Become a PGA Member

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There are three pathways that lead to PGA membership:
•    PGA PGM Associate Program
•    PGA Golf Management University Program
•    Test-out option for current and former LPGA members

While the associate and university programs differ in significant ways, both pathways require completion of the same PGA PGM curriculum, work experience, PGA Playing Ability Test, and employment or internship requirements.

The courses cover content and activities every PGA Professional should know and be able to demonstrate when they enter the profession as a PGA member.
The Reciprocity test-out option is available for either current or former LPGA Class A Tour Player members or current LPGA Class A Teaching and Club Professional division members only.

The first few steps can be found below.  For more information and questions feel free to contact the MAPGA’s Membership Director Kelly Lawson at 540-784-4723 or call 1-800-4PGAPRO.

1.    Complete a Background Check – Click Here
2.    Register and test out of an online pre-qualifying course – Click Here
3.    Satisfy the Playing Ability Test (PAT) requirement. Click Here.  The MAPGA PAT schedule is listed below.
4.    Register into the PGA PGM associate program.  Click Here

ASSOCIATE ORIENTATION

Once you are a registered Associate, you must attend an Associate Orientation if you desire to participate Section tournaments. All Orientations are conducted at the MAPGA Section office and cost $25.00 to attend. You will take a 50 question rules test that will determine if you earn your playing privileges within the Section. Below are the Orientation dates for 2018. Please contact Kelly Lawson at the Section office to register 540-784-4723 or klawson@pgahq.com

Thursday, April 12th

Thursday, June 7th

Wednesday, August 1st

Thursday, October 4th

Thursday, December 6th

To register for a PAT please CLICK HERE or call PGA National at 1-800-474-2776.

The MAPGA does not take registration for PAT’s.

Tee times will be posted one week before the event.

Playing Ability Tests Schedule 2019
April 23
PAT The Bay Club (East Course)
Berlin, MD
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 410-641-4081
Register
May 6
PAT Cypress Creek GC
Smithfield, VA
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 757-365-4774
Register
May 16
PAT Mountain Branch GC
Joppa, MD
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 410-836-9600
Register
June 10
PAT Hidden Valley CC
Salem, VA
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 540-389-8990
Register
June 24
PAT Sleepy Hole GC
Suffolk, VA
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 757-538-4100
Register
July 8
PAT 1757 GC
Dulles, VA
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 703-444-0901
Register
August 5
PAT The GC at South River
Edgewater, MD
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 410-798-5865
Register
August 27
PAT Shenandoah Valley GC
Front Royal, VA
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 540-636-4653
Register
September 9
PAT Richland GC
Middletown, MD
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 301-371-0400
Register
October 8
PAT Great Hope GC
Westover, MD
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 410-651-5900
Register
October 22
PAT Kingsmill Resort (Plantation Course)
Williamsburg, VA
Registration fee: $120
Onsite Fee: $60
(includes greens fee, range, golf car, and lunch)
Site Phone Number: 757-253-3906
Register