Player Development Award

Player Development Award


The following professionals are ineligible for Section Award consideration:

Class F or inactive members

The Player Development Award is designed to recognize a PGA Professional for extraordinary and exemplary contributions and achievements in the area of player development.  This award considers the PGA Professional’s growth of the game leadership commitment at the Section and National levels and the impact made at the facility.

The Player Development Award Guidelines:

  • Contributions to Section and National Play Golf America initiatives.
  • Quantity, quality and diversity of player development programs.
  • Use of Play Golf America tools and resources.
  • Quality of best practices, including uniqueness of ideas, increase in rounds / revenues, retention and customer satisfaction.
  • Inspiration of fellow PGA Professionals in the area of player development.

The President’s Plaque Criteria:

  • Leadership of Section and National in the area of player development.
  • Use of Play Golf America Resource Center
  • Number of programs conducted, number of consumers / members attending events, diversity in types of programs and target customers.
  • Some form of measuring impact of program on player retention, increase in rounds played / sold, increase in member / customer satisfaction, impact on growing revenues or decreasing expenses.
  • Quality, practicality of Best Practice ideas.
  • Must be a member of the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game.