The PGA of America is an organization made up of over 28,000 golf professionals, each of whom is dedicated to promoting the game. The PGA of America functions as a service organization to its member professionals, providing continuing education, personal development, employment services, competitive tournaments, and certification. Also, there are several benevolent functions The PGA of America provides to members, their families, and the entire golfing community.
The PGA of America is divided into 41 subsidiaries (Sections) to provide services at the local level. The North Florida Section of The PGA (NFPGA) is one of 41 Sections of the PGA of America. Formed in 1979, the North Florida PGA is the 4th largest of the 41 geographic Sections that make up the PGA of America. Approximately 1,250 PGA Members and 189 Apprentices strive to promote the enjoyment and growth of the game of golf in the North Florida region. The North Florida Section PGA encompasses the geographic area from the Apalachicola River (west of Tallahassee) east to the Atlantic Ocean along the Florida / Georgia border, south to the southern boundary of Brevard County and west along the southern boundary of Osceola and Polk Counties, south along the eastern boundary of Hardee and DeSoto Counties and west along the southern boundary of Sarasota County.
With its executive offices at Reunion Resort in Orland, the NFPGA is dedicated to serving its members and growing the game. NFPGA members are often referred to as “Club Professionals,” not to be mistaken as PGA TOUR Professionals, although it can be said that our members taught the PGA Tour Professionals how to play. North Florida PGA Professionals are the experts in the business of golf and are responsible for conducting a variety of golf-related functions, which include general management, golf instruction, tournament operations, golf shop merchandising, junior golf programs, golf club repair and much more. PGA TOUR Members who reside in the North Florida Section as also NFPGA Members. Each North Florida Section PGA Professional serves as an expert in the ever-changing business of golf and is the leading expert player, teacher, skilled business manager, community leader, and superior merchandiser who have dedicated their career to the local delivery of these services.