What does PGA stand for?
Founded in 1901, The PGA is the world’s first golf professional members' organisation representing over 7,500 golf professionals working in over 60 countries worldwide. It has been at the heart of the game since early British professionals, led by the Great Triumvirate of JH Taylor, Harry Vardon and James Braid, formed an organisation to protect the professionals' interests and promote the game of golf.
The PGA brand is immediately recognised and respected throughout the world since it has been at the forefront of golf for over a century. PGA’s heritage, standards, ethics, reputation and global role are known and respected equally by players, administrators as well as golf facility developers and owners.
The PGA has licensed its brand to selected facilities around the world and accordingly has extensive experience with golf facilities across a broad range of matters, cultures and markets.
Vipingo Ridge is East and Central Africa’s only PGA-accredited golf course. All golfers instantly recognise the brand promise associated with the PGA brand.
Vipingo Ridge is a world class venue for all your golfing requirements, as evidenced by the fact that it carries The PGA’s rare ’stamp of approval’.
All PGA branded facilities are of world class standard and all benefit from a direct use of The PGA brand and its associated brand value as built up over the last century and more.
The PGA has a range of industry leading education courses available to aspiring golf professionals and others with key roles in the golf industry. The PGA will work with Vipingo Ridge to create a bespoke programme of education for Vipingo Ridge’s staff to improve their knowledge and thus improve Vipingo Ridge’s quality of overall service and product.
The PGA plays a significant role at different levels, from its extensive work in developing golf and particularly its work to protect juniors in any coaching environment, to the Ryder Cup European Development Trust and its game development initiatives.
At a governmental level, The PGA works to formulate and determine policy for the sport. This includes active involvement in Great Britain and Ireland with England Golf, Club Golf Scotland, Golf Development Wales, Junior Golf Ireland and the implementation of the UK Coaching Certificate for golf.