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There are 2 interesting and exciting pathways to a career in golf


Requirements to do apprenticeship-

  • Full time employment in the golf industry
  • Working under a AA PGA mentor professional
  • Handicap of 4 or better for men and 7 for ladies
  • Matric or equivalent

Process for joining and a potential career in golf –

  • Contact for access to online application.
  • Complete the online registration process – January to Mid-March 2020.
  • PGA to invoice R2500 application fee
  • Send proof of payment
  • An interview will be set up
  • A playing ability test might need to be played
  • On acceptance joining fees will be payable
  • Academic fees are payable annually

The apprenticeship process-

  • One week of compulsory lectures are held annually in Johannesburg
  • Monthly Assignments
  • 1st year teaching ability test
  • Exams
  • 2nd year Event management practical
  • 3rd year Teaching and Custom Fitting practical
  • PGA Graduation!

Advantages of being a PGA member-

  • Qualified to hold a position in the golf industry
  • Industry opportunities
  • Access to CPD education
  • Internationally recognized qualification
  • Tournaments
  • Belonging to the PGA family.


To join an Education Provider –

  • You will be doing a level 5 diploma so you will need matric or equivalent.
  • Below are the education providers

Advantages of being a student-

  • You remain an amateur so you can play in amateur tournaments
  • You get expert help on your swing, golf fitness and on course management
  • You are part of a group of peers
  • You are assisted on a full time basis
  • You have regular lectures from experts on PGA subjects