The PGA represents over 2,600 Vocational and Tournament Professionals living and working in Australia and overseas. The majority of our Members are employed in a vocational capacity, primarily at local or overseas golf facilities.

PGA Members have advanced knowledge and expertise gained through rigorous industry training, education and experience in game development, coaching and golf operations. Our Membership consists of highly skilled club based Professionals, coaches, world ranked Tour players, Major winners and Trainees. To become a Member of the PGA, you must meet certain training, education and accreditation requirements.

Membership Classifications

The main Membership categories with the PGA include:

Vocational Golf professional working in industry, status attained via completion of a PGA Trainee Program or Bridging Program
Tournament Professional golfer playing on Tour, status attained via Qualifying School or maintained through the various exemption categories
Other Categories requiring board approval, Life Member, Retired Member
2017 State Award Winners
Western Australian Golf Industry Awards
Hilary Lawler WA/SA PGA Professional of the Year: Kerrod Gray
WA PGA Teaching Professional of the Year: Craig Bishop
Queensland Golf Industry Awards
QLD PGA Club Professional of the Year: Matthew King
QLD PGA Teaching Professional of the Year: John Collins
QLD PGA Manager of the Year: Stephen Hutchison
QLD PGA Coach of the Year: Colin Swatton
New South Wales/ACT Golf Industry Awards
NSW/ACT PGA Coach of the Year: Jason Laws
NSW/ACT PGA Teaching Professional of the Year: Andrew Walkley
NSW/ACT PGA Club Professional of the Year: Nicholas Robb
NSW/ACT PGA Manager of the Year: Steve Aisbett
Victorian PGA Trainee Graduation and Awards
2016 Trainee of the Year: Luke Bleumink
2016 Trainee Order of Merit Winner: Ben Murphy