Month: April 2023

Tour the Home of the PGA of America in Frisco, Texas

The Home of the PGA aspires to connect people, deliver memorable experiences, and amplify member and association stories. We welcome you to come HOME.

We look forward to providing PGA Members, Associates, and staff opportunities to learn and connect through impactful storytelling and the common thread of golf. As you explore the new Home of the PGA, we hope to evoke emotion, share experiences, and provide opportunities to create long-lasting relationships through the state-of-the-art facility.

We are excited to extend an invitation to schedule a personalized tour of the Home of the PGA of America by contacting Sydney Jenkins at or by calling (214)-308-6038.

Please provide your PGA Member Identification Number prior to arrival and have your Member ID upon arrival so that the PGA Team can provide the best experience.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

To see a virtual drone tour of the new Home of the PGA, click on the below image.

All-New AGS Tour Seeks to Revolutionize the Way Amateur Golfers Compete

Radnor, Pa. – Millions of golfers across the country are faced with a similar problem: they want to play more golf but due to work, family and the prohibitive cost of joining a club, are unable to do so. Rather than put their clubs away and face the prospects of picking the game back up in retirement, our team set out to solve the problem.

The solution is the AGS Tour from the Amateur Golf Society of America presented by The Golf Association of Philadelphia. Our uniquely formatted event series enables amateurs to compete, on their schedules. Instead of hosting one or two-day events at a fixed day or time with a large entry fee, our week-long competitions see members tee it up at their convenience during the seven-day window at top public courses, with real-time scoring and leaderboards powered by Golf Genius. Featuring four net flights, seniors and women’s divisions, the AGS Tour provides opportunities for golfers of all skill levels. Members enjoy exclusive, advanced access to event tee sheets, ensuring that they can play when they want for a price they’re comfortable paying, with no minimum commitment. Golfers compete each week for prizes from sponsors and partners, and also earn points on our season-long list, much in the way PGA Tour professionals compete in the FedEx Cup.

“GAP is thrilled to partner with the AGS Tour, as the format allows players flexibility not found in traditional golf competition, while allowing members to discover both new GAP courses and playing partners,” said Steve Latos, GAP Director of Member Services. “Based on the success of the Tour in its past iteration, we are confident members of the AGS Tour will have an enhanced and expanded golfing experience.”

In addition to the groundbreaking partnership with The Golf Association of Philadelphia, The AGS Tour is also a supporting partner of the LPGA.

“The LPGA Amateur Golf Association is focused on connecting women of all abilities to learn, play and enjoy golf. Our 2023 partnership with the AGS Tour Women’s Division will allow us to continue to offer more playing opportunities in the PA, NJ and Delaware markets. We are excited to pilot this new benefit to our members!” – Mary-Lee Cobick, Senior Vice President, LPGA Foundation

“The Philadelphia PGA is proud to partner with Dan and the team from AGS,” stated Executive Director, Geoff Surrette. “Their efforts speak directly to our mission of growing the game of golf and we are excited to be part of their journey.”

“For too long, amateur golfers have faced a variety of obstacles preventing them from playing more golf. The AGS Tour concept tackles this challenge head on by providing additional playing opportunities, all-levels competition and unique perks to our membership. We’re thrilled to partner with the Golf Association of Philadelphia to roll out the Tour in three states for 2023, and we look forward to expanding our footprint with golf association partners in the years to come.” – Dan Hershberg, GM/Founder, AGS.

The AGS Tour app is now live, and the season tees off on April 24th. A standard membership starts at $75 and includes all the benefits of GAP Membership, including an official Handicap IndexⓇ, as well as dozens of perks from AGS sponsors and partners. A $65 senior membership is also available for golfers aged 55 or older. Premium memberships will be offered for $100, which include early access to purchase spots at AGS Match Play events, a series of five on-day competitions at top private courses in the greater Philadelphia area. Sign up available through

About the Amateur Golf Society of America

AGS is a golf tour, technology and entertainment company. Our mission is to grow the beautiful game of golf by making it more inclusive and accessible, through our uniquely formatted competitive tour, advanced booking platform, and original content.

We operate The AGS Tour, presented by The Golf Association of Philadelphia. Our 2023 season features more than 60 events in three states including PA, NJ & DE, with plans to expand across America in the years ahead.

The AGS Tour’s unique format and booking platform enables amateurs to play competitive, tournament-style golf on their schedule. We are obsessed with giving our membership the best possible golf experience, and the tools to compete at the pinnacle of their ability.

Contact: Sam Spuhler, VP of Product and Analytics,

Philadelphia PGA Section is Proud to Partner with GolfForever

The Philadelphia PGA Section has partnered with GolfForever, a comprehensive, smart at-home training system that takes a science-based approach to maximize golfers’ performance by improving flexibility, core strength, balance, and rotational power.

With this partnership, you can expect wholesale and tournament opportunities, along with personal access to the GolfForever training program. This will allow you to help your customers warmup on the course and train at home, so they can play without limits.

Join the Live Webinar, April 12th, to Learn More

We invite you to join the top minds behind GolfForever for a live webinar, Playing Better Golf Starts with Your Body, on Wednesday, April 12 at 4:00 p.m. EST to learn:

  • Importance of fitness to unlock pain-free golf and lower scores
  • How GolfForever has helped top PGA Tour pros, including World #1 Scottie Scheffler
  • Science behind asymmetrical resistance bar training – and its link to improved golf performance
Register Now

For more information, please see the attachments
and contact your local sales rep,
Kevin DePaulis at or (717) 319-1100. 

To view GolfForever’s pricing, click here; for their tournament package, click here.

Information From the Philadelphia PGA Section’s 2023 Roundtables

Over the course of the offseason, the Philadelphia PGA Section hosted multiple in-person and virtual educational roundtable sessions. The topics of discussion, as well as the roundtable format, have proven to be highly interactive and beneficial for the group of participants. The day included a loose agenda to provide for some great peer-to-peer conversation on the many different topics facing our PGA Professionals, our Section, and our industry today. Thank you to all who attended and participated.

To review the slideshow presentation from the roundtables, click here. To watch the recording of the virtual women’s roundtable featuring PGA Members Suzy Whaley and Alison Curdt, click here.

Should you have questions for your PGA employment and player engagement teams, contact: Regional Director Jonathan Gold, PGA,; Recruiting Specialist Leila Mackie, PGA,; and Player Engagement Consultant Mike Smith, PGA,

This year’s roundtable series was presented by Brightview. To learn more about Brightview, click here. For a discovery conversation contact Ron Stepanek, PGA, at (267) 804-5473 or

On behalf of our membership, the Section thanks Brightview and Ron for their support, as well as our District Directors and host facilities.

Looking for more learning opportunities? The Section is hosting a Tech Forum on Wednesday, April 12 at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m…click here to learn more and to register.

About the Philadelphia PGA Section
The Philadelphia PGA Section, covering eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware, is one of 41 geographical managing entities of the PGA of America. This Section manages nearly 900 PGA Members and Associates who are employed at over 590 golf facilities in our region. Founded in 1921, the Section celebrates its centennial in 2021.

Contact: Matt Frey, PGA, Communications Director, Philadelphia PGA Section,