EXPERTS IN THE BUSINESS AND GAME OF GOLF

Since 1925

The Middle Atlantic Section of The PGA (MAPGA), located in Stafford, Virginia, is one of 41 Sections of The Professional Golfers’ Association of America, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

The MAPGA has been a part of The PGA since 1925, and consists of over 1,100 Members and Associates in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. There are over 900,000 golfers playing more than 16.5 million rounds of golf a season in the Middle Atlantic region.

MEMBER RESOURCES PORTAL

By establishing and elevating the standards of the Golf Profession through world-class education, employment services, marketing, and research programs, The PGA enables its Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion-dollar golf industry.

SECTION TOURNAMENTS

The MAPGA consists of over 1,100 Members and Associates in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and small portions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Holding true to the PGA motto “Experts in the Business and Game of Golf” the Middle Atlantic PGA provides more than 80 highly competitive tournaments for our membership.

MEETINGS & EDUCATION

PGA Members are required to earn 54 total MSR credits for a three-year cycle; at least 36 of those must come from Meeting/Education/Player Development. These credits are commonly referred to as the “required category”. These consist of but are not limited to Section and Chapter meetings and education seminars, as well as various PGA of America, approved Player Development Programs.

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

At the MAPGA, we are always looking to implement strategies, initiatives and programs to expand the reach of golf among current and potential players.  With the help from Mike Aldrich our Regional Player Development Manager, the MAPGA focuses on growing participation through both youth and adult initiatives.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

The Middle Atlantic PGA is proudly supported by more than 70 Sponsors which provide support for our Tournaments, Meetings & Education Seminars, Player Development initiatives and more. Without the help from our sponsors, much of what our organization accomplishes would not be possible. Would you like to become a sponsor?

BECOME A MEMBER

The PGA logo is the most-recognized brand in the golf industry. A symbol of quality and integrity in the eyes of the general public, it represents the gold standard; the very best in golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, employment services, marketing, and research […]

MEET THE SUPPORT STAFF

Are you seeking to advance your Professional golf career? Or increase your facility's bottom line through junior golf initiatives. Contact one of these individuals for assistance.

Douglas Wert, PGA

PGA Jr. League Regional Manager

Greg Stenzel, PGA

PGA Employment Consultant

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The MAPGA Board of Directors represent the membership at the Section and Chapter level. Whether it is about tournaments or education opportunities your Board Representative is hear to help.

Josh Tremblay, PGA

Vice President

Lynne Hunter, PGA

Director at Large

Matthew Schulze, PGA

Honorary President

John Madden, PGA

Chair, Board of Control

Sean English, PGA

Tournament Chair

Brian Dix, PGA

A-8 Director

Phil Bowers, PGA

Central Chapter President

Jay Dufty, PGA

Central Chapter Vice President

John Oberly Jr., PGA

Central Chapter Secretary

Michael Thomas, PGA

Northern Chapter President

Mark Russo, PGA

Northern Chapter Vice President

Erick Brock, PGA

Northern Chapter Secretary

Dan Capozzi, PGA

Southern Chapter President

Scott Graber, PGA

Southern Chapter Vice President

Peter Gardner, PGA

Board Member

INTERNS

EACH YEAR THE MAPGA BRINGS ON THREE INTERNS TO AID THE SECTION STAFF WITH JUNIOR GOLF AND MEMBER EVENTS!

1100

MEMBERSHIP

70

SPONSORS

150

TOURNAMENTS & EVENTS

2900

FOLLOWING

OUR MISSION

As player development remains a driving force in the golf industry, the MAPGA provides a wide variety of programs and assistance to support its members who teach the game, promote goodwill and share the game’s values to their golfing customers and their communities in general. Locally, MAPGA Professionals assist in raising over $6 million annually for charities.

CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

PGA Employment Assistance
The MAPGA has numerous people that can help with employment. They are, Greg Stenzel, PGA Employment Consultant, Jon Guhl, Executive Director, and the Employment and Club Relations Committee.  All of these individuals have great knowledge and resources to help you achieve your employment goals.  Feel free to reach out to them regarding these topics or any employment question:

  • Resume/Cover letters
  • Career Track Appraisal
  • Compensation Stats Click Here
  • Hiring Process Assistance
  • Hiring Tools
  • Employment Referral Service
  • Mock Interview Prep
  • Portfolio Assistance
MAPGA FOUNDATION

As the leaders in growing the game of golf, the MAPGA Foundation helps local organizations introduce the game to as many people as possible and supports consumer events looking to add a fun element at their event.

  • Drive, Chip, & Putt
  • Mini-Mulligans
  • PGA Junior League
  • Junior Tour
  • PGA Hope
  • MAPGA Gives Back
  • Drive Out Hunger Program
  • Dreams For Kids DC

FOLLOW US

WE ALSO POST TO SOCIAL MEDIA REGULARLY. FOR MORE NEWS AND INFORMATION VISIT OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES.

FACEBOOK

The mission of the MAPGA is to Grow the Game, Educate our PGA members & apprentices, and improve Employment opportunities and standards for the membership.

TWITTER

The MAPGA (Stafford, Va.) is one of 41 Sections of The PGA of America (PGA). Over 1,200 golf professionals in MD, VA, DC, PA & WV make up the MAPGA.

INSTAGRAM

MAPGA Junior Golf – Everything Junior Golf in the DC-MD-VA area. MAPGA Junior Tour members receive the ability to compete in Junior Tour events throughout the summer, hosted at some of the best courses in Maryland and Virginia.

BECOME A MEMBER

The PGA logo is the most-recognized brand in the golf industry. A symbol of quality and integrity in the eyes of the general public, it represents the gold standard; the very best in golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, employment services, marketing, and research programs, The PGA enables its Professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and business of golf.

PGA PROFINDER

There are more than 900,000 golfers playing more than 16.5 million rounds of golf a season in the Middle Atlantic region. As player development remains a driving force in the golf industry, the MAPGA provides a wide variety of programs and assistance to support its members who teach the game, promote goodwill and share the game’s values to the golfing community.

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JUNIOR GOLF

The Middle Atlantic PGA Reaches more than 2,500 junior golfers annually. We believe that the values and skills learned through junior golf can positively impact a child for the rest of their life. We accomplish this by offering six different tournament programs that not only help grow this great game but teach kids the value of integrity and sportsmanship.