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PGA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENT

EFFECTIVE FOR CYCLE 17 ‐ June 16, 2022 – June 15, 2025

Upcoming Education Opportunities

Sandy Cross - Chief People Office, PGA Of America

Thursday, February 29
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Campbell University hosts
Join in person or virtually!
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The Art of Adaptation in Practice and Play Workshop

Sunday, March 3
8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn new ideas to help your students understand how to make practice stick with the neuroscience behind learning, as well as new ideas that I'm using and have used at private clubs for the average club member / student to spice up your 2024 programming for members / students (i.e. putting leagues, half day putting/short game schools, private group practice series, etc.) Earn 6 PDR credits

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Rules of Golf Seminar

Monday, March 4
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch is included

PGA of America Rules Committee Member Jason Mills, PGA and the Carolinas Golf Association's Rusty Harder provide a foundation for the Rules of Golf. Earn 3 PDR Credits Lunch is included

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Mountains Teaching Seminar

Monday, March 11
9:00-12:00 - Teaching Seminar Speakers include:

2023 CPGA Teacher of the Year, Kevin Britt, PGA
The Carolina Country Club

Christian Fryland, PGA
Legends Golf Center

Ryan Smith, PGA
Sea Island Golf Club

12:00 - Lunch
1:00 - Golf (Optional)

Come out to the second annual Mountains Teaching Seminar. We havs some great speakers lined up and a great facility. Golf is available after the education. We hope to see you there!

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PGA JL Play Day Webinar

Wednesday, March 20 | 12:00 – 1:00pm

Join us to learn how your All Star team could advance to the Regional and National Championship through All Star Play Days! Our speakers will be coaches who participated in All Star Play Days. Our topics will include: Creating a Play Day Schedule, Hosting a Play Day - including host site logistics, Communicating with your All Star team, Selecting All Star Players and making roster changes, Plus any question submitted by you in this form!

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Previous Webinars

PDR Credits Available

PGA Jr. League Nuts & Bolts Webinar

PDRs were provided to those who were in live attendance.

Learn the tech side of PGA.Coach to help supplement your PGA Jr. League season.

Webinar Recording

PGA Jr. League Marketing & Resources Webinar

PDRs were provided to those who were in live attendance.

PGA Jr. League Coaches, join us to talk about best practices on marketing your PGA Jr. League program and the resources you may need to help you grow, expand or run a successful season. We will be joined by two PGA JL coaches who are rock stars in marketing, and sourcing the resources to support a full PGA JL team. We will talk about -How to fill your team -Marketing strategies -Advocating for more course time/space/access at your facility -How to staff a growing team -How to communicate - Why PGA Jr. League to your community

Webinar Recording

PGA Jr. League 2024 Season Webinar

1 PDR Available

Join us for an exciting webinar hosted by Frank Maynard III, PGA, and the REACH Carolinas team, where we invite you to become PGA Jr. League Coaches for the 2024 season! Share your passion for golf, mentor young talents, and contribute to the growth of the game. Don't miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on the next generation of golfers. Let's come together and create memorable experiences on the golf course! Copy & Paste this URL to take Quiz for PDR: https://rb.gy/4wxm5x

Webinar Recording

PGA JL on a Simulator Webinar

Winter is coming and for many parts of the country that means no outdoor golf. With the golf boom over the past few years we have also seen a simulator boom, where more and more people want to play year round. We have had a lot of inquiries from coaches on best practices for running PGA Jr. League on a simulator so we got a few rock star coaches together to help share how they run PGA Jr. League all season long even in the colder months. Join Scott Barla, PGA and John Dipolina, PGA in a conversation about everything from pricing, to format, to instruction and everything in between! Whether you also have snow on the ground in the upcoming month or are looking for a way to use an indoor space for those rainy days join us to learn about how to utilize your indoor space with your PGA Jr. League team! PDRs were provided to those who were in live attendance.

