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.
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
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.