The Georgia PGA is one of the 41 Sections of The PGA of America. Its membership includes over 850 PGA Professionals working at over 260 golf courses, clubs, and ranges throughout the state. Additionally, more than 35 Georgia PGA members compete on one of the PGA Tours. In keeping with the fundamental objectives laid down by its founders, one of the Georgia PGA’s primary goals is promoting the game of golf through clinics, junior and minority golf programs, consumer programs, and print and television media.
In the area of print media, we have teamed up with Golf Media, Inc. to publish FORE Georgia, the Official News Publication of the Georgia PGA. FORE Georgia is published ten (10) times per year, and includes features such as Instruction Fore You, Golf Fore Juniors and Course Reviews. In each issue readers will also find articles covering the latest golf technology, profiles on some of the state’s top courses, tournament calendars and results.
The Georgia PGA staff and membership also lend a great deal of time to assisting with charity golf tournaments. The Georgia PGA helps support, promote and coordinate the annual Marriott Children’s Charity Pro-Am along with the Friends FORE Max Janton annual golf tournament.
Yet another way we encourage participation in the game of golf is through our Corporate Golf Program. Through its experienced staff and its 890-plus golf professionals, the Georgia PGA is able to offer companies corporate golf outings tailored to their specific needs. By speaking with corporations and conference planners, the Georgia PGA feels it can offer the ideal atmosphere to entertain clients, motivate staff, and add variety to ordinary meetings.
Although the Georgia PGA spends a great deal of time promoting the game of golf to the general public, its primary focus is its membership. A number of committees have been established – from Education, to Employment, to Tournaments – to ensure as many members as possible have a voice in the organization.
The Georgia PGA membership also enjoys a very successful tournament season, which typically runs from late March to early December. The 30-plus-event season usually begins with the Pro-Pro Scramble and commences with the Pro-Pro Championship. In addition to section events, the Georgia PGA tournament staff also conducts numerous Tour event qualifiers, PGA TOUR qualifying tournaments, and Pro-Ams.
The Georgia PGA Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization, was established with the mission of enhancing lives and improving the communities served by our Georgia Section through golf programming and fundraising, and in the process, growing the game throughout the region. As a PGA member, you should be familiar with the Foundation as a means to share our talents and ourselves in support of the future of the game.