The LPGA T&CP started in 1959 as an extension of the LPGA Tour. Nowadays there are over 1,700 members globally who help players enjoy and improve their games. I've been an LPGA member since 2004 and a Class A since 2010. In contrast, there are over 28,000 PGA of America members. There are only a small number of dual members. The PGA training is geared towards the management of golf courses while the LPGA certification focuses exclusively on teaching golf.