When looking to pursue a career in golf, attending a Professional Golf Management school at one of the 18 accredited universities is a great option. This 4.5-year program will cover all aspects of the industry through classes, hands-on seminars, and internships while also allowing you to pursue a college degree. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why it’s beneficial to attend a PGM University.
Passion for Golf – This program provides the opportunity to turn playing the game you love into a successful career. Throughout the 4.5 year program, you will attend classes that breakdown every aspect of the industry from the history of the game to club repair while also providing the opportunity for seminars from industry leaders. Internships are required each summer which allow the knowledge and skills learned from the year to be put to work. These programs offer multiple opportunities to play competitively within the University as well as nationwide with tournaments such as the Jones Cup and organizations like the NCCGA (National Collegiate Club Golf Association). Combining the opportunity to play competitive and fun tournaments while pursuing a career in golf is big reason PGM schools are a great avenue for those that love the game.
Flexible Major Options – Not only will a PGM University provide the opportunity to pursue PGA membership, but it also allows you to choose between majors. The options vary for each school but primarily within the business field you can select anything from business management to marketing. Having this alongside the PGM specialization is very important and even acts as a backup plan if in the future you decide to pursue a different career path. Combining a Bachelors in Business with a PGA membership will set you up for a successful career in the game.
Job Placement – After completing the PGM classwork as well as internships and courses towards your degree, you will be set to explore the many opportunities the industry has to offer. This program boasts a 100% job placement rate upon completion which is tough to compete against. With the experience and connections made through internships, you will be set up to come right out of school into a job you will love.
Here is a list of all the schools that offer a PGM program:
- Arizona State University
- Campbell University
- Clemson University
- Coastal Carolina University
- Eastern Kentucky University
- Ferris State University
- Florida Gulf Coast University
- Florida State University
- Methodist University
- Mississippi State University
- New Mexico State University
- North Carolina State University
- Penn State University
- Sam Houston State University
- University Of Central Oklahoma
- University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
- University of Idaho
- University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- University of Nevada – Las Vegas
If you have questions about PGM programs or want to learn more, please email Ben Tyler (NCCGA Associate) at firstname.lastname@example.org.