This is a letter from a professional golfer in North Wales on April 12, 1901, which sparked the idea of the Professional Golfers’ Association.
The great Triumvirate
Within a few months, the players of the day led by the legends JH Taylor and James Braid and Harry Vardon gained enough support, on September 9, 1901 Japan formed the London and County Golf Professional Association. On December 2, 1901, at the first AGM, the name was changed to "Professional Golfers Association" (original "PGA").
It is reported that the initial members of the association are 59 professionals and 11 assistants. In contrast, it is reported that the current membership of the PGA is more than 7,500 professionals, and the annual intake of assistant professionals is about 300.
The early golf landscape is very different from modern sports. However, with professional players, even the best professions, such as Taylor, Walden and Brad, have to make a living from club responsibilities, clubs and catching, environmental protection, teaching and competition. This is the basic of PGA professional players. Elements, therefore PGA, still make sense.
The original goal of the association was based on the desire to increase the visibility of professional golfers in order to gain greater credibility. The association is also considered to promote general welfare, create good working conditions and take care of the interests of its members (professional golfers) throughout their careers.
In the early days, PGA was largely dominated by men. It wasn't until the emergence of women's games in the mid-20th century that women demanded a more important position in professional games. The Women’s Professional Golfers Association (WPGA) was established in 1978 and has become a recognized part of the wider PGA.
From this moment on, PGA has truly become the heart of golf.