Swiss Professional Golfers Association (Swiss PGA)

The Swiss PGA is the professional body for golf professionals in Switzerland. Founded in 1943 under the name «L'Association Suisse des Professeurs de Golf» the association now boasts more than 380 members. 

The main objectives of the association are:

  1. To support and advise the members
  2. To provide an education to produce qualified golf professionals
  3. To provide further education
  4. The organisation of tournamnts and championships for professionals

Together with the Swiss Golf Association (ASG), the Independent Swiss Golf Association (ASGI) and the Migros Golf Parks, the Swiss PGA takes an active role in the development of the game of golf and the new talent.

The membership consists on one hand of well educated and qualified golf teachers and on the other of professional golfers competing in national and international tournaments.

Our members have regular contact with over 90'000 golfers at over 90 golf clubs in Switzerland. Whether as a golf coach, pro shop manager or golf director, our members are the abassadors of the game of golf. Through their daily activites they make a huge contribution in the development and attractiveness of the game of golf in Switzerland.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission Statement

We lead our association according to following principles and goals:

  • The Swiss PGA is the leading service orientated association of the golf professionals in Switzerland
  • The Swiss PGA represents its members as contractor, stakeholder and organisor
  • We want to assist, support, develop and educate our teaching and playing members on their way to becoming „Best Professional“
  • The Swiss PGA is a part of the whole Swiss golf scene. The Swiss PGA wants to contribute to the further development of the game of golf as a whole. This can only be effective in network and cooperation with the other golfing assocations and federations
  • The Swiss PGA is a brand with the obligation to quality, professionalism and expert advice to the highst level
  • The Swiss PGA is the embodiment of the „spirit of the game‘ and undertakes its duties with responsibilty and passion

The Swiss PGA is proud that the 3 year education program is awarded with the ‚gold level‘ certificate (this is the highst in Europe)

Furthermore, the Swiss PGA organises 6 further edcation days per year, delivered by renowned international experts. The Swiss PGA strives to deliver further education of the highest level to the members

In addition, the Swiss PGA organizes the ASGI Swiss PGA Tour tournament series, together with the Team Championship, the Golf Teacher Championship andd the BMW Matchplay Championship

The members of the Swiss PGA give everything to pass on their knowledge to all interrested amateurs, to help improve their games and to share their passion for the game.

All under the motto „GROWING THE GAME“


Our Board and Commissions

Board Members

  • Keith Marriott

  • President
  • Marc Chatelain

  • Vice President and Captain
  • Gianluca Patuzzo

  • Vice Captain
  • Markus Rath

  • Treasurer
  • Russell Warner

  • President Further Education
  • Andrea Mantoan

  • President Education & Represetative PGAs of Europe

Commission Education

  • Andrea Mantoan

  • President Education & Representative PGAs of Europe
  • David Chazeau

  • Member Commission Education
  • Nikolas M. Baer

  • Member Commission Education
  • Angelo Amonini

  • Member Commission Education

Commission Further education

  • Russell Warner

  • President Further Education
  • Richard Adby

  • Member Commission Further Education

Sport Commission and Legal Advisor

  • Marc Chatelain

  • President
  • Mark Hess

  • Lawyer

General Secretary and Office

  • Irene Oberländer

  • General Secretary
  • Hanspeter Herger

  • Marketing / Sponsoring / Events
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