About the APA

The MAPGA Assistant Professional Association (APA) is open to all assistants (A-6 and A-8) and associates in the Middle Atlantic Section. The goals of the Association are to provide education opportunities (specific to assistants’ career development), to build community involvement, and to create an environment that allows assistants to establish new relationships and enhance their professional development.

The APA also organizes a tournament program for its members. The tournament schedule consists of a variety of events and concludes with a Tour Championship and Independence Cup against the Philly PGA APA.

2020 APA Membership

2020 APA Schedule – More Events will be added when finalized

Date Event Info
Monday, February 17, 2020 APA Education Event
North Bethesda GolfTEC
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 APA Match Play Event
Dominion Valley CC - Haymarket, VA
Working on Final Details
Registration Coming Soon
Monday, July 13, 2020 APA Pro-Assistant
Cattail Creek CC - Glenwood, MD
Working on Final Details
Registration Coming Soon
Monday, August 10, 2020 APA Open Event
Hermitage CC - Richmond, VA
Working on Final Details
Registration Coming Soon
Monday, August 31, 2020 APA Open Event
Elkridge Club - Baltimore, MD
Working on Final Details
Registration Coming Soon
Monday, September 28 - Tuesday, September 29, 2020 APA Open Event
Location TBD - Likely Lansdowne Resort
Working on Final Details
Registration Coming Soon

AHEAD MAPGA-APA Associate Scholarships

Recognizing that the cost of the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGM) program is a major concern, the APA and the MAPGA have worked together to develop a scholarship program to annually award those Associate assistants who finish at the top of each PGA PGM program level. The AHEAD MAPGA-APA Scholarships are awarded to the top four finishers at each level who are members of the APA and meet the following eligibility criteria:

1) Must be a registered member of the MAPGA Assistant Professional Association (APA)
2) Must participate in at least two (2) of the following by December 31st:

  • APA Tournament (must complete the round and turn in a scorecard)
  • APA Education Seminar
  • APA Meeting
  • Section or Chapter Membership Meeting
  • Section specific education seminars (MAPGA Teaching Summit, those adjacent to Section meetings)

***If more than 4 people from each level meet the criteria, the members that scored the highest on the tests will receive the scholarship.

APA Officers

SECTION A-8 DIRECTOR
Eli Mireles II, PGA
Burning Tree Club
412-980-6486
emireles@pga.com

CENTRAL CHAPTER A-8 DIRECTOR
Ryan Fellows, PGA
The Club at Creighton Farms
703-957-4800
rfellows@creightonfarms.com

NORTHERN CHAPTER A-8 DIRECTOR
Jeff Mann, PGA
Green Spring Valley Hunt Club
410-363-0462
jpmann@pga.com

SOUTHERN CHAPTER A-8 DIRECTOR
Ryan Marks, PGA
Hermitage Country Club
804-784-3811
ryanm@hermitagecountryclub.com