The mission of the Association is to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry.
The Association will accomplish this mission by promoting the profession of golf professionals, enhancing the opportunities for amateurs, employers, manufacturers, employees, and the general public.
In so doing, the Association will elevate and enhance the skills and standards of the professional golfer’s vocation, promote the common business interests of golf professionals, stimulate interest in the game of golf, and promote the overall vitality of the game.
Geographically, the Philadelphia PGA Section covers Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and the entire state of Delaware. Its membership is comprised of nearly 900 PGA Professionals and over 300 golf facilities. Our PGA Professionals are the experts in the business and game of golf and influence over 100,000 club members, responsible for over two million rounds of golf annually in the area. PGA Members and Associates are managers, teachers, merchandisers, travelers, tournament and outing administrators, coaches, club fitters, owners, and are responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars of golf spending in the region.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is made up of nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals who are ready to help you further your love for the game of golf. Whether you’re a beginner, a PGA Tour or LPGA Pro, or like most—somewhere in between, our mission is to help you navigate your golf journey so that you can take it as far as you want to go.
No matter what your skill level or how you play, you are a golfer. And the PGA of America is here to help you make the most of your golf journey. We seek to establish a fundamental relationship with every golfer, and build on that relationship to give you the resources you need to help you achieve your goals.
One of our most notable contributions to the world of golf is the hosting of the Ryder Cup and our championship events – the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. We take pride in delivering these high-level events showcasing the world’s most elite golfers to an eager audience of everyday golfers and non-golfers alike.
Much of what we love about our work is that we get to connect with people from all backgrounds. We are deeply committed to bringing greater inclusion to the sport, to the golf industry’s workforce, and to the supply chain so more people can discover the joy of playing golf.
We believe golf teaches valuable lessons, not just about the fundamentals of golf but also about life.
Golf brings people together. It lends perspective. It gets you outdoors and helps you reconnect with the beauty of nature.
There are so many ways in which a journey in golf can positively impact your life. Here at the PGA of America, we stand ready to help you discover how it can enrich yours.