Online PGA Director of Golf Induction Day is a hit

Online PGA Director of Golf Induction Day is a hit

14/10/2020

The first ever online PGA Director of Golf Induction Day has been hailed a success.

COVID-19 restrictions meant this September’s induction day did not go ahead as planned at The PGA National Training Academy at The Belfry, however, the latest induction was held online via Zoom and was attended by 12 candidates.

The one-day workshop was delivered by assessors Julian Richards, Mansell Richards and PGA Master Professional, John Mulgrew.

Running the induction day online proved to be a popular decision among candidates and organisers feel holding further inductions online will help to open the qualification up to overseas Members more easily.

Mark Skinner, Head of Business and Management Department at The PGA, commented: “We were delighted to deliver our first, and certainly not last, online PGA Director of Golf induction day. The assessors, who run the day, put a lot of hard work into organising the day and were delighted by the response they had from candidates.

“Although we hope to return to the classroom at some stage, moving the induction day online has enabled those who attended to start working towards gaining their Director of Golf qualification and  continue to learn during this difficult period.

“We hope holding further online induction days will open the qualification up to those Members who were unable to access it in the past due to their geographical location. With the level of success we’ve seen from candidates during lockdown, this qualification has proved it is flexible and progress can be made whilst COVID-19 restrictions are in place.”

The PGA Director of Golf qualification was created in response to the demand from Members who were working in the golf industry in roles with responsibilities that extend from and are additional to those normally expected of a golf club professional.

The PGA examined this situation, researched various possible solutions and developed the PGA Director of Golf Qualification. This qualification is designed to provide a means of recognition for those who already perform effectively in the role, as well as a framework for acquiring the skills needed for those who aspire to such a role.

To attain the qualification, Members must complete three stages: Induction, PGA Certificate of Golf Management and PGA Director of Golf.

Trainee Assistants can attend the Induction Day only, however they would need to qualify and be elected to membership and also meet the requirements of the Certificate of Golf Management Theory to gain the full Director of Golf qualification.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Director of Golf Qualification. Another online induction date in late 2020 is soon to be announced.

The following PGA Members have successfully completed the PGA Certificate of Golf Management Theory since COVID-19 restrictions came into place: Simon Payne, Charlotte Nutt, David Snodgrass, Stuart Disney, Murray Urquhart, Martyn Hamer, James Green, Gavin Kavanagh, Robert Mitchell, Iain Powell, Jamie O’Sullivan, Joshua Mayo, Simon Thornton, Bradley Smith, Alec Bradley, Robert Glazier, Geoff Bleakley, Matthew Ulyett.       

The following PGA Members have successfully completed the Director of Golf qualification since since COVID-19 restrictions came into place: Lee Brotherhood, Andrew Jones, Oliver Hunt, Lindsay Boyd, Stuart Disney, Benjamin Stimson, Martyn Hamer, Darren Arber .

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