in the golf industry. Discover where your skills can take you.

  • 30K+
    Golf Professionals in the PGA Network

  • 100%
    University Program Job Placement

  • 2M
    Diverse Career Opportunities in Golf

PGA of America Member Benefits

PGA of America Membership offers the tools and support you need to accelerate your career growth and carve out your legacy. Create an account to begin your membership journey.

Enhanced Playing & Competition

  • Compete With the Best Players in PGA Section Tournaments
  • Eligibility into PGA of America National Championships
  • Play for a Spot in Major Championships
  • Playing Access to Courses

Choose Your Path to PGA of America Membership

To start your journey to PGA of America Membership, you must first complete one of the following programs — each offering its own milestones and requirements.

Associate Program

Designed for those currently employed within the golf industry.

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University Program

Designed for those desiring a bachelor's degree and internship experience in a college setting.

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Not Working in Golf Yet?

The Affiliate Program is designed for those actively seeking employment within the golf industry.

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Explore All The Ways You Can Work in Golf

Behind golf’s biggest events are PGA of America Golf Professionals and golf industry leaders working together to advance the sport and enrich the lives it touches. From Teaching & Coaching to Golf Operations to Executive Management, join a dynamic and supportive community that helps each other thrive.

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Bringing a wealth of diverse industry knowledge to the table, your hand-picked Recruiting and Member Engagement Specialist tailors your career path based on your unique needs and goals.

What PGA of America Golf Professionals Have to Say


Whether I’m in my office or on the golf course I’m getting paid to bring people into the game of golf. How can you not love that? That’s what it’s all about.

Kendall Murphy, PGA
What PGA of America Golf Professionals Have to Say


Being a PGA Coach allows me to make a career out of what I love the most.

Cathy Kim, PGA
What PGA of America Golf Professionals Have to Say


I love the game of golf. Growing up everyone says do what you love, and I chose a career in golf because of my passion for it. I’m excited to go to work every day.

Ben Polland, PGA

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