Professional Golf Management

PGM-101: Golf Management I, Credits = 5
Introduction to the golf industry, offering an overview of industry practices, trends and traditions. It also serves as an introduction to fundamental golf shop policies and procedures. Topics include taking tee times and booking lessons, enforcing golf course rules, and controlling pace of play.

PGM-102: Golf Management II, Credits = 5
Intermediate golf shop operations and tournament administration will be discussed. Topics include: tournament and league promotion, handicapping and member services, resolving problems with play and developing contingency plans. Golf course design principles are explored and golf course rating formulas introduced.

PGM-111: Introductory Golf Instruction, Credits = 3
The fundamentals of golf instruction will be discussed. Topics include the beginning golfer and developing the golf swing. Key instructional terminology is defined, ball flight laws examined and golf swing principles introduced. Basic lesson tee procedures are also covered.

PGM-112: Intermediate Golf Instruction, Credits = 3
The fundamentals of the golf swing and short game techniques of chipping, pitching, putting and bunker play will be covered. Needs of intermediate golfers are addressed. Working with junior golfers and other golfing populations is introduced. Topics include drills and practice routines.

PGM-121: Rules of Golf I, Credits = 3
Provides an extensive examination of the Rules of Golf. Topics include use of the Rules book, etiquette and safety, definitions, conforming equipment and player responsibilities. Exact interpretations of Rules questions are detailed in the Decisions book. A brief history of the Rules and changes since prior revision period are also discussed.

PGM-131: Golf Car Fleet Management, Credits = 3
A study of golf car fleet management is covered. Topics include planning, selection and acquisition of golf cars, fleet storage and organization, safety and liability issues, and rental policies. Also includes basic golf car maintenance, record keeping, and appreciation for the fleet as a financial investment.

PGM-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 18
Opportunity to work at golf facilities while concurrently enrolled in related golf management courses. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive workbook is required. Wages for students are commensurate with entry-level employees in the industry. Successful progress in the Professional Golf Management program is expected. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: PGM 192

PGM-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: PGM 191.

PGM-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 5
Study and train to meet established local needs in the professional golf management industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

PGM-201: Golf Management III, Credits = 5
Golf shop practices are further examined and golf facility operations expanded. Merchandising techniques, practice ranges, special events and developing tournaments are included. Professional shop services and amenities are addressed. Customer service principles and work ethics are emphasized.

PGM-202: Golf Management IV, Credits = 5
Advanced instruction in general management, food and beverage concerns, budgeting for private, public and daily fee golf courses. Employment networking techniques are applied. Annual, seasonal, monthly, and weekly calendars and scheduling introduced. Leadership roles and teambuilding exercises are engaged.

PGM-211: Corrective Golf Lessons, Credits = 3
Intermediate golfers with swing habits that are counterproductive to effective ball striking are covered. Corrective measures are explored; drills, training aids and practice plans prescribed. The lesson book and promoting lesson programs, as well as characteristics of successful teachers are studied.

PGM-212: Teaching the Advanced Player, Credits = 2
Focuses entirely on advanced players of the game. Elements of success used by peak performers and routines employed by leading golf coaches and instructors are examined in depth. Mental toughness, emotional resilience, course management and short game expertise are highlighted. Fitness, strength, flexibility, and nutrition will be addressed. Focal points are the rigors of tournament golf.

PGM-221: Rules of Golf II, Credits = 2
Advanced rules cover golf course set up, defining and marking a golf course, duties of rules officials and referees, serving on tournament committees and administering an officiating staff. Prerequisite: PGM 121.

PGM-291: Cooperative Work Experience II, Credits = 1 - 18
Opportunity to work at golf facilities while concurrently enrolled in related golf management courses. The satisfactory completion of a comprehensive workbook is required. Wages for students are commensurate with entry-level employees in the industry. Successful progress in the Professional Golf Management program is expected. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Co-requisite: PGM 292

PGM-292: Cooperative Seminar II, Credits = 2
Explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and applying leadership skills to promote personal development. Provide professional improvement through techniques such as effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, employee engagement and decision making. Co-requisite: PGM 291.

PGM-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 18
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard professional golf management curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

PGM-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Relevant information on how to establish a productive team and lead a team effectively will be discussed. The student will learn to handle problems with teams as they arise and evaluate a team's productivity. In this course students will also explore how to create a vision, align key allies, use communication skills to help lead, motivate others to keep going, and harness the power of creative conflict. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.