COVID-19 Updates

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.

Section News

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.

Section Cancellations/Postponements

DateEventStatusLink
03/16/2020NOPGA Spring MeetingCancelledMore Info
04/06/2020Toledo Chapter Spring MeetingCancelledMore Info
04/20/202036 Hole Pro Pro PremierCancelledMore Info
04/27/2020Pro Pro ScrambleCancelledMore Info
04/28/2020Associate Roundtable & Stableford Series #1CancelledMore Info

Junior Tour Cancellations/Postponements

DateEventStatusLink
05/10/2020Joe Haase CupCancelled
05/03/2020NOPGA Series #1Postponed to 05/30More Info

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