PGA Golf Management
From the beginning of the Program in 1986, to the accreditation from the PGA of America in 1999, Methodist University's PGA Golf Management Program has been a leader in producing college educated PGA Professionals who want to pursue a career in the golf business. 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 Golf Management 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.
- Students will successfully pass PGA Playing Ability Test.
- Students will complete and pass all PGA testing requirements.
- Students will complete all PGA 2.0 work experiences per each level.
- Students will acquire and complete 16 months of internships.
- Program will achieve a six-year graduation rate of 50 percent.
- Program will assist students in securing post-graduate employment in the golf industry.
The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer a graduate degree in the Professional Master of Business Administration (MBA) and an undergraduate degree with a major and minor, where applicable, in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, and Marketing, and a concentration in Business Health Care Administration, Business PGA Golf Management, Business Professional Tennis Management, Business Resort & Club Management, and Business Sport Management. Accreditation for an undergraduate degree with a major and a minor, where applicable, in Entrepreneurship, Management, Business Sport Management and a minor in Human Resource Management and International Business is in process. ACBSP is a global business accreditation organization that provides specialized accreditation for business degree programs. The accreditation applies to the business programs offered on the main campus.