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 six PGA Professionals (112 combined years of experience at Methodist University and 128 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 look forward to getting to know all our students and what they are truly passionate about. It is my promise to you that our staff will assist you at every step of the process – in the classroom, locating and building your network via your internships, and help you jump start your career within the golf industry. Upon graduation and after accepting of your first qualifying position in the golf industry, you will become a PGA Class A member. It is always an honor to see each graduate become a fellow member of 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 3.0 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
2003 Merchandiser of the Year (Resort) – Iowa Section
Introduction to Methodist University PGA Golf Management by the PGA of America
The Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management. Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited. Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.