PGA Club Championship



The PGA of America is made up of nearly 29,000 PGA Professionals who are ready to help you further your love for the game of golf. Whether you’re a beginner, a PGA TOUR or LPGA Pro, or like most—somewhere in between, our mission is to help you navigate your golf journey so that you can take it as far as you want to go.

At every golf course there is a club champion. To become the best player at his or her golf course, a Club Champion needs to work hard, practice and receive good guidance from a coach. Striving to be your best is one of the shared values at the PGA of America and The PGA Club Championship celebrates and represents achievements by the best amateur golfers and their PGA Coaches.

Whether you are a club champion who wants to re-live the moment you won the championship, an amateur player seeking guidance on how to win your first club championship, or a PGA Coach celebrating championship moments and lessons learned, The PGA Club Championship is a place for everyone to be their best. The PGA of America is here to help you make the most of your golf journey.


The PGA Club Championship was developed by the leadership at Nextgengolf, the leading entity supporting golfers in their 20s and 30s across the United States. Nextgengolf runs team-based golf tournaments for college students and young adults throughout the year. As of 4/1/2019, Nextgengolf was acquired by the PGA of America and now is a subsidiary of the PGA. Our team brings decades of combined golf operations experience and even a few club championships to make the PGA Club Championship an amazing organization.

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Ben Tyler, PGA Manager

Ben Tyler is a PGA Professional who is originally from Newburyport, MA. He is a Coastal Carolina alum who was part of the Professional Golf Management program. Ben was a club professional at Renaissance Golf Club for 5 years where he helped run and facilitate club championships.  Ben is a big Boston sports fan. and Felger and Mazz enthusiast.


Matt Weinberger, Director of Operations

Matt has been involved in growing the game of golf since 2009 helping grow collegiate club golf through the NCCGA. He is now the Director of Operations for Nextgengolf helping grow the game and keeping golfers from high school through young adults in the game we all love. Matt has a passion for the rules of golf and running championship golf tournaments. Matt runs The High School Golf National Invitational Tournament and handles all rules and eligibility questions related to high school golf. Matt has won 2 club championships.


Kris Hart, Senior Director

Kris started playing golf at age 12 after being introduced to the game as a caddy. Kris played 4 years of high school golf at East Longmeadow High School and went on to play 3 years of varsity golf at Bryant University. Kris has dedicated his life to the growth of golf. Kris has won 3 club championships over his golf career.