PGM University Entrance Program
This program is run by American and Canadian PGA Association specifically for entering PGA Golf Management Program in colleges/universities. It is developed for the students who wish to become an expert in golf-related fields, which has become one of the most sought-after careers in the 21st century. After graduation, the students will be eligible to obtain graduation diploma, as well as golf management certificate that is recognized by PGA association, and PGA certificate.
PGA Professional Golf Management
This program was first incorporated by Ferris State University of USA in 1975, and is currently used by 26 colleges/universities all over North America. It is also an official program of PGA Association that is geared towards nurturing next leaders in golf industries of the 21st century, and it allows students to receive practical and extensive education from practicing managers in the industry. During its four-year program, there are three internships included, which will let students to obtain valuable field experience. The students of PGM program are eligible for benefits such as Golf Retirement Plus, PGA Insurance Advantage, PGA Financial Assistance
Fund Scholarship, and Employment and Career Service.
Universities offering PGA Professional Golf Management Program
In order to attend PGA Professional Golf Management Program school as a student, certain level of golf ability and academics is required. For golf specific, a student must have minimum of 8 handicaps or better and have to present handicap certification from RCGA (Royal Canadian Golf Association) and recommendation letter from Class A PGA Professional. In terms of academics, students need to meet the requirements that University’s admission offices require. Admissions offices generally ask the students to provide them the marks from grade 9 – 12. Ideally, the cumulative GPA from grade 9-12 needs to be over 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Also, most of Universities in the United States ask for a certain SAT or IBT/IELTS scores to be considered for admissions.
Career in Golf
According to the American PGA Association’s official statistics, approximately 2,400 students have graduated from this program between 1975 and 2007. It is also recorded that the graduates have had 100% employment rate.
- General Management
- Head Professional / Director of Golf
- Teaching Professional / Director of Academy
- Association Management
- Golf Team Coach
- Golf Course Development / Design
- Broadcasting / Journalism
- Golf Manufacturer Management
- Tournament Director
- Golf Equipment Specialist
- Golf Course Maintenance
SD 42 Golf Program II Requirement:
- Age 12-16
- Good Academic Standing
- Reference Letter from School
- Attendance Report
Contact Admission Office for more detail