PGA Golf Management
Since the first class in 1986 there have been over 1,000 alumni from the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University. The success of our students and alumni is one of the main factors contributing to the Program achieving national recognition. The Program has prided itself on having the largest PGA staff with 6 PGA Professionals (113 combined years of experience at Methodist University and 104 combined years of membership in the PGA) providing students with unlimited golf instruction, a variety of teaching methodologies and real world application. In addition, the on campus golf course known as “Downback” is for the exclusive use of PGA/PGM students, and includes a practice facility with short game area, putting green, bunkers, and 30 hitting stations.
I personally meet with each graduating senior to ensure career job placement in the golf industry. Upon graduation and acceptance of your first position in the golf industry, you will become a PGA member. It is always an honor to see each graduate become a colleague in the PGA of America.
Our program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Accounting, or Financial Economics with a concentration in PGA Golf Management. The PGA Program requires each student to successfully complete the PGA Playing Ability Test(PAT) and levels 1, 2, and 3 of the PGA 2.0 curriculum, and sixteen months of internships while attending Methodist University.
I look forward to meeting you and your family when you make your college visits.
Director, PGA Golf Management Program
1999 Horton Smith Award Recipient – Carolina’s PGA Section
2001 Bill Strausbaugh Carolina’s Section Award Recipient
2002 Bill Strausbaugh National Award Recipient
PGA Golf Management at Methodist University prepares students for a career as a PGA professional through an understanding of the business of golf, by encouraging INTEGRITY and ETHICAL behavior in their service to their customers. The mission is to be achieved by providing students with an accredited business program, a competent and thorough PGA Golf Management curriculum, access to a golf facility for skill improvement, and assistance in obtaining an entry level position upon graduation.