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The Certificate In PGM

The Certificate Program in PGM meshes the BBA degree curriculum with classes in golf specific areas, including:

  • Teaching the Game
  • Game Improvement
  • Club Repair and Fitting
  • Rules and Tournaments
  • Merchandising
  • Golf Car Management
  • Food and Beverage  Operations
  • Turfgrass
  • Career Development

The four-year program includes six months of internship, along with  completing the PGA’s Pre-Qualifying Level. Certification also requires students to attain the minimum standard for apprenticeship registration for playing ability through the PGA’s Playing Ability Test.

Entering students must be accepted by the university and submit verification of a 15.0 handicap index or better. PGM scholarships are available for qualifying students.

 The Facilities

The 18-hole course and practice facilities at Griffin Bell  Golf and Conference Center are conveniently located near campus. The facilities feature a practice range, two pitching greens, a practice bunker, and a putting green. With unlimited practice and playing privileges, PGM students at GSW have many great opportunities to work on improving their own games.

The course has just had the back nine greens and both pitching greens renovated to Champion Bermuda, with the front nine and practice putting green scheduled for the summer of 2013. The well maintained conditions of the course provide excellent playing and putting surfaces year round.

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For More information please contact the Professional Golf Management office at: 229.924.0396 or 229.931.2090