The PGA of Canada, National Golf Foundation (NGF) and the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada (NGCOA Canada) recently met to establish groundwork for the creation of an Occupational Standards Research project.
The research project is intended to identify skills, competences and role descriptions for PGA of Canada professionals. The research will also include identification of expectations of golf facility owners and operators.
“We look forward to the many outcomes and relevant information derived from this research,” said PGA of Canada CEO Gary Bernard.
“It is our intention to use data as a guide to support future decisions in ways to support PGA of Canada members in their chosen employment and education pursuits,” he added.
NGCOA Canada CEO Jeff Calderwood says data will be mutually beneficial for owner and professionals.
“It is our hope that the resulting data will help to better align golf course owners’ needs with the career of the PGA of Canada golf professional,” said Calderwood.
PGA of Canada and NGCOA Canada members can expect a survey link in their inboxes in late March.
More information on the key findings and outcomes of the research will be released later in the year.