The Professional Golfers’ Association of America, founded in 1916, is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The PGA is divided into 41 geographical sections. Each PGA Section operates within a framework of The PGA Constitution. Many sections are also sub-divided into chapters for the geographical convenience of members. The PGA is comprised of approximately 29,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing the game of golf.
The mission of The PGA is to promote enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals and the golf industry. The PGA will accomplish this mission by enhancing the skill of its professionals and the opportunities for amateurs, employers, manufacturers, employees, and the general public. In so doing, The PGA will elevate the standards of the the professional’s vocation, enhance the economic well-being of the individual member, stimulate interest in the game of golf, and promote the overall vitality of the game.