After more than four years of planning and review, the Professional Golf Management (PGM) major has been approved by the Council on Academic Affairs and began Fall Quarter, 2005. There is presently no program like it in Ohio or in most surrounding states.
A career in golf management requires diverse knowledge and skills, including finance, personnel management, marketing, food and beverage management, merchandising, plant science, inventory control, lesson planning, individual and group teaching, and social and professional interactions, as well as golf skills. Leadership for the new program is being provided by FAES in collaboration with the College of Education’s School of Physical Activity and Educational Services, the Department of Athletics, the College of Human Ecology and the Fisher College of Business.
The top fundraising priority for the PGM program is undergraduate fellowships, with 50% allocated for women and minority candidates, who are under-represented in the golf industry. Equally important to the success of the program is a World-Class Golf Learning and Research Center. The facility will be managed by FAES in collaboration with the College of Education’s School of Physical Activity and Educational Services and the Department of Athletics.
For information on making a gift to the Turfgrass Science program or the Professional Golf Management program, contact Karen Frees,
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