Apprentice Corner

Welcome to the Central New York PGA Apprentice Corner.

There are two pathways that lead to PGA membership:


While the apprentice and university programs differ in significant ways, both pathways require completion of the same PGA PGM curriculum, work experience, PGA Playing Ability Test, and employment or internship requirements.

The courses cover content and activities every PGA Professional should know and be able to demonstrate when they enter the profession as a PGA member.


Below you will find information to help you on your journey in becoming a PGA Professional.  If you know someone who is thinking about getting into the golf business, refer them here for information as well.  We hope you find the following information helpful and useful.  As always, if you have any questions regarding the PGM program, please contact the Section Office at 315.446.5610.  We are always here to help.

The following links are aimed to provide information for anyone considering a career in the golf business.  You can also visit at any time for further information.


To Download the Pre-Apprentice Program Application, click here.


To search for positions currently open in the golf business, click here.  (You must have a PGALinks registration to view the positions).


Central New York Registered Apprentices:

Effective July 1, 2015, apprentices have Term Life insurance coverage.   The annual premium of $34 was included with the annual dues for fiscal year July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  The insured’s benefit is based upon age at the time of death:  Under Age 35 = $15,000 and Age 35 and over = $10,000.  One of the requirements of having a life insurance policy is to designate primary and/or contingent beneficiary(ies).  It is extremely important that the beneficiary designation (s) be provided in a timely manner.  Please
click here now to access the electronic form.  The beneficiary (ies) designated on this form will remain in effect until such time as you notify the PGA of America, in writing, of any changes.

Thank you for your most immediate attention to this important matter. Please feel free to contact the Membership Services Department at 800.474.2776 with any questions.