PGA WORKS is a strategic initiative, designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce. Funded by PGA REACH, the 501(c)(3) charitable foundation of the PGA of America, PGA WORKS leverages fellowships, scholarships, career exploration events, and the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship to inspire and engage talent from diverse backgrounds to pursue key employment positions across the golf industry.
“All career paths start with awareness and opportunity, and providing individuals from diverse backgrounds entry into the golf industry is a priority for PGA REACH.”
Ryan Cannon, Senior Director, PGA REACH
PGA WORKS has awarded 25 Scholarships since 2018.
PGA WORKS fellowship alumni have a 100% job placement rate in sports and 77% job placement rate in golf since 2017.
PGA WORKS Fellows have worked in 9 different PGA Section offices.
In 2019 the PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship hosted 189 student-athletes from 41 HBCUs, HSIs, and minority-serving institutions.