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Oceanside PGA Professional Earns Advanced Certification

Palm Gardens Fl— The PGA of America announced that Brandon Delgado, of Oceanside, along with twenty-seven other PGA Professionals have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0), a valuable achievement that is aimed at further enhancing the skillset of PGA Professionals and advancing career opportunities.

Serving as the PGA’s enhanced, all-digital training and education curriculum, PGA CPP 2.0 is a state-of-the-art platform that ensures that PGA members have the skills, competencies and training demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry.

Since the PGA Certified Professional Program’s original inception in 2004, a total of 1,141 PGA Professionals have earned a combined 1,994 certifications in their desired career paths.

Designed with direct input from employers and industry experts to immediately enhance the expertise and performance of PGA members in the workplace, PGA CPP 2.0 is an intuitive program available on PGALinks.com that offers certifications in Golf Operations, General Management, Player Development and Teaching & Coaching.

These four distinct certification programs encompass seven defined Career Paths (Golf Operations, Retail, General Management, Executive Management, Ownership and Leasing, Teaching & Coaching and Player Development) –supporting PGA members who are committed to continuously enhancing their golf management skills, in order to stay ahead of the increasing demands of the industry.

The following PGA Professionals recently achieved certifications in one (or more) of four categories:
  • Allan Belden, PGA, Holden, Mass. – Worcester Country Club, New England PGA Section (General Management)
  • Thomas Berg, PGA, Bend, Ore. – Awbrey Glen Golf Club, Pacific Northwest PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Michael Bradshaw, PGA, Lincoln, R.I. – Kirkbrae Country Club, New England PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Brandon Delgado, PGA, Oceanside, Calif. – Carmel Moutain Ranch CC, Southern California PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Erin Diegel, PGA, Lakewood, Colo. – Legacy Ridge Golf Course, Colorado PGA Section (Player Development)
  • James Dorman, Jr., PGA, Laurel, Miss. – Laurel Country Club – Gulf States PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Andrew Farrea, PGA, Newport, R.I. – Newport National, New England PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • John Fields, PGA, Southborough, Mass. – Belmont Country Club, New England PGA Section (General Management)
  • Karen Gray, PGA, Mattapoisett, Mass.– Titleist, New England PGA Section (General Management)
  • James Hajek, PGA, Golden, Colo. – Fossil Trace Golf Club, Colorado PGA Section (General Mangement)
  • Joseph Hickman, PGA, Old Hickory, Tenn. – Old Hickory Country Club, Tennessee PGA Section (General Management)
  • Chip Johnson, PGA, Hingham, Mass. – Hatherly Country Club, New England PGA Section (Teaching & Coaching)
  • George Kahrhoff , PGA, Castle Pines North, Colo. – The Golf Club at Ravenna, Colorado PGA Section (General Management)
  • Nicholas Knight, PGA, Naples, Fla. – Myopia Hunt Club, New England PGA Section (Teaching & Coaching)
  • Gregory Leicht, PGA, Gilbert, Ariz. – Cascata, Southwest PGA Section (General Management)
  • Matthew Lunden, PGA, Pinehurst, N.C. – Pinehurst Country Club No. 7, Carolinas PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Kristopher Mahoney, PGA, Spring Hill, Fla. – SummerGlen Golf Club, North Florida PGA Section (General Management)
  • Mark Mangion, PGA, Derry, N.H. – Haverhill Golf & Country Club, New England PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Kevin Moskevich, PGA, Barberton, Ohio. – Westfield Country Club, Northern Ohio PGA Section (Golf Operations)
  • Daniel Olsen, PGA, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. – Tom Burnett Golf Academy, North Florida PGA Section (Teaching & Coaching)
  • Carol Pence, PGA, Santa Rosa, Calif. – PGA Headquarters, Northern California PGA Section (General Management)
  • Stephen Vigiano, PGA, Morgan Hill, Calif. – Coyote Creek Golf Club, Northern California PGA Section (General Mangement)
  • Eric Wilson, PGA, Camden, S.C. – Camden Country Club, Carolinas PGA Section (General Management)
  • Ryan Young, PGA, Tacoma, Wash. – Chambers Bay, Pacific Northwest PGA Section (Teaching & Coaching)
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