From the PGA
NJCAA Partners with PGA of America in Providing Career Opportunities for Junior College Students Golfers
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), has announced a partnership with the PGA of America. The PGA of America, and the NJCAA are official partners. They will collaborate to promote the game of golf by sharing professional opportunities and career opportunities with college golfers.
The PGA of America will partner with NJCAA programs to offer golfers continued engagement beyond their college experience. This will include career opportunities within the sport. The PGA will have the opportunity to communicate with the NJCAA community of golfers, including coaches, mentors, and leadership.
“With over 2 million jobs in the golf industry, and an increasing demand to fill those jobs, we look forward to working with the NJCAA in connecting junior college student athletes to a potential career in golf and also help them visualize what a career as a PGA Professional can deliver,” said PGA President John Lindert, the PGA Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing (Michigan). “Connecting these golfers with PGA Members for mentorship, leadership and job opportunities is a great way to bring more career opportunities to the game of golf.”
Nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals are part of the PGA of America. The PGA’s mission is to serve PGA Members and grow the game. The PGA promotes enjoyment and involvement in golf among the general public, as it contributes to the sport’s growth by providing services to PGA Professionals and the industry.
PGA Professionals are the acknowledged teachers and leaders of the game, and they promote its growth passionately. The PGA seeks to establish a fundamental relationship with every golfer and build on that relationship to give them the resources they will need to help them achieve their goals.
“The NJCAA is very excited about this new partnership and working with the PGA of America,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “This partnership will provide new opportunities for two-year college golfers and prepare student athletes for long-term success in the sport.”