Dear Illinois PGA Members,
For most of us, the past few days have been uncharted waters. With so much uncertainty on the horizon, we wanted to reach out to our members and share some things we can all do to keep us engaged in our business until we can return to our normal lives. We have compiled a list of online activities through both the PGA of America as well as many of our vendors and Section partners. We hope that you will use these not just to pass the time, but as an opportunity to draw on these tools to better prepare you for this season and beyond.
PGA.Coach is the ultimate coaching resource that teaches PGA Professionals about American Development Model, and how to apply the concepts to coaching golf. Once you complete the 2-3 training course, you will have access to the App and all its resources meant to help you be a better teacher and coach.
PGA Job Preferences (https://account.pga.org/job-preferences)
It’s a good time to update your PGA Job Preferences. It’s easy and takes no time at all. This helps the PGA provide you with a list of targeted positions and career advancement services
Career Planning (https://pgacareerservices.mykajabi.com/offers/o4Yok3CP/checkout)
The goal of The Personal & Professional Development Model is to help you become the best possible version of yourself. Through self-reflection, goal setting, honest assessments and planning, this program was created to help you create your own personal development plan for future success.
PGA Lifelong Learning (https://resources.pga.org/lifelong-learning/)
The PGA Specialized Program is an online educational curriculum that supports the goals of PGA Members who are committed to excellence and furthering their career. It delivers "on-demand" access to training when your schedule permits and reduces time and travel costs associated with traditional training.
PGA.org Resources (https://resources.pga.org/increase-revenue/)
Business Tool Kit
The Business Tool Kit has a variety of online courses like Online Revenue Management, Strategic Management Simulations, World Handicap System Tool Kits and more. In addition, you can find the videos from past PGA Coaching Summits.
Playing the Game
USGA Rules of Golf Learning Tool
Jason Boaz (Career Consultant) email@example.com is always available and a great resource for all IPGA members
Revenue Scorecard and self-assessment tools
PGA.org is OUR website. Spend some time simply navigating through the site and getting to know all the resources available to us. There is something for everyone!
When we finally get to the golf season, our customers are going to be ready for golf. This is a great time to spend familiarizing yourself with all the new products and services from many of our vendors.
Cobra University (https://training.cobragolf.com/)
Custom Fitting Manual (Attached)
Ping Knowledge Library (Attached)
Ping Academy (contact Bob English at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the Academy if you are not already)
Taylormade Certification Program (https://elearningbytaylormade.com/)
TaylorMade Certification Program
Click Start Program
Sign Up or Log In (returning users)
Registration Code: USgreengrass2020
Your TaylorMade Ship To number
For login assistance you can contact your TaylorMade Representative (email@example.com or Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
We hope this this information will be useful for you during this time. If you have any questions or have any additional resources you would like to share with other IPGA professionals, please let us know.
We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon.
Jim Miller, PGA
President, Illinois Section
Bloomington Country Club
Nick Papadakes, PGA
Vice President, Illinois Section
Alex Mendez, PGA
Secretary, Illinois Section
Royal Fox Country Club
Mark Labiak, PGA
Immediate Past President, Illinois Section
Ruth Lake Country Club
*(Sent to membership on 3/20/2020)