Member Service Requirements, MSR, is a requirement of PGA Members. The current cycle is Cycle 15A: June 16, 2015 – June 15, 2018.
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.
Apprentice Orientations – All new apprentices must complete an Apprentice Orientation in order to participate in Section and Chapter Events.
2017 Apprentice Orientations at SCPGA Headquarters
May 23 | August 23 | October 18
Membership Orientations – You must attend a Membership Orientation within a year of your election date to continue to be eligible for tournament play.
2017 Membership Orientations at SCPGA Headquarters
May 10 | August 1 | October 3
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.
PAT Section Contact: Stephen Monday, Tournament Operations Administrator
951.845.4653 | firstname.lastname@example.org
*NOTE: Taking and passing the Playing Ability Test does not mean that you are a Professional or a PGA Apprentice.
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:
- Completed direct deposit form
- 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 Custer, SCPGA Finance/Office Manger at email@example.com or 951.8454653.
There are two pathways that lead to PGA membership — the PGA PGM Apprentice Program and the PGA Golf Management University Program.
While the apprentice 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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