PGA_Works_Fellowship-transparentGolf is a Game for All

Diversity and inclusion are core values and a focus of SOPGA REACH, and we embrace the spirit of differences. We work each and every day with the PGA of America to have our commitment to diversity and inclusion resonate throughout the organization, the activities, programs and business we conduct, and any practice we implement. We strive to look through a lens of diversity and inclusion at all times.

On our quest toward creating a culture of inclusion within the golf industry, we actively seek collaboration with those who champion diversity and inclusion – organizations and golf facilities that have successfully demonstrated growth with diverse groups. It is vital that the game of golf is truly welcoming to all and perceived barriers are eliminated.

This takes an investment and a commitment to enact real change. As the PGA of America serves its members and grows participation in golf, we help drive the awareness that golf is in fact affordable, welcoming and fun for all individuals regardless of age, gender, ability, background or lifestyle.

We ask ourselves daily, what have we done to increase diversity and accessibility within the game? Taking action and making regular progress fuels the cultural transformation and our commitment that the face of the game will become more reflective of the face of society.


Nicole Asbun Joins the Team – 2018 PGA Works Fellow


PGA Works Fellowship

Nicole Asbun is a 2017 graduate from Walsh University in which she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She is currently a graduate assistant Golf coach at the University of Rio Grande where she is earning her Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Leadership and Coaching.
Leading up to her SOPGA Fellowship, Nicole worked at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil as a Golf Sports Information Assistant. She has also worked at Barrington Golf Club located in Aurora OH, helping with the Pro Shop and the Junior events.
Nicole is from La Paz, Bolivia (South America). She has been playing golf since age 5 and represented her country in international tournaments for several occasions at a very young age. She attended the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy in Florida prior to joining Walsh University’s women’s Golf team.
In her fellowship role, Nicole will be supporting PGA REACH efforts including, PGA HOPE (Helping our Patriots Everywhere),  Junior Golf programs; Drive, Chip & Putt and PGA Junior League. The Southern Ohio PGA is thrilled to have Nicole on the team!


I feel truly honored to be part of the PGA WORKS and I believe that being a golfer with international background and expertise I can make a change and grow the game of Golf for people who come from different backgrounds, nationalities, races and cultures. I want to introduce the sport that has given me so many opportunities in life to others through a global perspective. -Asbun