About the APA

The MAPGA Assistant Professional Association (APA) is open to all assistants (A-6 and A-8) and apprentices 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.

2018 APA Membership

2018 APA Schedule – More Events will be added when finalized

Date Event Info
January 15 APA Seminar
GolfTEC - Ellicott City
Info
March 20 APA Seminar
Congressional CC - Bethesda, Md.
Info
April 2 APA Open Tournament
Golden Horseshoe GC - Williamsburg, Va.
Results
April 10 APA Open Tournament
International CC - Fairfax, Va.
Results
May 15 APA Match Play Tournament
Dominion Valley CC - Haymarket, Va.
Bracket
June 12 APA Open Tournament
Suburban Club - Pikesville, Md.
Results
August 13 APA Member Tournament
Hermitage CC - Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Register
October 15-16 APA Tour Championship
Bulle Rock GC - Havre De Grace, Md.
Register

AHEAD MAPGA-APA Apprentice 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 apprentice 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

PRESIDENT
Brian Dix, PGA
Section A-8 Director
University of Maryland Golf Club
301-314-4653
bdix1008@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT
Andrea Wilson, PGA
Southern Chapter A-8 Director
Greenbrier Country Club
(757) 547-8011
andrea.grier87@gmail.com

VICE PRESIDENT
Eli Mireles, PGA
Central Chapter A-8 Director
Burning Tree Club
(301) 469-8192
emireles@pga.com

VICE PRESIDENT
Mike Wood, PGA
Northern Chapter A-8 Director
Baltimore Country Club
410-561-3381
mwood@bcc1898.org