Customized professional courses in golf management are offered by many UK universities for aspiring PGA professionals. Leading academic institutions that offer professional golf management programs in the United Kingdom.
Include the names of the universities such as the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland; Myerscough College; the University of Birmingham; the University of Kingston and the Guildford College, UK.
Three year duration honors degrees and short term certificate programs are offered by these universities and colleges in various fields of golf management such as golf course management, golf club management, golf game management etc.
BA (Hons) Golf Management from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
It is a full time three year course and course features include seasonal placements; year-long optional work experience; regular field trips; annual membership of Royal Dornoch and Tain Golf Clubs; participation in Scottish university league and British championships and close working association with Highland golf clubs.
BA (Hons) Golf Management at Myerscough College, UK
The degree is delivered part time over 2 years through on-line delivery so that no actual attendance at the college would be required. Course curriculum includes international golf developments; event management in the golf industry; player management and media in golf; golf management project; strategic management in sport and leisure and career development in sport and leisure.
Applied Golf Management Studies BA (Hons) from the University of Birmingham, UK
It is a full time three year duration course. Course start date is in October and for the academic year 2011-2012, start date is October 1 st, 2011. Course fee is £10,800. Course curriculum includes psychology of golf; coach education; applied sports science and golf; analysis of swing theory; equipment theory; and business and financial performance. Candidates may undertake 3 placements of 240 hours each in a golf setting during each summer vacation.
Golf Management BA (Hons) from the University of Kingston, UK
Course start date is in September and course duration is one year. Course is offered both in full time and part time mode. Tuition Fees is approximately £ 2550 for the year 2011-12.
Golf Foundation Degrees and Certificate Programs from Guildford College, UK
Golf Foundation Degree is meant for the candidates who have considerable experience in golf. Course curriculum includes managing golf sports activities and golf projects, managing financial resources for golf clubs, marketing management, leadership management, and professional development. Dissertation may be done in any of the following topics-golf sports psychology, biomechanics of golf game, golf coaching lessons, diet and nutrition and golf course management.
Major career opportunities available for passed out candidates include positions such as golf course managers; golf game officiators; PGA tour managers; golf event organizers for professional national events; golf club managers, golf superintendents, driving range, managers of golf players, managers of golf tours; adviser or researcher to governing sports authorities, golf course constructors, golf course designers, corporate golf coaches, freelance golf coaches,
After the successful completion of the course, the candidate may apply for membership of professional bodies including the Professional Golfers Association or Association of Golf Club Secretaries