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Pre-Associate Forms/Eligibility

All A-8 Members of the Wisconsin PGA and registered associates are considered members of the Assistants Committee (formerly WAGPA)  and may participate as long as they are in good standing with the PGA of America. Any suspended member or associate may not participate in events.

Joining the Assistants Committee as a pre-associate is a great way for new assistant golf professionals to find out if becoming a PGA of America member is right for them.  The membership allows you the chance to be affiliated with the Wisconsin PGA before officially registering for the PGA Professional Golf Management program.  The membership also grants you access to play in Section events.  Assistant professionals can also use this time to fulfill the prerequisites required to enter the PGA PGM program. To join, please find the application AND the Rules Test below. Please complete both forms in their entirety and return to Erika Pirkl at epirkl@pgahq.com. Allow up to one business week for processing. 

Pre-associate applicants must be employed in an eligible employment classification in the Wisconsin Section. Pre-associates are eligible to join the Assistants Committee for a MAXIMUM OF TWO YEARS prior to registering into the PGA PGM program. Pre-associates may apply for an extension after two years to the WPGA Tournament Policy Board.

A terminated associate MAY NO LONGER join the Assistants Committee as a pre-associate after their 8 years are up, they must re-register with the PGA of America.

Please note by joining the Assistants’ Committee as a pre-associate it does not give you affiliation with the PGA of America. Your introductory membership is being granted by the Wisconsin Section, PGA and all questions on the membership should be directed to the Section office. Information on how to start the process of becoming a PGA member will be included with your pre-associate welcome packet.

***Once you join the Assistants Committee as a Pre-Associate, you are a professional and your amateur status is forfeited. If your membership with the Assistants Commitee has expired and you wish to get your amateur status reinstated, please find more information on www.usga.org and contact them directly to begin the process.***