PGA of America

The PGA of America and Golf’s Governing Bodies

PGA of America

PGA & Golf’s Governing Bodies Fact Sheet

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Based - Frisco, Texas

The PGA of America is a membership organization of PGA of America Golf Professionals who work daily to drive interest and participation in the game.

PGA of America Golf Professionals are the leaders in the business of golf and can be found working at numerous facilities and companies across the world in a variety of career paths including Golf Operations, Executive Management and Teaching & Coaching. 

The PGA of America also helps its members by providing additional educational opportunities through our lifelong learning programs.

We are the national governing body that drives support to 41 local PGA Section Offices who help golf professionals and golf consumers in your local market. Programs that the PGA of America helps to oversee for consumers include PGA Jr. League, PGA Family Golf, PGA Team Golf and more. 

In addition, we own and operate the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship as well as numerous member and junior championships.

PGA REACH is the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America. The mission of PGA REACH is to positively impact the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to PGA of America Golf Professionals, PGA Sections and the game of golf. We are proud that our PGA HOPE program has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which enables direct referrals to the PGA HOPE program as a form of therapy. 

The PGA of America also works with the games governing bodies for the betterment of the sport. Below is a little bit of information about each and how we, as the PGA of America interact with them.

Augusta National

Club Management Association of America (CMAA)

DP World Tour

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)

National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA)

National Golf Foundation (NGF)

Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)


The R&A

United States Golf Association (USGA)

World Golf Foundation (WGF)