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 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTGGVaZu1as&feature=youtu.be

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
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Trust
  • Focus
PGA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2020 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 co-located with New Zealand Golf (Inc) at Remuera 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

Com Charles
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


PGA President

Dennis Clark

Certified PGA Member


PGA Chairman

Andrew Clements 


PGA Director

Dongwoo Kang 

PGA Professional

Gulf Harbour Country Club 

PGA Director

Hamish Campbell

Club Professional

Palmerston North Golf Club, Manawatu

PGA Director

Andrew Whiley

Certified PGA Member


Independent PGA Director

Michael Glading


Independent PGA Director

Phil Ellison


Tour Player Representative

Brad Shilton

Club Professional

Waitemata Golf Club, Auckland

PGA Director

Aiden Berry

PGA General Manager

Clearwater Golf Club, Canterbury