Professional Golfers' Association

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Arms of Professional Golfers' Association

Official blazon

Arms : Argent, on a chevron Murrey between three pairs of fanes saltirewise Vert the poles Sable, as many Ancient, Crowns Or.
Crest: On a helm with a wreath Argent and Vert, and Elephant statant Or, tusked Argent, the housings on its back and forehead Murrey, fringed and tasseled Vert, its legs ringed Argent, burdened with a belfry Argent, the roof, clock and weathervane proper, the bell gold. Mantling Vert doubled Argent.


The arms were officially granted on

The arms show the fanes to mark the holes of the golf course.

The tower on the elephant is the one over the Club House of the P.G.A.

The achievement includes the arms of the Sovereign and former Presidents grouped around it. These are, starting from dexter chief downward, THE SOVEREIGN, 1901/1930 Rt.Hon. The Earl Balfour. 1930/36 H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, 1936/42. H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, 7946/49 Rt.Hon. Lord Wardington. 1950/54 Rt.Hon. Lord Lyle of Westbourne,7954/64,Rt.Hon. Lord Brabazon of Tara M.C. 1964/1994Rt.Hon. The Earl oJ Derby M.C. Thistles, leeks, roses and shamrocks surround the arms as the national symbols of the countries of the United Kingdom.

In base below the arms are included three badges, the centre one of which appears to have a connection with archery.

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Literature : Heraldry Gazette 76, 2000.