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Founded in 1946.

Over 500 Members.
For over 70 years, we have promoted and enhanced the game of golf in Southern Ohio for professionals and juniors.
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Our Mission

Leading the game of golf for over 70 years

The Southern Ohio Section, PGA of America is an association of over 500 golf professionals whose mission is to promote the interest, participation and enjoyment in the game itself; establish and maintain professional standards of practice, and enhance the well-being of golf professionals.

We achieve our mission to grow the game of golf through our educational opportunities, employment consulting services, community initiatives, sponsorship efforts, and many other local programs for enthusiasts, students, business professionals, and other community members in the southern Ohio area. Our Section operates through our Southeast and Southwest Chapters.

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Partners in Golf

PGA REACH, Southern Ohio

Our Foundation’s Mission

is to grow the game, uphold its wonderful traditions, instill these core values, and create enduring memories for generations to come.

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Associate’s Corner

News and Info for Associates

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We are deeply saddened by the news of Pete Dye's passing. The golf world lost an icon yesterday. Pete was a legend of course design, but more importantly was an amazing man. He will be missed greatly. RIP Pete.

Back to back Bob! Congratulations to @BobSowards for winning his second consecutive OMEGA (@omegawatches) Senior @PGA Professional Player of the Year award. See the full points standings here --> http://bit.ly/36zjbaS

Who says golf is just an old game? Thank you Dawn Wyatt, Rob Karnes and @FishPGA for helping teach our Membership how to maximize their social media presence at their clubs! @YankeeTraceGC

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2 weeks ago

Southern Ohio PGA

Here's a sneak peek at the first few events of the 2020 Section schedule. We've got a great lineup prepared for the year ahead and we can't wait to get back out there for the new season! Click here for the full schedule --> bit.ly/2MT949n ...

Heres a sneak peek at the first few events of the 2020 Section schedule. Weve got a great lineup prepared for the year ahead and we cant wait to get back out there for the new season! Click here for the full schedule --> https://bit.ly/2MT949n

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Cheers to tournament committee and staff for the hard work! Nice to see some renewed venues mixed with traditional venues. Well done 👍

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2 months ago

Southern Ohio PGA

❄️Mark your calendars for December 19th❄️

SOPGA Business Development Workshop

Learn how to build your social media footprint and develop your brand!

Location: Yankee Trace
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Dawn Wyatt and Keith Fisher

Who is presenting?

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4 months ago

Southern Ohio PGA

Bob Sowards 💪🏻🇺🇸 #pgacup ...

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Southern Ohio PGA

Good luck to our @pgareachsouthernohio running team 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🏃 @afmarathon #pgahope #pgajrleague #flyafm ...

Good luck to our @pgareachsouthernohio running team 🏃🏼‍♀️ 🏃 @afmarathon #pgahope #pgajrleague #flyafm
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