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Meetings & Education

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2023 Education/Meeting Schedule



Date Event Register
Thursday, January 12th 9am-12pm Town Hall Meeting
Roanoke CC
Monday-Tuesday, February 6-7 Teaching & Coaching PGA Specialization Kick-Off Training – *Must Attend Both Days*
MAPGA Section Office
Thursday, February 9th 9am-12pm Town Hall Meeting
Princess Anne CC
Monday, February 20th MAPGA Spring Section Membership Meeting
Lansdowne Resort
February 20th-21st MAPGA Teaching Summit 
Lansdowne Resort


Date Event Register
Monday, January 30th Fitness & Nutrition for Golf Pros
with Jonathan Ross
Monday, February 13th Personality Matters
with Jennifer Munro
Monday, February 27th Athletic Motion in the Golf Swing
with Shaun Webb & Bernie Najar
Tuesday, February 28th Make Every Lesson Count
with Gavin Dear of ShotScope Academy
Monday, March 6th Leadership in the Golf Operation
with Dean Kandle


PDR Cycle

Effective for PDR Cycle 17: June 16, 2022 – June 15, 2025
The PDR Cycle is from June 16, 2022 through June 15, 2025. Where credits are restricted per cycle year, the PDR Cycle Year is defined as June 16th of one year to June 15th of the next year.
  1. Total Credits (54) ‐ A total of 54 credits must be earned, with at least 30 credits from Required Education Credits/Specified Player Engagement Programs and at least 6 credits from the Required Meeting/National Surveys Credits, while the other means of obtaining credits toward the total requirement remain per the prior program.
  2. 30 Required Credits ‐ PGA Approved Education, Professional Standards Education/Training and/or Specified PGA Player Engagement Programs
  3. 6 Required Credits ‐ PGA Meeting Attendance and/or National Survey Completion
    1. All credits earned in the Required Category are also credited toward the Total Category.

If you are participating in online education, there are specific course requirements to be eligible for credits. Those requirements are outlined below:

  1. The program must be at least an hour-long and have at least 30 screenshots for 1 PDR to be awarded.
  2. The program must have an assessment associated with it consisting of 8-10 questions per hour of content.
  3. PGA Education must be given access to the content and assessment for final approval, please email Todd Sammons at and Nicole Pillay at
  4. Following approval the Membership Department has reporting requirements that must be met as well.

For more information regarding PDR credits, CLICK HERE. Please contact Membership Director Kristine Alonso at the Section office if you have any questions regarding PDR credits at or (540) 784-4723.

PGA Lifelong Learning

The purpose of the PGA Learning Strategy is to provide Lifelong Learning around specific career interests to elevate the perception, value propositions and recruitment of PGA Professionals. Thus, the three career paths offered in the PGA Learning Strategy include: Teaching/Coaching, Golf Operations, and Executive Management.