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How to become a PGA Professional

The PGA's training courses are tried and tested and helped put me on the pathway to success. - Ian Poulter, PGA Professional

"Your vision may be crystal clear, but without a plan it's just a dream, which is why becoming a qualified member of the PGA has provided me with a secret weapon and the solid foundations and springboard for my playing career.

"Today's programme is even more technologically advanced than when I completed the diploma in 2000 and even if you pursue a career on the Tour the depth of knowledge and understanding of the game will always stand you in good stead".

Aspiring PGA pros enrol as registered assistants and take a Foundation Degree in Professional Golf run in association with the University of Birmingham while there is also a Diploma in Higher Education in Professional Golf recently launched in Scotland following a new partnership between The PGA and the University of Highlands and Islands.

For an insight into life as a PGA assistant check out the popular Golf Monthly magazine which interviewed some of the current crop of PGA Assistants (below). Read the article and find out why they are getting PGA qualified.


Also check out this article from Irish Golfer magazine (below) entitled 'What does it take to become a PGA Professional' which profiles three Irish PGA Assistants as they reflect on the PGA Training Programme.


** For more information about the PGA Foundation Degree click here.

For more information about the Applied Golf Management Studies Degree click here.

For more information about the Diploma in Higher Education in Professional Golf click here.

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