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.

APA Membership
As of May 1, 2017 APA Membership has increased from $70 to $80.  Membership will be $80 through June 30, 2017.  From July 1 to the end of 2017, membership will go up to $90. APA membership is limited to A-6 or A-8 MAPGA members and all MAPGA apprentices in good standing. APA membership is required to play in any APA tournaments (except the Open events).

APA Membership

2017 APA Schedule – More Events will be added when finalized

Date Event Info
April 10 APA Open Event
Spring Creek GC
Charlottesville, Va.
May 9 APA Match Play Event
Dominion Valley CC
Haymarket, Va.
May 16 APA Member Event
Suburban Club
Pikesville, Md.
June 20 APA Member Event
CC at The Highlands
Chesterfield, Va.
August 10 APA Member - Pro-Invite
Argyle CC
Silver Spring, Md.
August 28 APA Member Event
Mount Vernon CC
Alexandria, Va.
October 10 APA Tour Championship
Lake Chesdin GC
Chesterfield, Va.
November 1-2 Independence Cup
Bear Trap Dunes
Ocean View, De.
Contact Brian Dix, PGA for more info

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

Brian Dix, PGA
Section A-8 Director
University of Maryland Golf Club

Brett Robertson, PGA
Southern Chapter A-8 Director
Belle Haven Country Club
(804) 608-0759

Michael Mauk, PGA
Central Chapter A-8 Director
Belle Haven Country Club
(703) 329-5264

Mike Wood, PGA
Northern Chapter A-8 Director
Baltimore Country Club