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.
PGA Professionals will now have two payment options:
“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.”
Based on the fact that Member dues are the lifeblood of our PGA Sections, PGA Professionals who have not paid their Section dues by July 31, 2020 will have to be moved to non-active status.
However, a PGA Professional can still pay Section, National, Life Liability and Member Assistance Program (MAP) by June 30, 2021 to “re-establish” Membership. Given these extraordinary circumstances, the PGA of America will waive any late fee and re-establish membership in full.
If the Section portion is paid by July 31, 2020, but the National, Life, Liability and MAP is not paid by October 31st, 2020, the PGA Professional will have to be moved to non-active status as of October 31, 2020. However, the PGA Professional can still pay National, Life Liability and MAP by June 30, 2021 AND “re-establish” their Membership. The PGA of America will waive any late fee and re-establish membership in full.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the PGA Membership Department directly at 1-800-474-2776.
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