The PGA Professional Golf Management Program provides world-class training for aspiring golf professionals by offering skill-based training programs that provide state-of-the-art skills and knowledge. Graduates of this program will become outstanding golf professionals who provide exceptional service to their customers, employers, fellow professionals and the game of golf.
In order to become a PGA member, you will need to become a registered apprentice and go through the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGA PGM) Program. To register into the PGA PGM Program, you must:
Individuals who have not successfully completed the Level at the end of their two-year suspension will be terminated from the PGA PGM Program. Apprentices have eight years from their Level 1 start date to graduate from the PGA PGM Program, meet all election requirements and become elected to PGA Membership.
Pass the Playing Ability Test. Even if you shot one 18-hole score in a PAT that is equal to or less than the PAT target score for 18-holes, plus 5 strokes and enrolled in the PGM program, you must pass the entire PAT before gaining Section playing privileges. Your PAT is good for two years if you have not become eligibly employed.