Meetings & Education
|Date||Meetings & Education||Location||Registration|
|Now Open||PGA / USGA Rules of Golf Workshops||Various||More Info.|
|Various||VSGA-MAPGA Rules Seminars||Various||More Info.|
|January 8||2019 Employment Summit||Elkridge Club||More Info.|
|January 16||Town Hall Meeting||Roanoke Country Club at 1 p.m.||Contact Host Professional|
|January 31||Town Hall Meeting||Bayville Golf Club at 9 a.m.||Contact Host Professional|
|February 4||Southern Chapter Professional Development Day||Magnolia Green Golf Club||More Info.|
|February 4||Northern Chapter Professional Development Day||P.B. Dye Golf Club||More Info.|
|February 5||Town Hall Meeting||Holly Hills at 10 a.m.||Contact Host Professional|
|February 7||Central Chapter Professional Development Day||Country Club of Fairfax||More Info.|
|February 9||VSGA/MAPGA Rules of Golf Workshops||Mount Vernon Country Club||More Info.|
|February 11||Will Robins Webinar||Webinar Starts at 9:30 a.m. EST||More Info. Coming Soon|
|February 11||MSGA/MAPGA Rules Seminar||Chartwell Country Club||More Info.|
|February 13||Town Hall Meeting||Talbot Country Club at 10 a.m.||Contact Host Professional|
|February 18||VSGA/MAPGA Rules of Golf Workshops||Farmington Country Club||More Info.|
|February 19||VSGA/MAPGA Rules of Golf Workshops||Princess Anne Country Club||More Info.|
|February 21||2019 Employment Seminar||Columbia Country Club||More Info.|
|February 25 - 26||Specialized Two-Day Workshop: Teaching & Coaching||MAPGA Section Office - Stafford, Va.||More Info.|
|March 18||MSGA/MAPGA Rules Seminar||Norbeck Country Club||More Info.|
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 o, but are not limited to Section and Chapter meetings and education seminars, as well as various PGA of America approved Player Development Programs. You may also attend Non-Section education seminars as long as they are career specific and you are highly encouraged to contact the Section office BEFORE attending to confirm you will earn credit.
The other category is referred to as the “total category”. These credits can be obtained through a wide variety of activities including but not limited to playing in Section tournaments, volunteering at Section Consumer Events and having an article you wrote published in a golf publication.
For more information regarding MSR credits, CLICK HERE. Please contact Membership Director Kelly Lawson at the Section office if you have any questions regarding MSR credits at email@example.com or (540) 784-4723.
PGA Certified Professional Program (CPP)
Are you looking to advance in your career? Are you wondering how to achieve better employment opportunities or achieve a certain distinction that will set you apart from other members? The PGA Certified Professional Program has been created to offer PGA members the opportunity to advance in their desired career path. More than two years ago, a significant Gap Analysis Study and a Competency Report Study were completed in an effort to determine how The PGA of America could help its members better educate themselves. These important reports indicated that skills required by employers were lacking in the Professional Development Program that was recently discontinued.
The PGA Certified Professional Program was created in recognition of specific career paths where PGA members are employed. This program is the first of its kind. It will truly quantify and measure performance against core- and career-specific competencies. The program acknowledges six specific career paths that represent 99 percent of the membership. As a member, you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment process in which decision-making style, core competencies and career-specific competencies will be evaluated. Upon completion of the evaluation, a course or series of courses will be recommended. Click here to learn more and start advancing your career!