The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) is dedicated to promoting the game of golf and enhancing the standards of the profession

The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) is dedicated to promoting the game of golf and enhancing the standards of the profession. In Particular the PGA aspires to;
  • Promote and enhance the status of the PGA Professional
  • Assist members to attain and maintain qualifications in teaching and related services of the highest possible standard
  • Provide world class training and qualification programmes for Club Professionals
  • Promote professional tournaments and competitions
PGA Professionals - more than just Champion Golfers

Three small letters that represent the biggest brand in golf.

The PGA is a strong and distinctive brand that is synonymous with the vision and values of the Association. The PGA brand represents honesty, integrity, innovation and leadership that is brought to life through the expertise of PGA Professionals and the staff employed to work on their behalf.

The PGA is proud of its heritage and tradition and is committed to acting as custodians of the traditions of golf whilst also shaping the future of the game and raising the global profile of the game of golf.

The value and global recognition of The PGA brand is central to the work of the Association at home and abroad. By developing appropriate relationships, The PGA is able to further the work of the Association, whilst continuing to fulfil its' primary responsibility as working for the benefit of all PGA Members. In return, organisations committing to a relationship with The PGA gain the credibility and respect associated with such a globally recognised brand. 


PGA Motto
  • "Non Nobis Solum" "Not for ourselves alone"


PGA Vision
  • PGA members inspiring more people to play and enjoy golf 


PGA Mission
  • Developing the skills and resources of PGA members to deliver improved experiences for all golfers


PGA Values
  • Passion - A community of members with common goals and aspirations to inspire more golfers to grow their enjoyment of the game of golf 
  • Integrity - Being Inclusive, consistent and transparent in all our decision making. Taking a lead in sharing information and resources, while communicating effectively 
  • Focus - Delivering continuous improvement in the provision of PGA activities. Consulting regularly with members, external professional golf organisations and other golf stakeholders
  • Trust - Being loyal and respectful custodians of the PGA of New Zealand, its brand, its members, and its culture. Providing a friendly, caring and respectful environment for all members, business partners and stakeholders 
  • Professionalism - Delivering the highest quality of service and expertise to our members, business partners, sponsors and other stakeholders, Building our future on a foundation of exceptional performance
Click on the link here for the full  PGA Strategic Plan 2019 2020


Background Information
The PGA of New Zealand was founded by twelve Golf Professionals in 1913, and is one of the oldest such Associations in the world. Today the PGA has 410 members , of whom some 33 are Trainees, and provides professional services to around one hundred of New Zealand's 400 clubs and courses.
The PGA's office is situated in Auckland, and is located at the North Shore Golf Club.
The PGA is responsible for delivering professional teaching services to golfers at all levels, from junior to senior, amateur and professional, men and women. The PGA Academy of Golf manages educational programmes for both trainees and qualified professionals. The Trainee Programme is a three year course, while Seminars and clinics afford all members the opportunity to meet and learn from world class experts in teaching, marketing and other spheres of the professional golf scene.
The PGA also runs tournaments and events designed to provide its members with competitive playing opportunities and pathways onto the major golfing tours of the world. Events run under the PGA Order of Merit allow for successful players to gain playing rights in Australia and beyond.
The PGA Championship of New Zealand provides a major championship stepping stone for PGA members onto the Australasian or US Nationwide Tours.
Since 1913, the PGA of New Zealand has established new standards of excellence by expanding educational opportunties, programmes and services for its members. At the same time, the Association stands firm and continues to flourish on the principles that were set down by its founders.


Patron - Sir Bob Charles
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One of New Zealand's greatest Professional golfers and supporter of Golf in New Zealand.
Won his first New Zealand Open title at the age of 18 as an amateur in 1954 and went on to claim the first major title held by a New Zealander, The Open Championship in 1963. Three-time winner of the New Zealand PGA Championship and a top-30 All-Time-Money winner on the USPGA Tour.


PGA Life Members
  • Allan MacKay
  • Michael Campbell
  • Frank Nobilo
  • Sir Bob Charles
  • Geoff Smart
  • Gillian Bannan
  • Dennis Clark
  • Terry Kelso
  • Richard Ellis
  • John Lister
  • Bob McDonald
  • Dennis M Clark



PGA President

Andrew Whiley

Certified PGA Member


PGA Chairman

Phil Ellison



PGA Director

Aiden Berry

PGA Professional

Clearwater Golf Club, Canterbury

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PGA Director

Ben Gallie

PGA Professional

Millbrook Resort, Queenstown

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PGA Director

Emma Fairnie

PGA Professional


Independent PGA Director

Michael Glading




Independent PGA Director

Kristine Kerr



Tour Player Representative

Dongwoo Kang

Gulf Harbour Country Club