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About PGA Professionals & Associates

Serving the Member & Growing the Game

400+ Strong in Alabama & the Florida Panhandle

The Alabama–NW Florida PGA is host to over 400 PGA Members and Associates. The mission of the Alabama–NW Florida PGA is to serve the PGA Member and grow the game of golf. We accomplish this by enhancing the skills of our Members, and in doing so, the Section elevates the standards of our PGA Professionals’ purpose, enhances the economic well-being of the individual member and stimulates interest in the game across the state of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

We truly believe every PGA Professional is on the front lines of making the game of golf special for thousands across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.  Each Member and Associate brings a special skill set to the table and, in turn, creates a dynamic touchpoint for the game of golf.

Benefits of Hiring a PGA Professional

Employers of PGA Professionals reap the rewards of unrivaled marketing and operational benefits.

Selecting the best PGA Professional for your facility is one of the most important decisions you will make. And, with this PGA Professional comes a variety of other tools, resources and cost-saving benefits:

  • Industry-Leading Benefits – With a PGA-logoed flag flying high above your facility, employers of PGA Professionals are able to leverage the reputation and brand strength associated with the PGA of America – plus a variety of other marketing and operational benefits.
  • PGA Advantage Plus – Employing a PGA Professional means you have the opportunity to take advantage of special national account pricing and discount programs from select PGA Partners that can positively impact your facility’s bottom line.
  • Golf Retirement Plus – Golf Retirement Plus provides employers with a unique opportunity to participate in a well-established supplemental retirement program that offers benefits without administrative or regulatory burdens.
  • PGA Insurance Advantage – PGA Professionals in good standing are provided coverage under a blanket liability insurance policy. They also have access to a variety of insurance plans designed to help satisfy their changing needs as well as those of their golf facility.  Learn More 〉

Become a Member

Start Your PGA Journey Today

As the industry’s leaders and faces of the game, PGA Professionals serve as the recognized teachers and experts of the game and promote its growth passionately across our Section. PGA Professionals have a vast number of opportunities to pursue exciting careers within the golf industry including golf operations, teaching and coaching and executive management. PGA Members also have the opportunity to compete in numerous tournaments throughout the country on some of the top ranked courses in the world.  There are two paths to attain PGA Membership:

  • The PGM Associate Program – You can register as an associate before completing the PGA Professional Golf Management Program.
  • The University Program – The PGA Golf Management University Program is a college degree program designed to attract and educate bright , highly motivated men and women to produce PGA Members.

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