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Caviness Earns Advanced PGA Certification

Tyler Caviness, EKU PGA Golf Management Program Coordinator

Tyler Caviness, Program Coordinator for EKU's PGA Golf Management Program, is among 13 PGA Professionals who 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 1,024 PGA Professionals have earned a combined 1,863 certifications in their desired career paths.

“PGA Professionals from all 41 Sections nationwide continue to pursue advanced certifications through the CPP 2.0 program, reinforcing that our members recognize the importance of continuing education that will help them adapt to today’s market conditions,” said PGA Master Professional Dawes Marlatt, senior director of Education and Employment for the PGA of America.

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 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, Golf Instruction 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.

Caviness, from Lexington, Ky., and a member of the Kentucky PGA Section earned advanced certification in Teaching & Coaching. Eastern Kentucky University is one of only 19 PGA Accredited Universities in the country offering PGA Golf Management.

Source: | Aug. 27, 2015

Published on August 28, 2015

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