How to Become a PGA Class A Member

By Steve Silverman

You love the game of golf and you have dreamed of a career on the pro tour. You were good enough to play in high school and college but when it came to qualifying for the tour and playing for prize money on a consistent basis, you were not quite good enough. However, there are still plenty of opportunities for a career in golf, and you can get it started by becoming a PGA Class A member.

Qualifiications

To become a Class A member of the PGA, you must be employed in the golf industry for 12 months, pass a playing-abilities test, go through a professional-readiness orientation and pay all PGA apprentice fees.

Golf Teacher

Becoming a Class A member of the PGA gives you credibility when teaching your students the finer points of the game. However, that title doesn't make you a good teacher. In addition to having the skills yourself, you must be able to demonstrate them to your students and advise them of errors and flaws. You must also listen to questions and answer them. It's all about communication when you are working with students.

Head Pro

As a PGA Class A member, you will be the head pro at a PGA-recognized course. This means you are not only teaching students, but you also are in charge of all employees who keep the golf course running and teach other students. A keen business mind is vital but once again, communication is the key to becoming outstanding in this area.

About The Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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