PGA Launches Campaign to Recruit Next Generation of PGA Professionals

By: | Wed 01 Jul 2020 | Comments


The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) has stepped up its efforts to recruit the next generation of PGA Professionals by launching a new campaign.

The initiative, called #PGADraft2020, is intended to “bring to life the range of career options available” to PGA-qualified professional golfers and is centred around a website – https://draft.pga.info/ – where potential future pros can learn more about life as a PGA Professional, find out about the different directions the qualification can take them and book to attend a virtual open day.

While most people associate PGA Professionals with teaching, #PGADraft2020 highlights less well-known paths they can take, such as becoming playing pros, like the European Tour player Robert Rock, YouTube stars (for example, Andy Proudman), Tour club fitters, golf club owners and even international businessmen, with many of the PGA’s 8,000-plus members being employed in more than 80 countries.

Of course, many PGA-Qualified Professionals go into coaching as well, with world-renowned coaches David Leadbetter and Denis Pugh both members of the Association. Their stories, as well as those of PGA members who have taken less widely-travelled routes, are showcased on the #PGADraft2020 website.

The PGA offers several routes to becoming a PGA Professional, including: a foundation degree in Professional Golf (in conjunction with the University of Birmingham), a diploma in Higher Education in Professional Golf (with the University of the Highlands and Islands) and Applied Golf Management Studies (in conjunction with the University of Birmingham).

PGA chief executive Robert Maxfield said: “That trio of special letters [PGA] represent a universally recognised qualification that is respected and valued the world over.”

“Golf is a global game played in every corner of the world and a PGA qualification is a reassuring stamp of golfing expertise for prospective employers.”

The Professional Golfers’ Association of Great Britain and Ireland is based at four-time Ryder Cup venue, The Belfry.

For more information about #PGADraft2020, visit https://draft.pga.info/.


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