How to recruit a Pro

How to recruit a PGA Pro

Our experienced team are here to help you. From placing an advert to getting the right person in place, we'll provide step by step guidance.

Our support

Our support

Our Business Relationship Officers have years of experience within the golf industry, across multiple disciplines, all designed to enable them to support both PGA Members and golf clubs. We provide solutions which are financially and operationally beneficial for both the PGA Member AND the golf club.

Plus, we have a comprehensive advertising package, with a range of options to help you attract the right PGA Professional for your club.

Choosing the right candidate

Selecting the right PGA Professional is one of the most important appointments a golf facility will make.

The PGA is committed to helping its Members maintain their standing as experts within golf and has developed an extensive educational and professional development programme designed to help them meet the needs of the industry.

In addition it has sought to recognise member achievements with new additional categories of Class A and AA and also PGA Advanced, Fellow, Advanced Fellow and Master Professional status.

To help the industry fully understand the structure of PGA membership and PGA Member education, The PGA has published a Guide to PGA Membership and different PGA Role Descriptors which you might find useful in helping select the right candidate for your facility.

Read the Industry Guide to PGA Membership and the Guide to PGA Role Descriptors highlighting the different roles fulfilled by PGA Members.

Choosing the right candidate

Advertising with The PGA

Advertising with The PGA

Adverts can be placed with The PGA and these will be promoted both online, in the Members' area of the website, and in Members' monthly magazine, The PGA Professional.

The PGA Recruitment pack includes information about how to advertise with us, including timelines for the print edition, pricing and specifications. Please note, prices are the same whether you decide to advertise online only. Club branding can also be included.

We offer a free lineage advert option, limited to under 50 words with one entry per facility, per month. Not all 50 word adverts are guaranteed to be in the magazine as this is subject to availability and spacing. 

For the magazine version, we are able to handle the print artwork for you here if that is of any help, just email your text (including a closing date), confirming the size advert required for inclusion and the contact details. Contact Jessica Harrison on +44 (0) 1675 470 333 or at: recruitment@pga.org.uk for a booking form. We also offer a FREE recruitment service to guide you through the process which is detailed below. 

PGA Recruitment Service

  • We will support with a robust recruitment process.
  • Operating model review – many clubs have used the same one for years but is it right for what you want to achieve? This includes appropriate costs and remuneration.
  • Skills and competencies, you require from your professional – matching the roles and responsibilities for what you want from your operating model
  • Access to the talent pool – we have 8,000 Members, we have the communication channels to speak with them and we can help match the person to the role
  • Service Level Agreement / Contract – Be clear on expectations, goals and rewards. An agreement which is mutually beneficial to delivering a profitable solution for both parties.
  • Ongoing support – A named contact who is only ever at the end of a phone or an email.

Call +44 (0) 1675 470 333 and we'll put you in touch with the relevant Business Relationship Officer to help you.

PGA Recruitment Service

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