PGA of Finland

Professional Golfers’ Association

The PGA of Finland was founded in 1985 and is one of the member countries of the Confederation of Professional Golf. Finnish PGA office is currently situated at Pitäjänmäki about 10 km North from downtown Helsinki.

Address

PGA of Finland
Valimotie 10
00380 Helsinki
FINLAND

 

Managing Director:Teemu Laakso
Mobile: +358 40 703 7808
E-mail: teemu.laakso@pga.fi

Role

The role of the PGA of Finland is to promote the delivery of professional golf services to the golfers of Finland. The PGA plays an active role in providing a training program for the qualification of Club Professionals as well as promoting professional golf tournaments.

Objective

One of the primary objectives of the PGA is to promote and enhance the status of all the PGA Professionals. The PGA also assists its Members to attain and maintain qualifications in teaching and other golf services of the highest possible standard. In addition, the PGA’s objective is to assist its Members to obtain employment opportunities nationally as well as internationally and to promote interest in the game of golf.

Members

Today the PGA of Finland has over 200 members of which most are Club Professionals. These PGA Professionals are responsible for instructional services for most of Finland’s 100+ golf clubs and courses.

  • Club Professionals (including Golf Directors)
  • Tournament Players
  • Honorary Members
  • Trainee Members
  • Passive Members

Education

The PGA manages, in co-operation with the Golf Union, education for both trainees and qualified professionals. The Trainee Programme is a combination of five separate courses over a three year period and meets the required standards of the Confederation of Professional Golf. In addition, the PGA organises seminars and clinics to give all members the opportunity to meet and learn from experts in teaching, marketing and other aspects of the professional golf scene.

Tournaments

The Finnish PGA, together with the Finnish Golf Union, is responsible for organising the Audi PGA Finnish Tour. In addition, the PGA organizes several other events including the Finnish PGA Championship, Pro-Am’s, etc.