PGA of America

PGA Professionals Share Global Experiences

PGA of America Professionals are employed in 35 countries around the world. Here’s a look at some of the experiences they have had on the global golf scene:

When PGA Life Member Ed Campbell set off on a six-month teaching spell in Mexico in 2010, little did he know he would still be there nearly seven years later.

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When things didn’t work out the first time for John Davison in China, it made him all the more determined to learn from the experience for when the next opportunity arose.

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Jeff Getman had always wanted to work abroad, but ended up heading overseas earlier than anticipated when his girlfriend spotted a tempting opportunity in Panama City.

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PGA Master Professional Kurt Greve has spent the past 15 years working in the Caribbean and Asia, having made the initial move abroad at the perfect time in his life.

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Having taught in the U.S. for more than 20 years, Richard ‘Doc’ Holloway moved to China in 1996 at 50 years of age and never looked back.

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From college to head professional in two years? Unlikely, but not impossible if you’re willing to spread your wings overseas, as Cyrus Janssen’s tale proves.

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In 2002, he promised the army two years at its Camp Zama base golf course in Japan. 14 years later, Dale Jorgenson is still there serving as the PGA Director of Golf.

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David Osmer wasn’t really thinking about working overseas, but when an opportunity in China presented itself, he decided to seize the day given his interest in Eastern practices.

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