Course Descriptions

PGM 100 – Introduction to Golf Management (2 s.h.)         

An introductory course that provides an overview of the PGA Golf Management Program and golf industry employment.  Topics also include an examination of the structure, function, and history of the PGA of America, and review of the etiquette, definitions, and Rules of golf. 

                                                                     

PGM 125 – Customer Relations (1 s.h.)

An introduction to the PGA Customer Relations Model including customer greeting routines, seven interpersonal skills, four strategies for guiding effective interactions with customers, supervisors, employees, and others.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 100)

 

PGM 130 – Introduction to Teaching & Golf Club Performance (2 s.h.)

An introduction to the fundamental knowledge required for effective golf instruction.  Topics include the ball flight laws, pre-swing and in-swing principles, teacher preferences, biomechanics, and teaching technologies.  The course provides guidance on how to measure and observe club performance variables in order to establish the effect on a player’s performance.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 100)

 

PGM 140 – Tournament Operations  (1 s.h.)

The course is designed to cover the skills and knowledge required to successfully administer golf tournaments at the facility level.  Topics include scoreboards, calligraphy, fundraising, publicity, the use of technology to enhance tournament management, and marking the course for tournament play.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 100)

 

PGM 165 – Facility Operations (2 s.h.)

An introduction to the key considerations involved in operating a golf facility including how budgeting, forecasting, and planning contribute to a profitable operation.  Students will learn how to develop, organize, and implement a profitable golf car rental program, incorporating safe, clean, and well-maintained golf cars that add to customers’ enjoyment.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 100)

 

PGM 170 – Player Development (0.5 s.h.)

Required for all new students and those that have not passed the PGA Playing Ability Test (PAT).  Emphasis on improving the playing skills of students by developing individualized plans in concert with video analysis, group short game instruction, supervised practice, and competition.  Students must pass the PAT to be released from subsequent semesters. 

 

PGM 175 – Golf Fitness & Performance (0.5 s.h.)

A thorough physical evaluation is used to develop a fitness program focused on golf skill enhancement through improved balance, strength, coordination, and technique. 

  

PGM 190 – Golf Internship 1 (1 s.h.)

A three-month internship designed to blend classroom education with practical application in the golf industry.  Students are responsible for completing experiential coursework mutually agreed upon between the supervising professional and PGM faculty.  Written assignments are due periodically over the internship.  At the end of the internship, the supervising professional and PGM faculty will complete an evaluation of the student.  (Prerequisites: PGM 100, 125, 130, 140)        

 

PGM 230 – Intermediate Teaching & Golf Club Alteration (2 s.h.)

This course introduces how learning variables, such as feedback and practice, affect performance.  A variety of teaching methods will be covered as will how to work with different golfer populations.  Improving player performance is explored through alterations to golf clubs in terms of grip, shaft, and angles to meet specific needs of individual golfers. (Prerequisites:  PGM 130, 190)

 

PGM 240 – Merchandising & Inventory Management (1 s.h.)

A study of the golf shop as it relates to the planning and management requirements for a successful golf-retailing business.  The ability to attract customers and increase merchandise sales will be explored through open-to-buy plans, merchandise assortment plans, pricing, vendor relations, markdowns, display, and sales promotions. (Prerequisites:  PGM 290) 

 

PGM 250 – Turfgrass Management (2 s.h.)

A course designed to increase awareness of the functions of the golf course maintenance department and the responsibilities of the golf course superintendent.  Lecture and laboratory classes include an in-depth study of turfgrass varieties, fertilizers, weeds, insects, pests, chemical usage, and maintenance procedures necessary to sustain playable conditions.  The focus is minimizing the impact of everyday maintenance practices through coordination with the superintendent and communication with the customer.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 290)

PGM 265 – Golf Operations (2 s.h.)

The course emphasizes the golf operations as the core unit overseeing individual business units, such as the golf shop, play on the course, the golf car fleet, the practice range, caddie programs, and more.  Topics include the value of organizational structure, job descriptions, policies and procedures, and implementation of operational tools and technologies.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 290)

 

PGM 290 – Golf Internship 2 (3 s.h.)

A six-month internship designed to blend classroom education with practical application in the golf industry.  Students are responsible for completing experiential coursework mutually agreed upon between the supervising professional and PGM faculty.  Written assignments are due periodically over the internship.  At the end of the internship, the supervising professional and PGM faculty will complete an evaluation of the student.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 125, 130, 140, 165)         

 

PGM 330 – Advanced Teaching & Golf Club Fitting (2 s.h.)

The flow of teaching is addressed in order to maximize positive student behavior change and skill transfer to the course.  Other topics include elements of the mental game, advanced shot-making skills, the importance of physical evaluations and corrective exercise programs, and strategies and tactics for meeting the needs of golfer populations through player development programs.  A focus on the development of effective processes and procedures for club fitting will enable students to make recommendations to improve player performance. (Prerequisites:  PGM 390)

 

PGM 340 – Golf Facility HR (1 s.h.)

A wide range of topics related to the recruitment, selection, training, compensation, motivation, and evaluation of golf facility staff members is covered in this course.  A performance system is introduced for supervising employees and delegating work responsibilities. (Prerequisites:  PGM 390)

               

PGM 350 – Food & Beverage Management (2 s.h.)

An in-depth study of how the food & beverage operation contributes to the profitability and success of the golf facility.  Components include a study of food costing, purchasing, inventory control, menu planning, security, staffing, service, and legal issues.  Classroom lectures will be supplemented with lab experiences at local food and beverage facilities. (Prerequisites:  PGM 390)

 

PGM 360 – Special Topics in Golf (2 s.h.)

Students conduct research on current industry challenges and present practical solutions.  A professional resume will be constructed, while contemporary career development strategies are highlighted.  Mock employment interviews require students to develop crucial communication skills necessary for advancement in the industry.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 390)

 

PGM 390 – Golf Internship 3 (3 s.h.)

A seven-month internship designed to blend classroom education with practical application in the golf industry.  Students are responsible for completing experiential coursework mutually agreed upon between the supervising professional and PGM faculty.  Written assignments are due periodically over the internship.  At the end of the internship, the supervising professional and PGM faculty will complete an evaluation of the student.  (Prerequisites:  PGM 230, 240, 250, 265)       

   

PGM 450 – Golf Facility Cases & Problems (2 s.h.)

This comprehensive course examines case studies and problems presenting a challenge to the effective and efficient management of golf facilities.  Students will be asked to develop and present their solutions using all functional areas, and golf industry knowledge acquired through coursework and practical experience. (Prerequisites:  PGM 330, 340, 350, 360)

 

PGM 490 – Operations Practicum (3 s.h.)

Students gain practical skills and experience at the university-owned golf facility.  Students will apply a best practices philosophy while experiencing managerial responsibilities in all facets of the operation.  PGA Golf Management faculty provides daily supervision and evaluation of the students. (Prerequisites:  PGM 290 or Instructor Approval)

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