PGA of Canada and LPGA Develop Innovative Partnership
The PGA of Canada has developed an exciting new partnership with the LPGA, opening a pathway for LPGA Class “A” members to join the association.
“After a thorough review of the LPGA’s education programs associated with obtaining Class “A” status, we were able to map their learning outcomes effectively to the PGA of Canada’s Training Academy presented by Titleist and FootJoy,” said Matt Allen, chief innovation officer of the PGA of Canada.
"This partnership affirms the commitment of both organizations in providing outstanding education to female golf professionals as they pursue careers in our industry," said LPGA National President Marvol Barnard. "Our members now have a pathway to PGA of Canada certification, and I look forward to continuing to work together for the success and growth of both organizations."
LPGA Class “A” members will be exempt from the Play Ability Test (PAT) and will automatically receive 20.0 of the 30.0 credits required to achieve Class “A” status with the PGA of Canada. A reference guide outlining course equivalencies and additional courses required to achieve Class “A” status is available here.
“We are tremendously proud of this groundbreaking achievement as it continues to demonstrate the PGA of Canada’s commitment to supporting and growing female representation within our industry,” said Allen. “This new pathway increases access and streamlines the process for LPGA Class "A" members interested in joining our association."