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Jeff Johnson, PGA
951.845.4653 |

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MSR Requirements

Member Service Requirements, MSR, is a requirement of PGA Members. The current cycle is Cycle 15A: June 16, 2018 – June 15, 2022.

Credit requirements consist of two categories: (a) 54 Total Credits, and (b) 36 PGA Required Credits which must be from Meeting/Education and/or Player Development.

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Associates – All new Associates must complete an Orientation in order to participate in Section and Chapter Events.

Members – You must attend an Orientation within a year of your election date to continue to be eligible for tournament play.

Upcoming Orientations – TBD

Playing Ability Test

The Playing Ability Test or “PAT” is a measure of golfing ability. It means PGA Professionals have the skills needed to teach and grow the game. The 36-hole playing ability test is something you must pass to become a PGA Professional.

Date Venue
January 11 TBD Registration Link
January Temecula Creek Golf Club (Oak/Creek) Cancelled
February 8 Oak Valley Golf Club Register Here
March 15 Rio Hondo Golf Club Register Here
April 19 St. Mark Golf Club Register Here
May 3 Rio Bravo Country Club Register Here
July 19 Enagic Golf Club at Eastlake Register Here
October 11 Rio Hondo Golf Club Register Here
November 29 Rio Bravo Country Club Register Here
December 13 Temecula Creek Golf Club (Oak/Creek) Register Here
December 20 Oak Valley Golf Club Register Here

Click here to learn more about the Playing Ability Test
Click here to view PAT Policies and Procedures

PAT Section Contact: Stephen Monday, Tournament Manager
951.845.4653 |

*NOTE: Taking and passing the Playing Ability Test does not mean that you are a Professional or a PGA Associate.

Direct Deposit

Interested in direct deposit? As a member, you are able to enroll with the SCPGA to receive payments faster and to eliminate the hassle of going to the bank to deposit your check!

Two items must be submitted for enrollment:

  1. Completed direct deposit form
  2. Copy of a voided check or a statement from your bank verifying your account and routing numbers. (Without this verification, your application for enrollment is unable to be processed)

Sign up your facility! Your facility or company is also able to enroll and it takes less than 10 minutes to complete! Click here to enroll today!

For more information, contact Kristy Wattimena, SCPGA Finance/Office Manger at  951-845-4653.

Not a Member? Become One

PGA membershipThere are two pathways that lead to PGA membership — the PGA PGM Associate Program and the PGA Golf Management University Program.

While the associate and university programs differ in significant ways, both pathways require completion of the same PGA PGM curriculum, work experience, PGA Playing Ability Test, and employment or internship requirements.

The courses cover content and activities every PGA Professional should know and be able to demonstrate when they enter the profession as a PGA member.

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Jeff Johnson, PGA
Chief Membership Officer