Webinar Recording

Deferred Comp Webinar

1 PDR Available

Copy & Paste this URL to take Quiz for PDR: https://forms.gle/NKVPD1VxuyZ2akbR8

Webinar Recording

BIG DATA Webinar

Monday, October 16

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

1 PDR Available

Big Data – The keys to unlock a club’s true revenue potential A presentation that challenges industry golf technology norms and explores a new integrated and fully automated system of revenue driving and marketing. The core of the presentation is based around four core values that every golf course owner and operator should protect. The presentation explores the tactics, tools, strategies, and innovation available in the marketplace to drive rounds, revenue, and membership dues. The presentation concludes with real life examples, case studies, and data from your marketplace. You must complete this quiz to receive your credits! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdns-WwFymfRVVYKZCmUdgSY2FeBmRG6wg6ylJSel3KrgLh8A/viewform

Webinar Recording

Chick-fil-A Culture & Service Standard Webinar

Monday, September 25

4:30 pm -5:30 pm

1 PDR Available

Chick-fil-A Culture & Service Standard Webinar Webinar In this webinar, Chick-fil-A Culture & Service Standards and protocols will be discussed by their leadership. Learn how to enhance the service that is provided at your facility. You must complete this quiz to receive your credits! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6qpS7llbBPpjQ0wkY4EIvE6Srb_pFNdFDMmX_MpGk27zZng/viewform

Webinar Recording

Duke Golf Program Symposium

April 22, 2023

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

Earn 5 PDR Credits and join Dan Brooks, Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, Kevin Streelman, and a surprise PGA Tour Pro this spring as they discuss Injury prevention, golf performance, mental conditioning, and more on this virtual symposium! You must complete this quiz to receive your credits! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9K_wS_ULGxq_2RNZK5gfWiW2NbXNzndzJ4Wcn2UCO2LzLTA/viewform

Webinar Recording

Duke University Leadership Recording

Recorded Session

Duke Legends Roundtable Duke University psychology professor Dr. Aaron Kay hosts Coach Jon Scheyer & Ed Ibarguen to discuss leadership and motivating athletes. 

Webinar Recording

2023 Rules of Golf Changes

LPGA Rules Official and Carolinas PGA Member Brian Fahey, PGA discusses changes in the Rules of Golf for 2023. PDR Quiz can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfG4xaIkwua8_WdC2vRuhA5dPu5Zw5YDTEqsDyWNKc6NGoadg/viewform

March 17 from 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Webinar Recording

Teaching, Coaching, & Player Development

Carolinas PGA Teaching, Coaching, & Player Development Committee

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Teaching, Coaching, & Player Development Committee Best Practices

Check out best practices from our TC&PD Committee that you can use at your facility!

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Associate Opportunities & Education

Carolinas PGA Associate Education Committee

Brock White, PGA

Chair

brockwhite@pga.com

Briana Niemann, PGA

Vice Chair

briana.niemann@gmail.com

Tom Inczauskis, PGA

PGM University Leader

tinczauskis@methodist.edu

Barry Pierce, PGA

President, Assistant's Assoc.

bp13176@yahoo.com

Jeremy Wetherton, PGA

L2/L3 Associate

jeremywetherton@gmail.com

Gil Feagin, PGA

At-Large Member

wfeagin@coastal.edu

Associate Mentor Program

2022 CPGA Associate Handbook

The CPGA Associate Education Committee is here to help PGA associates who are currently completing the PGA program. Our goal is to provide educational activities for associates, as well as create a network of Class-A PGA Professionals who are willing to volunteer time to assist associates in progressing through the PGA 2.0 program, and the new PGA 3.0 program, with gaining the needed work experience, completing the required portfolio work, getting out of suspension, etc.

Carolinas PGA Associate Mentor Program
The CPGA Associate Mentor Program provides PGA Associates across the Carolinas with a network of mentors available in each Area. Members of the mentor program are Class-A PGA Professionals willing to assist Associates with gaining the needed work experience, completing the required portfolio work, and guidance throughout the Associate program. Please reference the Pre-Associate / Associate Orientation Packet to find a mentor in your area.

If you would like to be added to the mentor list, please contact Ben Weeks @ bweeks@pgahq.com