Sextet Gain PGA Master Professional Status

Frisco, Texas, United States: Six PGA of America members have completed requirements this year to earn the highest educational designation a PGA Member can obtain – PGA Master Professional.

The PGA Master Professional Programme was established in 1969 to recognise PGA Members who have made a significant effort to improve as golf professionals and maintain the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations.

As part of its Member education curriculum, the PGA Master Professional Programme was designed to ensure PGA Professionals are prepared to meet the growing demands of the marketplace.

The programme is available to any PGA Professional with at least 10 years of PGA Membership who has achieved advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Programme.

The curriculum includes an extensive project based on the specific certification previously acquired by the PGA Professional. PGA Master Professional status is earned upon successful completion of the presentation.

“Attaining PGA Master Professional status is a crowning career accomplishment for PGA Members as they ascend to the highest educational designation bestowed by the PGA of America,” said Jim Richerson, President of the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

“It’s rewarding to see such a distinguished group of Members commit to continuing education, which further elevates a programme that represents the very best of our Association,” he added.

The latest six to have earned PGA Master Professional status are Shawn Costello, Brian Crowell, Michael Dickson, Barry Friedman, Larry Salsman and Christopher Smith.

These PGA members have joined a group of over 400 members who have achieved PGA Master Professional status.

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