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THE MISSION OF THE
PGA GOLF MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY PROGRAM
SUMMER EXPERIENCE
is to identify a diverse group of high school
juniors and seniors interested in a career
in golf and introduce them to the PGA of
America’s Golf Management University
program by offering a meaningful and
rewarding educational experience on the
campus of an accredited program.
The PGA Golf Management
University Program is available at
19 universities across the country. A
list of accredited universities can be
found at PGA.org.
PGA GOLF
MANAGEMENT
COLLEGE SUMMER
EXPERIENCE
ENROLLMENT
To be considered for the College Summer
Experience, candidates must be rising
juniors or seniors in high school and must
apply online at methodist.edu/pgm. A
current USGA handicap of 18 or less is
required.
The PGA of America
100 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
CONTACT
Jerry Hogge
Director, PGA Golf Management Program
910.630.7144
[email protected]
Brock White
Director of Recruiting
910.630.7278
[email protected]
Bob Bruns
Associate Director/Director of Education
910.630.7180
[email protected]
JULY 5-8, 2015
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, N.C. 28311-1498
methodist.edu | 910.630.7000
facebook.com/MethodistUniversity
WHAT IS THE PGA OF
AMERICA’S PGA GOLF
MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY
PROGRAM?
The PGA Golf Management University
Program is a four-and-one-half to five year
structured educational program designed for
aspiring PGA Professionals.
The college curriculum is accredited by the
PGA of America and includes extensive
classroom studies, internship experience
and player development providing students
the opportunity to acquire the knowledge
and skills necessary for success in the golf
industry. Since its inception in 1975, more
than 3,640 graduates are current PGA of
America members.
Find out more about the Methodist University
PGA Golf Management Program at methodist.edu/pgm
CURRICULUM
Students attending a PGA Golf Management
University Program can graduate with a
baccalaureate degree in several majors including
Marketing, Business Administration, Hospitality
Administration or Recreation and Park
Management.
In addition to classroom studies, each student is
required to complete approved internships totaling
16 months at golf industry locales. Students also
are required to complete all requirements of the
PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management
(PGM) Program and pass the PGA Playing Ability
Test (PAT). These requirements satisfy a major
portion of the PGA of America’s membership
requirements.
SUMMER EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE
The Summer Experience is a 4-day program
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Engagement in team building activities with
other students with similar education goals
Sample key courses required to obtain the
PGA Golf Management designation
Receive enrollment information
Instruction from PGA Golf Management
University Program staff, students, and alumni
Participation in golf activities
Opportunity to live in a university residence hall
Preview of university life
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7 – 9 p.m.
Sunday | July 5
Noon – 5 p.m. 5 – 7 p.m.
Tuesday | July 7
7:30 – 8 a.m.
8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
7 – 9 p.m.
Monday | July 6
7:30 – 8 a.m.
8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Arrivals and Dorm Check-In
Video Swing Analysis
Break into groups (range,
chipping and pitching, video)
Dinner and Welcome Social
Breakfast
Practice and Play Golf
(Front Nine) “Downback”
10:15 a.m. – Noon
PGA Golf Management
Guest Speakers (Alumni)
Noon – 1 p.m.
Lunch
1 – 3 p.m.
Video Analysis Review
3:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Trackman Sessions
5:30 – 7 p.m.
PGA Golf Management Guest
Speakers (Current Students)
Dinner and evening activity
(bowling, putt-putt, movie)
Breakfast
Practice and Play Golf
(Back Nine) “Downback”
10:15 a.m. – Noon
Trackman Sessions and
Group Breakout
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch
1 – 2:15 p.m.
Campus Tour
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
PGA Industry
Awareness Presentation
3:45 – 5:30 p.m.
PGA Golf
Management Presentation
5:30 – 6 p.m.
Dinner and evening activity
(bowling, putt-putt, movie)
Wednesday | July 8
7:45 - 8:30 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
Breakfast
Departure
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