FootJoy and The PGA have launched a social competition to celebrate and thank PGA Professionals at the heart of golf who have gone above and beyond serving their members and local communities over the past year.

The #FJThanksaPGAPro campaign builds on a long-standing partnership between the two organisations that champion performance and dedication in golf.

Launched on November 17, the competition invites golfers to share stories of how their PGA Professional has supported them using the hashtag, #FJThanksaPGAPro.

Two overall PGA Professional winners will be handpicked by a combined FJ and PGA panel and rewarded by PGA Principal Partner, Therabody, who will offer their powerfully quiet percussive therapy device, the Theragun PRO, as a prize for their efforts. In addition to the main prizes, three other nominated PGA Pros will be randomly selected to win a pair of FJ MyJoys.

The competition will also reward golfers who participate and share their support for PGA Professionals. The first 50 participants to share their nominations will receive a pair of FJ ProDry® socks, whilst those who nominate the five winning PGA pros will be eligible to receive a pair of MyJoys, with one lucky winner selected randomly per Pro.

Rewarding the efforts of PGA Professionals

Robert Maxfield, Chief Executive of The PGA said:

“FootJoy has been a long supporter of The PGA and our Members, but also a champion of the wider grassroots game. The #FJThanksaPGAPro campaign demonstrates this support, rallying the golf community together and reflecting on the efforts of our members during a turbulent, yet exciting time for the game.

“There are so many stories of PGA Professionals going above and beyond to support the community and support the game, and we look forward to shining a deserving light on these over the next month.”


Russell Lawes, FootJoy Brand Director, added:

“The last 18 months have presented some of the most unique circumstances we have ever faced as a golf community and the PGA Professional has been central in helping to navigate the challenges and deliver a thriving amateur game. We are delighted to use this opportunity to recognise PGA Professionals’ hard work, dedication and passion for the game with this campaign and we look forward to joining golfers across the UK&I in celebrating their efforts.”

How to nominate your pro and #FJThanksaPGAPro

To qualify, all entries must include the hashtag #FJThanksaPGAPro and tag both FootJoy and The PGA on social media using the handles, @FootJoyEurope and @ThePGA. The winners of the competition will be announced on December 17.

The initiative follows on from a record year of golf in the UK&I, with the highest participation levels in the game, adding to the challenges PGA Professionals face as they support and facilitate the running of the grassroots game.

Remember to nominate your PGA Professional use #FJThanksaPGAPro and tag FootJoy and The PGA. Who will you nominate?