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
April 23 PAT Waynesboro CC
Waynesboro, Va.
540-942-9340
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times & Info
May 14 PAT Bay Club EAST
Berlin, Md.
410-641-4081
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
June 4 PAT Ford's Colony CC (Blue Heron Course)
Williamsburg, Va.
757-258-4130
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
June 25 PAT Stonehenge G&CC
Richmond, Va.
804-378-7845
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
July 16 PAT Colonial Heritage Club
Williamsburg, Va.
757-645-2030
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
August 6 PAT Chantilly National CC
Centreville, Va.
703-631-9562
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60.00
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
August 27 PAT Augustine GC
Stafford, Va.
540-720-7374
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
September 17 PAT Clustered Spires GC
Frederick, Md.
301-600-1295
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
October 8 PAT Great Hope GC
Westover, Md.
410-651-5900
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior
October 23 PAT Kingsmill Resort (Plantation Course)
Williamsburg, Va.
757-253-3906
Reg fee: $100
Site fee: $60
Tee Times Posted Here 7-10 Days Prior