Generating Membership Leads: PGA Members

This is an exclusive enrolment page for members of the Professional Golfers Association and can only be accessed via the link from the member education section of the PGA website.

Normal Course Cost: £195.00 (exc.VAT)
PGA Member Course Cost: £145.00 (exc.VAT)
Study Time: Approximately 25 hours
Time Limit: 6-months to complete
Tutor Support: Included

Course Summary – “Generating Membership Leads”:

The number of golf members at clubs today is falling. As a result, the pressure is on to arrest the slide by replacing resigned members with new ones.

In a competitive marketplace, with ever increasing demands on people’s time and money, a more refined and pro-active approach to new member recruitment is needed – starting at the beginning of the process by generating membership leads.

This course looks at that subject in relation to a golf club business and examines the tactics that can be employed to increase inbound membership activity.


Section 1 – Membership Leads
– Membership Doom & Gloom!
– Membership v’s Green Fee Revenue
– Prospects & Leads
– Three Core Focuses to a Successful Membership
– Profiling Golfers
– Internal Sources of Membership Leads

Section 2 – Data Collection
– The Importance of Data Collection
– Techniques for Collecting Visitor Data
– What to Fill in
– Overcoming Staff and Customer Objections
– What Data to Collect
– Making Staff Accountable for Data Collection
– Databases

Section 3 – Appraising Your Existing Membership
– Analysing Your Current Membership
– Membership Categories
– Pricing Review
– Benefits & Privileges
– The Membership Benefits Matrix
– Payment Options
– Contract Lengths
– What do New Members Take Away?

Section 4 – Member Referrals
– The Benefits of Referral Marketing
– The Key to Successful Referrals
– Popular Referral Promotions
– Encouraging Member-Guest Play
– Point-of-Sale Referrals

Section 5 – Marketing in the Community
– The Essential Ingredient – Part 1
– The Essential Ingredient – Part 2
– Reaching Out to the Community
– Successful Community Marketing Initiatives
– Getting the Word Out

Section 6 – Membership Promotions & Initiatives
– What is a Membership Promotion Trying to Achieve?
– Addressing Member Perceptions
– Proven Successful Membership Promotions
– Membership Lead Generation Initiatives

Section 7 – Advertising Media
– Advertising to our Data
– Advertising to Potential New Members
– Purchasing & Creating Databases
– Seven Times to Exhaustion
– Advertising Timing

Completing the Course:

Delegates must complete all units of the course, which include five short self-assessment quizzes and one tutor-marked end-of-course assignment, to be awarded the “Promote Training Certificate in Generating Membership Leads”.

Accreditation of Prior Learning:

Accreditation of prior learning will be awarded to PGA graduates of the “Driving Green Fee Revenues” elearning course and a reduced cost of £132.00 will apply.

PGA Members:

On completion/participation of this course, PGA Professionals will be provided with valid supporting evidence and information from us so that it can be added as a structured formal learning opportunity on their CPD records.