PGA Member Logo Usage GuidelinesThe PGA Professional, PGA Certified Professional, and PGA Master Professional logos are designed to bring more attention to individual members.
Personal use of the PGA Professional, PGA Certified Professional, and PGA Master Professional logos is intended to benefit individual PGA members. Therefore, use of these logos is the responsibility of each PGA member. The logos may not be used by anyone else. For example, if your employer wishes to use the PGA Professional, PGA Certified Professional, or PGA Master Professional logo in a newspaper or telephone directory advertisement, your name must be included in the advertisement as outlined in the guidelines, and use of the logo, and your name must be authorized by you.
There are three simple rules for PGA members who wish to utilize the PGA Professional, PGA Certified Professional, and PGA Master Professional logos. The rules are explained in detail with examples in the PGA Professional Logo Guidelines found on PGALinks.com. Unauthorized or inappropriate use of the logo is a trademark violation and subject to sanctions:
1. Only PGA members in good standing may use the PGA Professional logo. The PGA Certified Professional logo may be used by PGA members who have achieved certification in one of six career paths through the PGA Certified Professional Program. The PGA Master Professional logo may be used only by those PGA members who have achieved PGA Master Professional status. Neither PGA apprentices nor PGA Class F members may use any logo.
2. The PGA member’s name must accompany each use of the logo, as specified in the guidelines.
3. PGA members (not apprentices) in good standing may use the PGA logo on their own personal web site or their facility’s web site. Members who have achieved PGA Certified Professional or PGA Master Professional status may use the appropriate logo on their own personal web site or their facility’s web site. The use of this logo must conform to the rules outlined in this guide.
If you have any questions concerning the proper use of the PGA Professional, PGA Certified Professional or PGA Member Professional logos, please contact the PGA Member Information Service Center at (800) 474-2776.