Upcoming PGA Dues Procedures
In accordance with tax rules applicable to 501(c) 6 not-for-profit organizations, the PGA of America must collect annual dues. Please note that we will do so under revamped procedures that take into account the significant challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic for our Members and Sections.
The PGA of America will begin billing on May 1, 2020, for all PGA Professionals.
PGA Professionals have two payment options:
- Can pay full dues amount any time through October 31, 2020, without penalty or late fee (or)
Can pay in two installments:
- Pay Section amount only any time through October 31, 2020, without penalty or late fee.
- Pay National, Life, Liability and MAP any time through October 31, 2020, without penalty or late fee.
Provided all dues components are paid by October 31, 2020, those unable to pay the full dues amount by October 31, 2020, would be moved to nonactive status, and can still pay the full dues by June 30, 2021, to “re-establish” Membership (per the Bylaws), and the PGA of America would waive the late and reestablish fee.
If not able to re-establish by June 30, 2021, individuals would need to reinstate their Membership. If the one-time reinstatement option has been previously used, approval has already been granted for a second reinstatement for those affected by COVID-19.
“During these extraordinarily challenging times for so many PGA Professionals, we have worked closely with our 41 sections to find the best path forward regarding 2020 dues payments,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley.
“While we wish it was possible to waive dues for all members, as a 501(c) 6 not-for-profit organization, IRS regulations do not allow us to take such an action. Please note your PGA Board of Directors has approved delaying the $100 national dues payment until October 31st and is also moving up the annual Section funding payments from late June to April 1st to immediately help the business continuity of the 41 Sections. We understand the incredible pain that is being felt in the field. As you likely know, we are constrained as an Association in many ways by the rules of being a non-profit entity but pledge to continue to explore every avenue possible towards helping our PGA Professionals and Sections through these unprecedented times.”
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the PGA Membership Department directly at 1-800-474-2776.