Kentucky PGA Section Meetings
The 2019 Dever E-Z-Go KPGA Spring Member Conference will be held at Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KY on Monday, March 4th. The cost is $75 and 7 MSR credits are available for full day participation.
***As a reminder, all KPGA Members and Associates must attend either the 2018 Fall or 2019 Spring Member Conference to be eligible to compete in Kentucky PGA section events in the 2019 season.
Speaker: Ian James, CEO of RetailTribe
Following the Special Awards Luncheon, our afternoon guest speaker will be Ian James, CEO of RetailTribe. Mr. James will speak about the important role played by PGA Professionals by highlighting:
a) Their real, quantifiable value as a PGA Professional
b) The “value” of a golfer / member and how to calculate it at each facility
c) How to increase the “value” of golfers to the facility
d) The Five Player Development strategies that will drive that increased value
2019 Rules of Golf - 1/2 day seminars covering changes
These seminars will only cover the 2019 changes to the Rules of Golf. The presentation will last approximately 90 minutes, with question and answer session to follow. An optional test will be available for those who wish to attain certification to officiate at Golf House Kentucky events.
Tuesday, February 5th at University of Louisville GC (Louisville) – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST (optional test to follow)
Tuesday, February 5th at University of Louisville GC (Louisville) – 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
Monday, February 11th at Golf House Kentucky (Louisville) – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST (optional test to follow)
Thursday, February 28th at Golf House Kentucky (Louisville) – Ken Tackett Rules Seminar beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST (optional test to follow)
Wednesday, March 6th at Greenbrier G & CC (Lexington) – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 13th at Indian Hills CC (Bowling Green) – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST
Thursday, March 21 at Audubon CC (Louisville, KY) – 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST (optional test to follow)
Thursday, March 28 at Eagles Nest Country Club (Somerset, KY) – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
*More seminars may be added based on demand
2-Day Rules of Golf Workshop – March 9th – 10th at Persimmon Ridge GC
Golf House Kentucky will host a two-day Rules of Golf Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, March 9th and 10th at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club. The workshop is open to anyone and will be taught by expert USGA and KGA rules officials. It will emulate the format of the traditional USGA Rules Workshop and will cover:
– A full overview of the 24 Rules of Golf, how The Rules of Golf and the Interpretations on the Rules of Golf books are organized, and presentations on the importance of the terms used in the Rules of Golf.
– In-depth presentations on the fundamental Rules governing match and stroke play, playing the ball as it lies, playing the course as it is found and the Rules dealing with relief situations.
– Optional USGA test for obtaining certification to officiate at USGA and KGA events
The cost to attend is $50 and will include lunch both days as well as the 2019 Rules of Golf and Interpretations on the Rules of Golf books. All PGA Members and Associates will receive 12 MSR credits.
Effective for MSR Cycle 15A: June 16, 2018 – June 15, 2021
PGA Members are required to earn 54 total MSR credits for a three-year cycle; at least 36 of those must come from Meeting/Education/Player Development. These credits are commonly referred to as the “required category”. These consist o, but are not limited to Section and Chapter meetings and education seminars, as well as various PGA of America approved Player Development Programs. You may also attend Non-Section education seminars as long as they are career specific and you are highly encouraged to contact the Section office BEFORE attending to confirm you will earn credit.
The other category is referred to as the “total category”. These credits can be obtained through a wide variety of activities including but not limited to playing in Section tournaments, volunteering at Section Consumer Events and having an article you wrote published in a golf publication.
For more information regarding MSR credits, CLICK HERE. Please contact Connie Saner, Director, Member Services, if you have any questions regarding MSR credits at email@example.com or (502) 243-8295.
PGA Certified Professional Program (CPP)
Are you looking to advance in your career? Are you wondering how to achieve better employment opportunities or achieve a certain distinction that will set you apart from other members? The PGA Certified Professional Program has been created to offer PGA members the opportunity to advance in their desired career path. More than two years ago, a significant Gap Analysis Study and a Competency Report Study were completed in an effort to determine how The PGA of America could help its members better educate themselves. These important reports indicated that skills required by employers were lacking in the Professional Development Program that was recently discontinued.
The PGA Certified Professional Program was created in recognition of specific career paths where PGA members are employed. This program is the first of its kind. It will truly quantify and measure performance against core- and career-specific competencies. The program acknowledges six specific career paths that represent 99 percent of the membership. As a member, you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment process in which decision-making style, core competencies and career-specific competencies will be evaluated. Upon completion of the evaluation, a course or series of courses will be recommended. Click here to learn more and start advancing your career!