Become a PGA Member

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

While the apprentice 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 540-784-4726 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 apprentice program.  Click Here

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
April 23 PAT Waynesboro CC
540-942-9340
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Waynesboro, Va.
May 14 PAT Bay Club EAST
410-641-4081
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Berlin, Md.
June 4 PAT Ford's Colony CC (Blue Heron Course)
757-258-4130
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Williamsburg, Va.
June 25 PAT Stonehenge G&CC
804-378-7845
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Richmond, Va.
July 16 PAT Colonial Heritage Club
757-645-2030
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Williamsburg, Va.
August 6 PAT Chantilly National CC
703-631-9562
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60.00
Centreville, Va.
August 27 PAT Augustine GC
540-720-7374
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Stafford, Va.
September 17 PAT Clustered Spires GC
301-600-1295
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Frederick, Md.
October 8 PAT Great Hope GC
410-651-5900
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Westover, Md.
October 23 PAT Kingsmill Resort (Plantation Course)
757-253-3906
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times
Williamsburg, Va.