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Player Engagement

The PGA of America is doubling down on its mission to serve its members and grow the game through an integrated pathway of Player Engagement products designed to help PGA Professionals connect with golfers at every age and skill level. In 2022, approximately 122,000 golfers at more than 3,000 PGA facilities participated in Player Engagement programming. PGA Professionals garnered an estimated annual revenue of nearly $20 million through registration fees alone, while overall economic impact exceeded $100 million.

The PGA Player Engagement pathway is built upon and guided by the principles of the American Development Model (ADM), a proven long-term athlete development model designed by sports scientists to help foster a lifetime affinity to sports and develop athletes to their greatest potential. PGA Coach was developed to provide golf industry professionals a full suite of resources, tools and training around the ADM and more.

Accompanied by local PGA Section programming, the core PGA of America product pathway is as follows:

Drive, Chip & Putt

A joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills employed in golf. By tapping the creative and competitive spirit of girls and boys ages 7-15, Drive, Chip and Putt provides aspiring junior golfers an opportunity to play with their peers in qualifiers around the country. Participants who advance through local, sub-regional and regional qualifying in each age/gender category earn a place in the National Finals, which is conducted at Augusta National Golf Club the Sunday before the Masters Tournament and is broadcast live by Golf Channel. Local qualifying is typically available in all 50 states. For more information, please visit the Rules and Regulations.


PGA Camps

PGA Camps programs are designed for junior golfers of all ability levels, from the “new junior golfer” and intermediate level junior to advanced players. Participants are segmented into smaller groups based on their experience and skill level in order to create the most favorable learning environment possible.


PGA Jr. League

What started as an idea scribbled on a napkin has grown to over 60,000 kids playing on teams nationwide. While the program has evolved to include expanded age divisions, year-round play and an enhanced All-Star experience for competitive players, the commitment to our values of Safety, Care and Organization remains steadfast. PGA Jr. League is the flagship youth pillar program of the PGA of America’s 501 (c)(3) foundation, PGA REACH. We envision a world in which PGA Jr. League is accessible to every child, everywhere, regardless of background or circumstance. We believe that golf is for the collective, and everyone deserves to feel a deep sense of belonging to healthy and caring communities.



The National High School Golf Association is an initiative dedicated to the overall growth and development of high school golfers across the United States.



Club golf is competitive non-varsity golf in college. Similar to other club sports, such as club baseball or club Quidditch, club golf teams compete regionally and nationally against other colleges under the direction of a national governing body.


PGA Team Golf

PGA Team Golf (formerly City Tour) is a golf tournament series for adult golfers consisting of local golf tournaments culminating in a National Championship in September. Golfers do not need to play in every event.


PGA Family Golf

Think parents and grandparents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles… all playing for the same, multi-generational team. 2-6 players per team - minimum pair of one adult and one junior per team, however team composition is flexible at the local level.