The club-industry professionals earned certification through the PGA of America’s all-digital training curriculum in four categories: Golf Operations, Player Development, Teaching & Coaching, and General Management.
The PGA of America announced that 22 PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0), a valuable achievement that is aimed at further enhancing the skillset of PGA Professionals and advancing career opportunities.
The PGA’s enhanced, all-digital training and education curriculum, PGA CPP 2.0 is a state-of-the-art platform that ensures PGA Members have the skills, competencies, and training demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry. Since the PGA Certified Professional Program’s original inception in 2004, a total of 1,458 PGA Professionals have earned a combined 2,527 certifications in their desired career paths.
Designed with direct input from employers and industry experts to immediately enhance the expertise and performance of PGA Members in the workplace, PGA CPP 2.0 is an intuitive program available on PGA.org that offers certifications in Golf Operations, General Management, Player Development, and Teaching & Coaching.
The following PGA Professionals at country clubs and golf courses recently achieved certifications in one (or more) of four categories:
• Mike Misheck, PGA, Country Club of Decatur (Ill.)
• Robert Baldwin, PGA, Winchester (Ky.) Country Club
• Evan Force, PGA, Duxbury Yacht Club, Cumberland, R.I.
• Greg Krasinski, PGA, Musgrove Mill Golf Club, Union, S.C.
• Brenton Blackburn, PGA, Gentle Creek Country Club, McKinney, Texas
• John Klooz, PGA, Brent Creek Golf Club, Woodbury, Minn.
• Brian Fox, PGA, Mountaintop Golf & Lake Club, Cashiers, N.C.
• Paul Speltz, PGA, Brackett’s Crossing Country Club, Woodbury, Minn.
• Michael Miezin, PGA, University Club of Milwaukee (Wis.)
• Mark Bacheldor, PGA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
• Eric Schultz, PGA, Sunnybrook Golf Club, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
• Matthew Williamson, PGA, TPC of Louisiana, Avondale, La.
• Sean Racki, PGA, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, Philadelphia, Miss.
Teaching & Coaching
• Corey Phillips, PGA, Baywood Greens Golf Club, Delmar, Md.
• James Chojnowski, PGA, Framingham Country Club, West Springfield, Mass.
• Gary Botkin, PGA, Stonebrooke Golf Club, Prior Lake, Minn.
• Ben Welsh, PGA, Frost Creek, Edwards, Colo.
• Michael Garrison, Glen Eagle Golf Course, Fruit Heights, Utah
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