The PGA has been at the heart of golf since 1901 when the professionals of the day, led by the Great Triumvirate of JH Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid, formed an organisation to support their interests and promote the game of golf.
The PGA’s mission statement is to ‘improve the personal and professional lives of our Members’.
The PGA plays a significant role in the development of golf at different levels, from junior coaching through to government policy, where it is helping formulate and determine the strategy for the sport.
Since 2004, The PGA has led on the development of coaching qualifications for golf. Now, at The PGA’s National Training Academy at The Belfry, aspiring Members utilise cutting-edge technology in the PGA Golf Performance Studio, Cochran Sports Science Suite, workshop and classrooms, while learning from tutors and staff who are experts in their field.