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PGA Associates

Those following the PGA Associate pathway will need to satisfy all requirements to register as a PGA Associate, including the PGA Playing Ability Test requirements, the PGM Qualifying Test, the background check, and eligible employment at a PGA-recognized Golf Facility.

Review the steps required to become a member through the PGA Professional Golf Management Program.

PGA PGM Curriculum

View a snapshot of the curriculum taught and required in the PGA PGM Program.

NENY PGA Section Mentoring Program

There are numerous resources available to PGA Associates during this time in their professional career, and then NENY PGA Section’s Employment Committee & Associate Committee both serve at the ready as mentors for all of our PGA Associates (to view Committee listings of members, click here).

For other resources at your fingertips as a PGA Associate, including some of the following, click here.

  • PGA of America Specialist Program – Lifelong Learning
  • PGA PGM Acceptable Progress Policy
  • Playing Ability Test Information
  • How to Prepare for Seminars
  • PGA Seminar Schedule
  • Associated Costs of the Program

PGA Associate Progress Testing

Acceptable Progress in the PGA PGM Program is defined by the successful completion of each Level and matriculation into the subsequent Level.

  • Level 1 must be successfully completed within two years of the Level 1 start date
  • Level 2 must be successfully completed within two years of the Level 2 start date
  • Level 3 and election to PGA Membership must be successfully accomplished within eight years of the Level 1 start date

PGA Associate Progress Testing