The PGA of Australia is the third oldest Professional Golfers Association in the world and proudly forms part of the PGA World Alliance, of which it is a founding partner.
The Association traces its origin back to 1911 when a group of expatriate Scottish golf Professionals formed a national Association to promote the game of golf and elevate the vocation of the golf Professional within Australia.
The PGA of Australia is a not-for-profit Member-based organisation representing Tour Professionals, Vocational Professionals and Trainee Professionals who work in golf facilities throughout Australia and overseas. Our Members play an integral role in servicing more than 1.2 million Australians who hit the fairways each year.
The PGA of Australia owns and manages the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia which is a member of the International Federation of PGA Tours. The Australian PGA Championship, ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, Fiji International presented by Fiji Airways, Emirates Australian Open and ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open are just a few of our sanctioned tournaments that carry World Ranking Points.
As the official sanctioning body for all elite male professional tournament golf in Australasia, the PGA of Australia has a successful history in producing numerous Major winners and world ranked players, including Kel Nagle, Peter Thomson, Jack Newton, Greg Norman, Robert Allenby, Stuart Appleby, Geoff Ogilvy, Adam Scott and Jason Day.
To ensure the Australian golf industry maintains its position as one of the best in the world, the PGA of Australia provides industry specific training and education opportunities for those seeking to start, advance or consolidate their career in the golf industry.
The PGA of Australia is a Registered Training Organisation and runs three education divisions: the PGA Academy, PGA International Golf Institute and PGA Centre for Learning and Performance. Collectively, these divisions offer traineeships, further education and performance coaching to PGA Members, Tour Professionals and the public, both domestic and international.
The PGA of Australia’s mission and vision is to promote and grow the game of golf at all levels and provide our current and future Members with the opportunity to maximise their career potential. At the same time, we aim to be one of Asia-Pacific’s leading sports brands, recognised as an industry leader who delivers the highest standards.
Golf is one of Australia’s most popular participant activities and is played by people of all ages, status and social backgrounds. It is also a significant contributor to the Australian economy, spanning real estate, resorts, manufacturing, retail, hospitality and course maintenance. In Australia alone, golf employs over 23,000 people and generates over $2.7 billion annually.