(Palm Beach Gardens, FL, October 16, 2014) The PGA of America announced that PGA Professional Le Ann Finger has completed the requirements to achieve certification through the advanced PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0). CPP 2.0 is a valuable achievement in a learning strategy that is aimed at improving PGA Professional proficiency and advancing career opportunities. Finger, who became the 44th PGA Professional to earn certification in Player Development, is among a total of 1,373 PGA Professionals who have become PGA certified since the program inception in 2004.
PGA CPP 2.0 is an online, career-enhancing program that ensures PGA members have the skills, competencies and job requirements demanded by employers and customers throughout the golf industry. PGA Professional may select their desired career paths, including Golf Operations, General Management, Player Development and Instruction. These four certification programs encompass seven defined Career Paths (Golf Operations, Retail, General Management, Executive Management, Ownership and Leasing, Golf Instruction and Player Development).
"In my position as Director of Player Development for the EWGA, it was important for me to become a PGA Certified Professional," said Finger. "As we develop programs designed to get more women into the game of golf, it’s a great way to advance my education in the industry, especially in the marketing and promotion of player development programs."
PGA CPP 2.0 enables PGA Professionals to maintain a competitive edge in the workforce, while gaining additional tools to enhance performance for their employer.
“Some of the most recognized and respected PGA Professionals in the country continue to enhance their skill sets through PGA Education,” said Pam Swensen, EWGA CEO. “Le Ann understands the importance of Player Development in the industry and how the value of this education and expertise can be used to elevate EWGA programs. It’s tremendous for our organization and a great honor for her. ”
In addition to being a PGA Certified Professional, Finger is also one of only 200 women who are Class A Members of both The PGA of America and the LPGA.
About the EWGA
The EWGA is THE Golf Community for Women. As the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 women who share a passion for cultivating relationships
and enjoying the game. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been bringing women together through golf since 1991. EWGA Chapters are located in more than 120 cities throughout the United States as well as international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, enabling EWGA members to become active participants in hundreds of communities.
For more information about the EWGA and membership, visit ewga.com.