The PGA of America and the Pacific Northwest Section are committed to improving employment opportunities for PGA Members and Apprentices.

PGA Employment Center

The PGA of America’s Career Services Department has developed a job referral service called CareerLinks. PGA Professionals participating in the program will be notified of employment opportunities that fit their specific skills and job preferences. Even if you are not currently searching for a job, you will be kept abreast of what’s happening in the golf marketplace. As an employer, CareerLinks can help you identify qualified professionals to meet your staff needs. CareerLinks is a PGA service that can be a major asset to your career.

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PGA Career Services Consultant

Carol Pence

Carol Pence

As part of the PGA of America’s committment to employment, regional Career Service Consultants have been hired to serve the needs of PGA Members and clubs. The Northwest Regional Career Services Consultant who services the Pacific Northwest is Carol Pence.

Carol Pence, a PGA of America Quarter Century member, joined the Employment Services team as a Member Support Specialist in 2008. She had previously worked for the Northern California PGA Section as Director of Professional Development, Foundation Director and Growth of the Game Director. Her efforts were instrumental to the Section receiving The PGA of America’s inaugural Herb Graffis Award.

Pence has served on the Section Club Relations and Membership Committees, Long Range Strategic Planning Committee as well as on the Board of Directors. She has been a member of the Player and Development Forum Committee, Rules Committee, Women’s Cup Team Committee and has been event captain for the professional team. She was also a member of the California Allied Golf Water Task Force which is committed to both protecting water resources for golf and educating legislative representatives on the recreational and economic benefits of golf.

With more than 25 years in golf, Pence work experience include a 14 year stint as Head Golf Professional at a private club, six years for two municipal golf operations, Director of Instruction for a par-3 and standalone practice range as will as Executive Director of an inner-city kids golf program. She is a past winner of the section’s Merchandiser of the Year award. Besides being a Class A Member with the PGA of America, she is also a Class A Member with the LPGA. A native of Iowa, Carol also played collegiate golf and competed actively in mini tour events throughout the country.

Contact Carol Pence by calling (510) 706-1583 or via e-mail at

View Carol’s Career Services articles here.

Wage and Hour Assistance

The PGA retains a consultant to assist you with questions concerning Wage and Hour issues and is available at no charge. Please contact consultant Gerald Stefanik: (570) 874-0309.

Resume Critiques

For review and consultation regarding your resume, please contact Carol Pence, PGA Employment Consultant at (510)706-1583 or