What is the goal of the Associate & Assistant Association?
The Midwest Section, PGA is establishing a unique culture amongst all assistant golf professionals by combining educational programs with camaraderie and relaxed, non-competitive playing opportunities to help foster professional relationships and career development. The Association’s main focus is to create and schedule meaningful, friendly social gatherings that will promote professional growth for those who have goals of obtaining leadership roles in the golf industry.
How will you receive assistance?
The Associate & Assistant Committee will schedule periodic meetings to cover a variety of topics specific to the golf business. These meetings will feature guest speakers, local or national PGA Professionals, who are experts in their respective field. In addition, the MPGA website contains several resources including a database of Midwest Section PGA Professionals who have volunteered to act as mentors. Furthermore, there will be a comprehensive list of your peer assistants and the level in the program they are currently in, affording you the opportunity to network with them regarding any PGA PGM subjects.
Areas of Emphasis
- Career Building
- Rules of Golf
- Tournament Operations
- Customer Service
- Playing Ability
- PGA PGM Work Experience Topics
- And much more….
Are there any fees or requirements?
Annually, facilities will have the option to pay for membership. Each Facility, regardless of how many assistants work on staff will pay $120.
Year Long Membership
$120/year entitles you to admission into all AAA-sponsored educational seminars and events. (3) associate workshops, (2) member workshops (MSR Opportunities), scholarship opportunity, access to the new AAA portal (coming soon, playing events, Philbrick Cup funding and social events. Registration for the membership will open on February 7th via BlueGolf.
All membership fees will be used to cover expenses related to facility hosts, keynote speakers and food and beverage for scheduled AAA events. In addition, all Associate golf professionals who wish to play in the Midwest Section golf tournaments MUST BE REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE AAA. Please remember, the opportunity to play in section events is a privilege and not a right.
Current AAA Committee Member Contact Information
|Nick Burkart||President||A-8||Mission Hills CC||913-722-1085|
|Gabe Beronja||Vice-President||A-8||Blue Hills CC||816-942-1683|