PGA of America’s New Grow-the-Game Initiative

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States: The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced a partnership agreement with the PGA of America. 

As Official Partners, the PGA of America and the NJCAA will work together to grow the game of golf by sharing professional and career opportunities with two-year collegiate golfers. 

The PGA of America will collaborate with NJCAA golf programmes to offer athletes continued engagement with the game of golf beyond their collegiate experience, including career prospects within the sport.

The PGA will be able to connect with the NJCAA golf community, including coaches, mentors and leadership, and be available to participate and speak at NJCAA golf Championships.

“With over two million jobs in the golf industry, and an increasing demand to fill those jobs, we look forward to working with the NJCAA in connecting junior college student athletes to a potential career in golf and also help them visualise what a career as a PGA Professional can deliver,” said John Lindert, Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing in Michigan and President of the PGA of America, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

“Connecting these golfers with PGA Members for mentorship, leadership and job opportunities is a great way to bring more career opportunities to the game of golf,” he added.

The PGA of America consists of nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals around the world. The mission of the PGA is to serve the PGA Member and grow the game of golf. The PGA promotes enjoyment and involvement in golf among the general public, as it contributes to the sport’s growth by providing services to golf professionals and the industry.

PGA Professionals serve as the recognised teachers and leaders of the game and promote its growth passionately. The PGA seeks to establish a fundamental relationship with every golfer and build on that relationship to give them the resources they will need to help them achieve their goals.

The PGA of America fosters a spirit of collaboration and fun while also inspiring and supporting PGA Professionals. The Association is committed to providing lifelong learning for PGA Professionals through three focused career tracks: Teaching & Coaching, Golf Operations, and Executive Management. 

The PGA of America recently opened its new ‘Home of the PGA of America’ at PGA Frisco in Texas. The Home of the PGA is a hub for Professional Development and Education that will enable PGA Professionals to drive growth of the game with golfers of all ages and abilities. 

“The NJCAA is very excited about this new partnership and working with the PGA of America,” said Dr Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “This partnership will create new opportunities for two-year collegiate golfers and prepare student-athletes for success long-term within the sport.”

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