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In The PGA’s Own Words

Courtesy of pga.info

PGA pros do pretty much anything and everything in golf – and best of all, they’re there to help you.

Whether it’s the golf basics, tweaking a swing, advice on equipment, custom-fitting a new driver, coaching juniors, helping with a ruling, managing a golf club from top to bottom, coaching a top European Tour player or simply taking a green fee, PGA pros do pretty much anything and everything in golf.

Perhaps best of all – they’re there to help you, the ordinary golfer – squeeze the most out of this wonderful game that both tantatilises and frustrates in equal measures.

The traditional club professional role is still very much in evidence with pros remaining the focal point of the golf club or driving range – a friendly face to visitors and source of advice and help to members.

Triple major winner Padraig Harrington has no doubts as to the benefits of using a PGA professional:

“Regular tuition and advice from a PGA professional – whether on technique or equipment – is one of the most beneficial things any golfer can do to improve not only their game but also their enjoyment of golf,” said Harrington.

“Everyone wants to play to the best of their ability – whether in an Open Championship or the monthly medal – and there’s no doubt lessons with your local PGA professional can help achieve that goal.

“I’ve been fortunate to work with one of the very best in PGA Master Professional Bob Torrance but I know that there are many fine pros across the UK and Ireland eager to help golfers of all ages and abilities.”

PGA pros are at the heart of a range of clubs and courses across the UK but all share a common commitment to growing and promoting the game.
Down the years the role of the pro has broadened in step with changes in the golfing landscape brought about by the game’s surge in popularity.

As golf has become more popular, opportunities have arisen to enable many pros to specialise in a specific area of the game whether as coaches, teachers, fitness and conditioning experts, golf managers, directors of golf, retailers, custom-fitters or club repairers.

The common denominator uniting the PGA’s 7,000 plus members is the desire to help grow the game of golf and make it an enjoyable experience for amateur players – whether by assisting in achieving a good swing or in the smooth running of a golf club’.

Make sure you are having lessons from a fully-qualified PGA Professional – only they have the experience and skill to help you be the best you can be!