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FRISCO, Tex.. - The PGA of America has announced that Robyn Lorain, PGA, Head Golf Professional at The Summit Club in Las Vegas, has earned PGA Master Professional status, the highest educational designation a PGA Member can obtain.

Lorain, a Member of the Southwest PGA Section, joins a special group of 433 PGA Members who have earned PGA Master Professional status. Lorain achieved her designation through Golf Operations.

A PGA Member since 2005, she grew up playing the game with her family, which led her to Idaho State University, where she competed on the women’s golf team. Following her college career, she knew she wanted to help others embrace the game by becoming a PGA Professional.

She began as a PGA Assistant Golf Professional at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent, Washington. Lorain later became the Executive Director at The Children’s Course at The First Tee of Greater Portland and then the Oregon Golf Association’s Director of Junior Golf. She was named Head Golf Professional for The Summit Club in 2021.

Lorain has been honored with multiple awards on the Section level, highlighted by earning both the Assistant Professional of the Year, and the Youth Player Development award for the Pacific Northwest PGA Section in 2010.

With a commitment to service, Lorain was named to the PGA of America’s 2017-18 PGA LEAD Class, the Association’s leadership development program, created to identify, mentor and develop PGA Members from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds into volunteer leadership positions within Association governance.

“I have aspired to become a PGA Master Professional for many years, and I am honored to join this incredible group of leaders, teachers and mentors,” said Lorain. “It’s fulfilling to stand alongside such accomplished peers and colleagues, and I am excited to use my knowledge and experience to further the golf industry.”

The PGA Master Professional program was established in 1969 to recognize PGA Members who make a significant effort to improve as golf professionals and maintain the highest degree of excellence for themselves and their operations. As part of its education curriculum, the program was designed to ensure PGA Professionals are prepared to meet the growing demands of the marketplace.

The program is available to any PGA Professional with at least 10 years of PGA Membership and has achieved advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program. The curriculum includes an extensive project based on the specific certification previously acquired by the PGA Professional. PGA Master Professional status is earned upon successful completion of the presentation.

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