Q. My employment/personal information has changed, how do I notify the Section and National?
All Changes can be done online at www.pgalinks.com , members only, Member Information Service Center.
Q. I have changed jobs, when should I notify the section?
All changes must be made within 10 days of accepting, leaving your position to avoid being fined!
Q. I need help revising my resume, who should I talk to?
Tim Marks is the Career Services Consultant for the Michigan Section, he can be reached at 815.630.5196.
Q. How come I am not being notified of positions offered through CareerLinks?
Please be sure that all of your information is current in CareerLinks. You may do this by going www.pgalinks.com , Members Only, PGA Employment Center.
Q. I took a class/seminar, how do I get MSR hours?
We would need a certificate of Completion, or proof that you attended along with date, time and description.
Q. Who is eligible to play in a Michigan PGA event?
Professionals eligible to compete (providing the applicable rules of the event being played will permit) in any Michigan Section sponsored and co-sponsored events, must fall within the scope of the following listed requirements:
1. Be a member in good standing in the Michigan PGA.
Q. What events can Michigan PGA Apprentices play in?
Along with a current year Section Playing Permit, Michigan PGA Apprentices may play in: Spring Scramble, Senior-Junior, Michigan Open, Pro-Pro, Pro-Assistant, Match Play Championship, State Assistants, Las Vegas Pro-Am, Nike Golf State Pro Am and the Taylor Made Pro Am
Q. What is the Michigan PGA Withdrawal Policy?
A contestant may withdraw from any section sponsored or co-sponsored event prior to the assigned tee off time for any reason. The entry fee will be refunded only if, (a) the withdrawal occurs prior to the entry deadline or (b) if after the entry deadline the players position in the starting field is replaced by an alternate player from the event waiting list or (c) if after the entry deadline, but prior to the assigned tee off time, a player withdraws for medical reasons and supplies written doctor verification within 10 days of the completion of the event. All withdrawals must be in written form sent to the Section Office via fax (517) 641-7830, mail, or email.
If you must withdraw during the weekend prior to an event on Monday, please email Justin Phillips at email@example.com . Be sure to include if it is for a medical reason. You must also fax the Section Office.
Q. What is the Michigan PGA Cart Policy?
1. A player’s clubs must be transported on a golf car.
Q. Are Distance Measuring Devices allowed in Michigan PGA events?
Yes, Distance Measuring devices will be allowed in Michigan PGA events however, the devices must only be designed to measure distance and not any other conditions. The following Local Rule will be in the Michigan PGA Hard Card.
DISTANCE MEASURING DEVICES: In this competition, a player may obtain distance information by using a device that measures distance only. However, if during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play(e.g., gradient, wind-speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is disqualification, regardless of whether any such additional functions are actually used.
Q. What is the Michigan PGA Dress Code?
Male Professionals: Proper dress code is required at all Michigan PGA co-sponsored events. Jeans and shorts, of any style, cut-offs and tank tops are not permitted. Exception: Professionals may wear acceptable shorts in any section event except the Michigan Open, Tournament of Champions, PGA Championship and the Match Play Championship. Contestants not wearing proper attire shall not be permitted to compete.
Female Professionals: Proper dress code is required at all Michigan PGA co-sponsored events. Jeans of any style, cut-offs and tank tops are not permitted. Proper attire can include skirts, culottes, dresses, slacks and golf styled Bermudas. Contestants not wearing proper attire shall not be permitted to compete.
Amateurs: Amateur participants are required to adhere to the same dress code policy as professionals, with the exception that amateurs may wear acceptable shorts in any event except the Michigan Open and its qualifying events.