Charlotte, N.C. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced a partnership agreement with the PGA of America. As Official Partners, the PGA of America and the NJCAA will work together to grow the game of golf by sharing professional and career opportunities with two-year collegiate golfers.
The PGA of America will collaborate with NJCAA golf programs to offer athletes continued engagement with the game of golf beyond their collegiate experience, including career prospects within the sport. The PGA will be able to connect with the NJCAA golf community, including coaches, mentors and leadership, and be available to participate and speak at NJCAA golf Championships.
“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 of America President John Lindert, the Director of Golf at the Country Club of Lansing in 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.”
The PGA of America consists of nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals around the country. The mission of the PGA is to serve the PGA Member and grow the game of golf. The PGA promotes enjoyment and involvement in golf among the general public, as it contributes to the sport’s growth by providing services to golf Professionals and the industry.
PGA Professionals serve as the recognized teachers and leaders of the game and 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 PGA of America fosters a spirit of collaboration and fun while also inspiring and supporting PGA Professionals. The Association is committed to providing lifelong learning for PGA Professionals through three focused career tracks: Teaching & Coaching, Golf Operations, and Executive Management.
The PGA of America recently opened its new “Home of the PGA of America” at PGA Frisco in Frisco, Texas. The Home of the PGA is a hub for Professional Development and Education that will enable PGA Professionals to drive growth of the game with golfers of all ages and abilities.
“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 create new opportunities for two-year collegiate golfers and prepare student-athletes for success long-term within the sport.”
About the PGA of America
PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals who work daily to grow interest and inclusion in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.com and follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing student-athletes opportunities to PREPARE, COMPETE, SUCCEED and ACHIEVE in their academic and athletic disciplines. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 44 states. Each year over 3,400 teams compete in 28 different sports across multiple divisions in the NJCAA and the organization sponsors 53 national championship events and sanctioned bowl games.
Madison Mathis NJCAA email@example.com 719-590-9788
Jesse Dodson PGA of America firstname.lastname@example.org 801-995-0684