NEW Approved MSR Chart Requirements

Effective for Cycle 15A: June 16, 2015 - June 15, 2018

Total MSR per cycle = 54 Meeting/Education/Player Development Category = 36

  • Section sanctioned = Approved by the Section Office/Section Board
  • Nationally sanctioned = Approved by the PGA of America Membership Department, with counsel from the Board of Control as needed.
     
ACTIVITY CREDITS EARNED
#1 (a): PGA MEETING & PGA APPROVED EDUCATION - 
PGA REQUIRED CATEGORY

Attending career specific education, including serving as a speaker/instructor. Any online education must have an assessment. Attending National/Section/Chapter Meetings, including Committee and Board meetings. Attending an Allied Association National Meeting or Education. Example – Any Meeting/Education gathering of PGA members conducted by the National, Section or Chapter.
1 credit per hour of attendance. (No maximums)
   
#1 (b): PLAYER DEVELOPMENT – PGA REQUIRED CATEGORY
Promoting, conducting and reporting Player Development Programs in order to engage and create golfers. EXAMPLE – Reporting creation and activation of new golfers and completing online tutorials and training via PGA.org.
REQUIRED 36 CREDITS IN A 3 YEAR CYCLE **MAY BE EARNED EXCLUSIVELY FROM EITHER CATEGORY OR ANY COMBINATION OF 1 (a) or 1 (b)**
Credits based on the promotion, conducting and reporting of Player Development Programs. (Reference –PROCESS: APPLYING FOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CREDITS – below)
   
#2 Service to the PGA/Industry – TOTAL CATEGORY
Serving the Section, Chapter, National PGA or Allied Association. Participating in advancement of the game activities such as radio shows, TV shows, speeches, golf promotional non-playing events, golf clinics and other volunteer activities, such as non-playing tournament official.

Entered via Member online input
1 credit per hour of participation with a maximum of 8 credits per day.
   
#3: Golf Coach – applies to the TOTAL CATEGORY
Serving as a golf coach or assistant golf coach of a high school/college golf team in a capacity not considered the Member’s primary employment. (See Rule #4 above)

Entered via Member online input.
Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year
   
#4: Survey Respondent – TOTAL CATEGORY
Completing a MSR-designated National or Section survey. The Board of Control must approve Section surveys in advance.
Entered by PGA upon survey completion
1 credit per Section survey
2 credits per National survey
2 credits per six consecutive months of PerformanceTrak reporting
Maximum of 8 credits per MSR cycle year
   
#5: PGA Tournament Participation – TOTAL CATEGORY
Participation in Section-sanctioned golf tournaments or tournaments conducted by the PGA of America National Office.
2 credits per Section event
4 credits per National event
Maximum of 8 credits per MSR cycle year
   
#6: Merchandise Show Attendee – TOTAL CATEGORY
Attending a National, Section or Allied Association Merchandise Show.
2 credits per show
Maximum of 4 credits per MSR cycle year
   
#7: Media Related Articles – TOTAL CATEGORY
PGA-approved news, media, magazine articles or published book.

Entered via Member online input.
1 credit per article
Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year