*additional education opportunities will be added as dates and information become available

Effective Date: June 16, 2015–June 15, 2018

Rules and Regulations for the Member Service Requirement (MSR), as defined by the Membership Committee:

  1. One credit per hour of service or participation as defined by the chart below.
  2. A Section may require that all Section and Chapter activities be approved in advance.
  3. Based on previously approved activities, established guidelines and Section recommendations, the National Office will approve the credits to be awarded for a certain activity. The Board of Control will determine the number of credits in all disputes and the Board of Directors reserves the right to make modifications to the requirements.
  4. A participant may receive compensation for an activity.
  5. Fifty-four (54) credits are required for a three-year cycle; at least 36 from PGA Meeting/PGA Education/Golf 2.0/Player Development.
  6. Members who have attained 25 years of active membership and are at least 65 years of age before the start of the Professional Development Program shall be required to earn 12 credits from the PGA Meeting/PGA Education/Golf 2.0/Player Development category only.
  • For a full description of the PGA Member Service Requirements please click here.
  • For a list of Frequently Asked Questions please click here.

PGA Player Development Workshop

Join us as we explore the role that instruction and coaching plays in enhancing income, increasing job security and generating incremental rounds and revenue for PGA Professionals and their respective facilities. 

May 2-3, 2016
Day 1: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day 2: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

featuring Bob Baldassari, PGA, Youth Golf Development Director, PGA of America

Sugar Creek Country Club
402 Sugar Creek Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

9 PGA Required MSR Credits
Cost: $100 (includes lunch)

Agenda Includes:

  1. Reflecting on and challenging long-held assumptions regarding the importance of player development, the consumer's motivations and the role of the PGA Professional at any facility.
  2. A review of appliable marketing principals and marketing tatics which will empower Professionals to inspire and engage with any player, regardless of their ability or position on the consumer pathway.
  3. An in-depth dive into structured player development programming that can address any typer of consumer, with specific emphasis on the recreational player, engaged player and committed player.
  4. An introduction of quantifying and measuring the financial and facility impact of your player development acitivities by understanding the key revenue drivers and utilizing the Revenue Scorecard

Attendees should expect to walk away from this workshop with an understanding of structured player development programming which can address any consumer's needs and be flexible enough to meet the demands of any facility. Please join us for two great days of knowlege and fellowship!

Register Here! 

Complimentary PGA Online Education

PGA members can receive one (1) to two (2) PGA Education MSR by watching a video from the list and taking an assessment at the conclusion of the video.

MSR credit may be earned only one time for any online MSR course. In order to earn MSR credit, you must score a 70% or higher on the assessment. If you do not score 70% or higher, you will be allowed one (1) re-take opportunity. You will be directed to the assessment when the video concludes.

The PGA of America curently has ten different videos and assesments available. (Requires PGA Links user ID & Password)

Begin taking courses HERE.

Other MSR

LPGA - Teaching HER


4 Credits

CPR Courses


1 Credit/Hour

First-Aid Courses


1 Credit/Hour

Oct. 13
TARO Allied
Association Meeting

Pine Forest CC

1 Credit/Hour

Golf 2.0 Conducting and Reporting Program Results:

1. Registering, promoting, conducting and reporting on Golf 2.0 Programs via PGA registration and reporting tools; examples include:

a. Get Golf Ready (2 credits per graduating class, minimum of three students per class)

b. Get Golf Ready 2 (3 credits per graduating class, minimum of three students per class)

c. Get Golf Ready Outings/Leagues (3 credits per reaching minimum thresholds)

d. PGA Sports Academy (2 credits per graduating class, minimum of three students per class)

e. Future Golf 2.0 Programs (Credits awarded in a manner equitable with a through d above)

Golf 2.0 Online Training:

2. Tutorials and Online Training completed via PGALinks to achieve full understanding and adoption by all members regarding the Association’s Strategic Plan.

a. Understanding the Strategic Plan

b. Know Your Customer

c. Deepen Engagement with Current Golfers

d. Connecting with Her

e. Welcome Back to Golf

f. Family Focus

g. Platinum Players

h. Building Blocks

i. Off Course Options

j. Drive for Diversity

k. I’m Ready to Play

l. Annual Updates

Online tutorials and training will be developed by the PGA Education and Player Development Departments. Tutorials and training online content will include video and written material as well as an assessment to gauge understanding and engagement will take approximately one hour to complete each tutorial/training session, thereby, earning one credit per completion. Future MSR cycles will include new opportunities as Golf 2.0 continues to roll out.

The Membership and Play Golf America Committees will continue to evaluate the credit structure.