Professional Recognition Program
The PGA of Ontario Professional Recognition Program (PRP) recognizes individual PGA Members who make a significant contribution to the Association and the overall well-being of fellow members. This point-driven program is based on being active within the industry through various forms of professional development, education, industry contributions, community involvement, volunteerism and tournament play.
Through this initiative, the PGA of Ontario will acknowledge the Association's Top 100 Golf Professionals each year, awarding the designation to those finishing among the first 100 positions on the PRP Leaderboard.
Each Top 100 Professional will receive a customized email signature to recognize their accomplishments and contributions this year. In addition to recognizing the Top 100 Professionals, the PGA of Ontario will offer cash prizes as an added incentive to the top 5 point earners for this year's program. Total cash prizes will equal $5000.
As we build upon the successes from it's inaugural year, we have made slight adjustments in order to strengthen the program and grow participation in PGA, PGA partner, and industry related activity.
Below are a couple key adjustments and clarifications to the 2021 Professional Recognition Program:
• To finish in the top 5, members will be required to have points in 3 of the 5 categories
PGA of Ontario Program Participation
• Education webinars must be attended in real-time to collect points
PGA Partner Program or External Participation
• Addition of the PGA of Canada Training Academy Elective Courses (Non-Specialization and Specialization)
• Addition of Match Play, Spring Open, Fall Classic
• Addition of Volunteerism as well as two new subsections: Community Involvement and Tournament Support
Explore the full list of opportunities to earn points, here!
To submit a request for points, please complete the form, then email supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Supporting documentation may consist of proof of registration, certificate of participation or completion, etc.
Moving forward, points will accumulate from October 15 to October 14 annually.
What’s your first opportunity to collect points?
Members can begin accumulating points for the 2021 Professional Recognition Program as soon as the previous program ends! Meaning you can never stop earning points!
Please note that Professional Recognition Points will only be awarded to members in good standing.