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Four At-Large Directors Elected to

Southern Ohio PGA Board of Directors
Joe Falardeau, PGA; Chad Gilligan, PGA; Jeff Grant, PGA; and Jim Simminger, PGA were elected by the SOPGA Membership at the 2022 Fall Meeting to join the Board of Directors

Final Call for

2023 Special Awards Nominations
The 2023 SOPGA Special Award Nomination period will close on Friday, November 11.

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2022-2023 Winter Education Series Announced 1

2022-2023 Winter Education Series Announced

November 17, 2022

FAIRBORN, OH – Temperatures are dropping around Southern Ohio, which means it is time for SOPGA Professionals to kickstart their winter

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PGA HOPE Southern Ohio Announces Expansion to Dayton

November 11, 2022

PGA REACH Southern Ohio is thrilled to announce the expansion of PGA HOPE Southern Ohio to the Dayton area beginning next year! The new PGA HOPE

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Coll Blends His Best Experiences to Earn Golf Professional of the Year

November 11, 2022

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to name Ryan Coll, PGA Director of Golf at Columbus Country Club, as the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA

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The mission of the Southern Ohio PGA is to Create an Environment for our Members and the Game to Thrive

Our vision is to be a forward-thinking association, focusing on first-class programs, to advance our members, our communities and the game of golf in Southern Ohio, while honoring the history and values the game teaches.

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Congratulations Matt Starr, PGA - recipient of both 2022 Youth Player Development and Patriot Awards!

Learn more about Matt and how he creates an inclusive environment for golfers from various backgrounds at Meadow Links & Golf Academy through the link in our story today.


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Sam Arnold, PGA ends the 2022 SOPGA Tour season successfully defending his SOPGA Tour Championship title!

Check out the tournament recap at the 🔗 in our story.

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18 holes left of the SOPGA Tour Championship at Scioto Country Club.

Will current leader Sam Arnold, PGA defend his title or will a new name be added at the 5th Tour Champion? Check out the opening round recap at the link in our story.

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Congratulations Chase Wilson, PGA - recipient of the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Player Development Award!

Learn more about Chase and the player development philosophy he uses to form lifelong golfers at Columbus Country Club through the link in our story today.


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Congratulations Jeff Olson, PGA, Krissy Austin, PGA and Ken Corliss, PGA - the 2022 SOPGA Pro-Assistant Champions!

Olson, Austin, and Corliss finished tied at five-under-par for First Place at Ivy Hills today through a scorecard playoff.

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Team Southern Ohio PGA: Back-to-Back #OhioCup Champions 🏆

Congratulations to Captain Ken Corliss, PGA, Assistant Playing Captain Bob Sowards, PGA, Assistant Captain Steve Groves, PGA and the 2022 SOPGA team on a hard fought battle to #DefendtheCup!

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Team SOPGA is ready to #DefendtheCup today during #OhioCup Singles Matches 🏆 at @BarringtonGolf!

Follow the leaderboard through the link in today’s story!

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Congratulations Bob Sowards, PGA and Dan Gage, PGA - the 2022 Century Equipment Fall Pro-Pro Champions!

Gage & Sowards claimed their second Fall Pro-Pro Championship after posting a best ball score of six-under-par, 66 and winning the scorecard playoff on the last three holes.

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Congratulations Chad Gilligan, PGA - the 2022 Southern Ohio PGA Merchandiser of the Year at a private facility

Learn more about Chad and his unique but functional golf shop at Losantiville Country Club at the link in our story today!


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Pathways to PGA Membership

PGA Professional Golf Management (PGA PGM) Program

In order to become a PGA Member, you'll first need to become a registered Associate and go through the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGA PGM) Program.

PGA Golf Management University Program

The PGA Golf Management University Program is offered at 18 universities nationwide. Each participating university has specific entrance requirements.

Test-out Option for Current and Former LPGA Members

Each applicant will be evaluated on the merits of her membership status with the LPGA to determine if she qualifies for and will be approved to work toward membership in the PGA of America.

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