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What we do

The PGA has come a long way since the days of Taylor, Braid and Vardon, but, in all that time, there is one thing that hasn't changed, and that is the fundamental premise upon which the organisation was built.

To this day, the Association focuses on supporting the PGA Professional throughout their career.  The PGA seeks to recruit, train, support and retain the 'right PGA Professional in the right place at the right time'.  The PGA also actively promotes the important contribution the PGA Professional makes to the growth and development of the game of golf around the world.

Whilst the work of The PGA remains guided by the original aims of the Association, it is an organisation that is committed to moving with the times. By embracing new technology and better systems in all aspects of the business, PGA Members continue to benefit from being part of the world’s first ever golf association. In turn, golfers all over the world continue to benefit from the unrivalled knowledge, skills and expertise of the PGA Professional.

The PGA provides its Members with a wide range of world leading training and education programmes, career development support and playing opportunities.  It also makes provision for supporting Members who find themselves in difficult personal or professional circumstances.

As part of its contribution to promoting the game of golf for all, The PGA works in partnership with a number of other organisations within the global golfing industry.  By contributing expertise in areas such as coach education, business development and elite performance, The PGA plays an active role in growing the game for the future.  These development partnerships enable The PGA to promote the role of the PGA Professional across the broad spectrum of associations that exist within the golfing landscape. 

In simple terms, The PGA continues to:

  1. Raise standards

    By educating and training PGA Professionals of the highest quality, who then work to engage golfers and steadily improve the game of golf across the world.

  2. Partner for success

    By building long-lasting relationships that achieve mutual success and enduring economic value for the long-term benefit of the game of golf.

  3. Expanding the world

    By growing the global networks and exporting the expertise of the PGA Professional around the world to grow the game in new territories.

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