• PGM Major Interns in Arizona as Retail Coordinator

    June 19th, 2014Senior Pro-golf management major, Ben Poppy just returned from interning in Marana, Arizona for seven month in the golf shop at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain. Poppy’s main duties involved working within retail operations, but after about three months he had the opportunity to take over as Retail Coordinator for the shop. He worked everyday with inventory: receiving information for the database, unpacking merchandise, and meeting with vendors to view new products for future lines....
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  • PGM Students Put To The Test By The PGA

    July 18th, 2013This past weekend, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America visited Ferris State for the PGA PGM Checkpoint. Back in 1975, Ferris State was the first university to obtain accreditation from the PGA and provide the PGA Golf Management University Program in their curriculum. There are now currently 20 universities nationwide that are accredited by the PGA. Professional Golf Management students are required to complete three levels of PGA checkpoints in order to graduate from the program. Each level covers a variety of topics that are essential in a PGM professional’s career. Level one, the most intense of all three levels, covers more content than any other level and is generally taken within the student’s third year of the program....
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  • PGM Alumnus Returns Seeking Students For Internships

    July 11th, 2013  Ryan Szydlowski, an alumnus of the PGA Professional Golf Management Program made quite the journey from Palm Desert California, seeking PGM students for upcoming internships. Ryan, a Michigan native from Alpena graduated from Ferris in December of 2009. He is currently the Head Golf Professional at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert, California. After completing an internship with Desert Willow, Ryan was offered a full time position at the resort. For only being out of school for three years, Ryan has made quite the career for himself. Some responsibilities of a Head Golf Professional include setting up lessons, hiring/firing, facility operations, planning and setting up golf outings and events, and coordinating those events with food and beverage...
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  • PGM Staff Awarded Outstanding Support Staff

    February 22nd, 2012Annette Keyt and Diane Maguire from the Professional Golf Management Center were the first recipients to be presented with the "Outstanding Support Staff" award from the Honors program. Typically, an award for faculty is given from the Honors program. However, Keyt and Maguire were nominated several times before, and when they were nominated again this year, they were finally chosen as recipients. "It's a big surprise to us because we didn't even know our names were submitted or they even had this award," said Maguire and Keyt. Keyt is in charge of helping students with academics while Maguire helps PGM students get placed into internships. "It was very thoughtful of them to nominate us," said Maguire. "You see the purpose in your...
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