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 as well as a small gift to recognize their accomplishments and contributions this year. In addition to recognizing the Top 100 Professionals, our partners at G&G Brands will contribute an added incentive to the Top 25 point-earners of this year's program.
To be recognized in the Top 100 you must earn points in at least two of the five categories, and to be recognized in the Top 25 you must earn points in at least three of the five categories.
Points are earned for participation in five different categories. Those categories are:
- PGA of Ontario Programs
- PGA Partner or External Programs
- Member Recognition Programs
- Zone Tournaments
- Service & Volunteerism
In an effort to reward versatility, and in-person engagement, we have made the following adjustments to this year’s Professional Recognition Program:
• To be recognized in the Top 100 you must earn points in at least two of the five categories
• To be recognized in the Top 25 you must earn points in at least three different categories
• New point values for in-person vs online engagement
• New points submission deadline of October 3 to accommodate year-end celebration at BPG Show on October 10
Members can begin accumulating points for the 2023 Professional Recognition Program as soon as the previous program ends! Meaning you can never stop earning points!
Explore the full list of opportunities to earn points, here!
To submit a request for points, please complete this form, then click here to submit your supporting documentation. Supporting documentation may consist of proof of registration, (letter or email) certificate of participation or completion.
While our Professional Recognition Program typically runs from October 15 – October 14 annually, this year's deadline to submit points will be October 3, 2023. This is so that we can recognize our Top 100/Top 25 at the PGA of Ontario year-end celebration on October 10, 2023.
Please note that Professional Recognition Points will only be awarded to PGA of Ontario members in good standing.