The PGA was formed in 1901 with the aim of raising the profile and standing of the professional golfer. The Association also set out to be recognised and respected as the body that promoted the general welfare, created the best working conditions, and looked after the interests of its members – professional golfers – throughout their careers.
The PGA works in partnership with many organisations within the global golfing industry. By contributing expertise in areas such as coach education, business development and elite performance, The PGA plays an active role in growing the game for the future.
Today, more than 8000 PGA Members work in over 80 countries, with over 250 now working in Asia. Many PGA Members focus on delivering coaching programmes to individuals, golf clubs and schools, whilst others are involved in running large golf facilities within the business of golf.
The professional standards and expertise of the qualified PGA Member are derived from the initial PGA training programme leading into Membership. Our education programmes are awarded at Degree and Foundation Degree level in partnership with leading universities, such as the University of Birmingham, and the University of Highlands & Islands (Scotland).
The PGA's status as a leading body within the world of golf is further cemented as the trustee of the famous Ryder Cup trophy, donated by Sam Ryder to mark the biennial contest between Europe and the United States' finest players.
A number of schools in the Asia region will already engage with the services of a qualified PGA Member to offer a golf programme for students. Should you wish to do similar please don’t hesitate to reach out to us using the contact details below.
Likewise, should you have any students who are interested in pursuing a career in golf we would be delighted to speak with them to help them understand the various options available.