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2023 SOPGA Merchandise Show
The appointment-only SOPGA Merchandise Show is back in action February 7-9, 2023 at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club.

Southern Ohio Junior Golf Announces

2023 SOPGA Jr. Tour Season
Membership and Event Registration Now Open for 2023 SOPGA Junior Tour providing exceptional 9-, 18-, and 36-hole events across Southern Ohio for junior golfers ages 9-19.

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Off-Season Education
The 2022-2023 SOPGA Off-Season Education Series Schedule is live!

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SOPGA Mourns Passing of El Collins, PGA 1

SOPGA Mourns Passing of El Collins, PGA

January 23, 2023

The Southern Ohio PGA is saddened to share the news of Southern Ohio PGA Hall of Fame member El Collins passing in Springfield, Ohio on Sunday,

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2023 Southern Ohio PGA Tournament Schedule Leads to 6th SOPGA Tour Championship Hosted at Scioto Country Club 1

2023 Southern Ohio PGA Tournament Schedule Leads to 6th SOPGA Tour Championship Hosted at Scioto Country Club

January 19, 2023

FAIRBORN, OH – The Southern Ohio PGA is proud to announce the 2023 SOPGA Tournament Schedule providing SOPGA Members and Associates a variety of

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More than a PGA HOPE Experience

January 13, 2023

Southern Ohio PGA HOPE…Cristina Hidalgo, Southern Ohio PGA Works Fellow…#FellowFriday…PGA HOPE Southern Ohio is, and always will be

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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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Sowards brings home his second win of the year at the PGA Senior Stroke Play Championship in Port St. Lucie, FL!

Nice playing, Bob!

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Southern Ohio's Sowards starts the year strong with his first win of 2023 at the PGA of America Quarter Century Championship!

Congratulations, Bob Sowards, PGA Director of Instruction at Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club!

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Congratulations Bob Sowards, PGA Director of Instruction at Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club on earning his second consecutive (& fourth overall) Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year Award!

Check out our story today to read more.

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Wishing the happiest of holidays to the Southern Ohio PGA Section community this season, to our Members, Associates, Partners, Juniors & HOPE participants!

❤️ the Southern Ohio PGA Section Office

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We’re excited to partner with our friends from the Northern Ohio PGA to host a Specialized Professional Program in Teaching and Coaching at the Golf Club of Dublin today and tomorrow!

Thank you to PGA Master Professionals Tim Cusick and Gene Powell for leading these 15 members in taking a significant step forward to continue being the Experts in the Game and Business of Golf.

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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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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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