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PATHWAY TO MEMBERSHIP

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

SUBJECTS TO BE COVERED

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

PGA ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Requirements to become an associate:

  • 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
  • Need to obtain one score of 6 over (Men) & 10 over (Ladies) in the following events:
      • Sanctioned GolfRSA Events through the SAGA or WGSA
      • Sunshine Tour or Sunshine Ladies Tour events
      • IGT Tour
      • Bushveld Tour
      • Big Easy Tour
      • Playing ability tests (PAT) organised by the PGA of SA
  • Matric or equivalent

Process for joining and a potential career in golf:

  • Contact Education@pga.co.za in order to apply.
  • Proof of payment of application fee(R2500) to accompany application form and other required documents.
  • 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 PROGRAM PROCESS

  • The Residential : One week of compulsory lectures are held annually in Johannesburg
  • Monthly Assignments
  • 1st year teaching ability test
  • Annual 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.

PGA EDUCATION PROVIDERS

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