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Certified Professional Program

PGA Professionals Earn Advanced Certifications Through PGA CPP 2.0

Forty-one PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0). The all-digital training and education curriculum ensures PGA Members have the skills, competencies, and training demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry.

PGA CPP 2.0, created with input from employers and industry experts to immediately enhance the expertise and performance of PGA Members in the workplace, offers certifications in Golf Operations, General Management, Player Development and Teaching & Coaching. Since the Program’s original inception in 2004, a total of 1,563 PGA Professionals have earned over 2,600 certifications in their desired career paths. 

The cirriculum is available on PGA.org.

The following PGA Professionals recently achieved certifications in one (or more) of four categories:

General Management

  • Kaitlyn Murphy Werszner, PGA, Virginia Beach, Virginia - The Signature at West Neck, Middle Atlantic PGA Section
  • James Dorman Jr., PGA, Laurel, Mississippi - Laurel Country Club, Gulf States PGA Section
  • Michael McCabe, PGA, The Colony, Texas - The Old American Golf Club, Northern Texas PGA Section
  • Paloma Santiago, PGA, Princeton, New Jersey - Princeton Country Club, New Jersey PGA Section
  • Vincent Juarez, PGA, Lake Forest, Illinois - Deerpath Golf Course, Illinois PGA Section
  • Ross Holtsclaw, PGA, Rumford, Rhode Island - Wannamoisett Country Club, New England PGA Section
  • Haley Hocott, PGA, San Antonio, Texas - The Quarry Golf Club, Southern Texas PGA Section

Golf Operations

  • James Grogan, PGA, Hales Corners, Wisconsin - Whitnall Park Golf Club, Wisconsin PGA Section
  • Eric Goettsch, PGA, Glenview, Illinois - North Shore Country Club, Illinois PGA Section
  • Molly Cooper, PGA, Tumwater, Washington - Pacific Northwest Section
  • Robert Peterson, PGA, River Hills, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Country Club, Wisconsin PGA Section
  • Kyle Costanzo, PGA, Bloomfield, New Jersey - Forest Hill Field Club, New Jersey PGA Section
  • Charles Homes III, PGA, Bellevue, Washington - Tam O’Shanter Golf and Country Club, Pacific Northwest PGA Section
  • Brandon Nowak, PGA, Greensboro, North Carolina - Greensboro Country Club Farm Course, Carolinas PGA Section
  • Michael Caldwell, PGA, Wilmington, Delaware - Bidermann Golf Club, Philadelphia PGA Section
  • Richard Sung, PGA, Kapolei, Hawaii - Ko Olina Golf Club, Aloha PGA Section
  • Thomas Moore, PGA, Fishers, Indiana - The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club, Indiana PGA Section
  • Keith Clawson, PGA, Wilmington, Delaware - Bidermann Golf Club, Philadelphia PGA Section
  • Casey Moen, PGA, - Pacific Northwest PGA Section
  • Kristen Allard, PGA, Porterville, California - River Island Country Club, Northern California PGA Section
  • Zachary Hammerberg, PGA, Fort Myers, Florida - Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club, South Florida PGA Section
  • Elliott Oscar, PGA, Roscommon, Michigan - Forest Dunes Golf Club, Michigan PGA Section
  • Roger Welch, PGA, Arlington, Virginia - Washington Golf and Country Club, Middle Atlantic PGA Section

Player Development

  • Michael Block, PGA, Amelia Island, Florida - Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, North Florida PGA Section
  • Jason Loomis, PGA, Danbury, Connecticut - Ridgewood Country Club, Connecticut PGA Section
  • Vincent Juarez, PGA, Lake Forest, Illinois - Deerpath Golf Course, Illinois PGA Section

Teaching & Coaching

  • James Ranco, PGA, Haworth, New Jersey - Haworth Country Club, New Jersey PGA Section
  • Patrick Ruddy, PGA, Colorado Springs, Colorado - GOLFTEC- Chapel Hills, Colorado PGA Section
  • Marcus Erkel, PGA, Emporia, Kansas - Emporia Golf Course, Midwest PGA Section
  • Joseph Smith, PGA, Stockton, California - Swenson Park Golf Club, Northern California PGA Section
  • John Wyatt III, PGA - Carolinas PGA Section
  • Henry Stetina, PGA, Las Cruces, New Mexico - New Mexico State University PGA Golf Management, Sun Country PGA Section
  • Luke Reilly, PGA, Germantown, Tennessee - Windyke Country Club, Tennessee PGA Section
  • Justin McCarraher, PGA, Fort Myers, Florida - Fiddlesticks Country Club, South Florida PGA Section
  • Baylor Comstock, PGA, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida - TPC Sawgrass, North Florida PGA Section
  • Mark Williams, PGA, Groveport, Ohio - The Links at Groveport, Southern Ohio PGA Section
  • Greg Krasinski, PGA, Clinton, South Carolina - Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Carolinas PGA Section
  • Paul Emmi, PGA, Jupiter, Florida - Jupiter Island, New England PGA Section
  • Brian Fox, PGA, Cashiers, North Carolina - Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club, Carolinas PGA Section
  • Steven Cox, PGA - South Florida PGA Section
  • Dennis Selvitella, PGA, Rutland, Massachusetts - Bedrock Golf Club, New England PGA Section