Helping Our Golf Community Navigate COVID-19
Our COVID-19 page provides the latest news and resources to help our Members and golf community plan, prepare, and respond to the Coronavirus outbreak.
NOPGA & SOPGA Video Conference Call – April 7, 2020
A NOPGA & SOPGA Sections Video Conference Call was held on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. District 5 Director Brian Jones, PGA and Keith Fisher, PGA Career Consultant hosted the call. PGA of America President, Suzy Whaley and PGA Chief Membership Officer, John Easterbrook joined the PGA Members on the call. To view a recording of the video conference call, click here.
To Receive 1 MSR credit for attending the call on Tuesday or viewing the recording of the call, please click here to complete the Member Chat MSR Claim Form.
MSR Period Extended
The PGA of America has extended the MSR cycle deadline from June 15, 2021 to June 15, 2022, for all Members. This is due to a number of MSR activity opportunities – meetings, education, tournaments, player development – that could be postponed or canceled. Additionally, this relieves pressure on Sections and Members to conduct or take part in these activities during this unprecedented time of uncertainty.
PGA PGM Acceptable Progress
The PGA of America has extended the Acceptable Progress deadlines of all PGA Associates by one year. As travel to the PGA Education Center is currently curtailed, PGA Education staff is exploring online opportunities. With the uncertainty of testing sites remaining open, this provides flexibility with regard to Associates meeting their deadlines.
PGA PGM Seminar Cancellations
The PGA of America has cancelled pending seminars at Port St. Lucie through April. 81 individuals were impacted and we are refunding everyone’s registration fee and charging them back at a discounted rate. The team is looking into online options that could be adopted in the future. Teaching & coaching and Executive Management is offered on a quarterly basis and therefore have not been impacted.
PGA Member Assistance Program
People are understandably concerned about their health, jobs and future. During these unprecedented times, the PGA Member Assistance Program provides confidential, professional counseling and online services for a wide array of personal and well-being concerns. We encourage you to remind your fellow Members they can seek help at resources.pga.org. In addition, online guidance on preventive health and safety measures we can all take are available from the CDC.
|03/16/2020||NOPGA Spring Meeting||Cancelled||More Info|
|04/06/2020||Toledo Chapter Spring Meeting||Cancelled||More Info|
|04/20/2020||36 Hole Pro Pro Premier||Cancelled||More Info|
|04/27/2020||Pro Pro Scramble||Cancelled||More Info|
|04/28/2020||Associate Roundtable & Stableford Series #1||Cancelled||More Info|
Junior Tour Cancellations/Postponements
|05/10/2020||Joe Haase Cup||Cancelled|
|05/03/2020||NOPGA Series #1||Postponed to 05/30||More Info|
PGA of America
- COVID-19 Resources on PGA.Org
- Disaster Relief (For PGA Members Only)
- Member Assistance Program (Confidential, Professional Counseling Services)
- 2020 PGA Dues Procedures
Federal & State Authorities
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
- Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act
- Assistance for Private Clubs
- Small Business Administration
- Ohio Department of Health
- Ohio Department of Insurance
- Ohio Office of Unemployment Services
- US Department of Labor
- Club Management Association of America
- National Golf Course Owners Association
- The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America
- Employer/Employee Resources