Section 1: Organization Summaries
PGA of America
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
South Central PGA
The South Central PGA is one of 41 sections that comprise The Professional Golfers' Association of America, and it is the ninth largest geographical section. Its boundaries include the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Southern Kansas. The South Central PGA has a professional membership of more than 450.
In addition to managing the day-to-day affairs of the Section, the headquarters operates the South Central PGA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation provides The PGA golf professional an opportunity to impact the game in a most important and lasting fashion. Active involvement with the community and junior golf is, indeed, an opportunity to promote and teach this game of a lifetime to the youth of our communities.
The PGA has the responsibility to impact the traditions and history of golf to the future caretakers of the game. The PGA of America, the South Central PGA and its member golf professionals are recognized as the leaders in the world of golf today