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PGA Golf Management program

PGA Golf Management

Build Your Career as a Golf Professional

The first program of its kind sanctioned by the PGA, the Ferris PGA Golf Management program will help you turn your passion into a profession. In our four-and-a-half year Bachelor of Science program you will develop your expertise in every facet of golf, from the business of club management to the physics of ball flight and the biology of turfgrass. You will build your foundation side-by-side with the our highly-experienced faculty members and refine your skills during five semesters of hands-on internships.

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Program Details

  •  Admission Requirements

    New Student Admission Requirements

    SAT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Composite SAT score of 900 or Higher 
    • United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap or 8 or Lower
    ACT Scores
    • 2.50 High School GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
    • Composite ACT Score of 19 or Higher 
    • United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap or 8 or Lower 

    Transfer Student Admission Requirements

    • Combined college or university GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.00 scale) from all institutions attended.
    • GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.
    • Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement.
    • United States Golf Association (USGA) Handicap or 8 or Lower
  •  Degrees
  •  Faculty and Staff

    Rhonda Sanders


    Diane Maguire

    Assistant Director
    Internship Coordinator

    Mark Wilson

    PGA Golf Player Dev Director

  •  Key Courses
    • Private Club Management
    • Facility Management
    • Teaching & Coaching
    • Biology and Turfgrass Maintenance
    • Financial Accounting
    • Financial Management
    • Business Law
    • Marketing
    • Principles of Retailing
    • Management
    • Human Resources

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  •  PGM Alumni Association

    The Professional Golf Management Alumni Association provides an unmatched network of support for the PGM program, current students, and all those who are a part of the PGM family. 

    Learn more about the PGM Alumni Association

  •  Employer Forms

    The PGA Golf Management Program at Ferris State University has many ties with the golf industry. Using the below forms, employers can send information to the PGM program about various internship and full-time employment opportunities that are available.

    Please fill out the desired form and submit them online. Interns require an average of 35-40 hours per week*

    2020 Interview Day has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Submit your Internship Datasheet to be on the actively seeking list of employers for students to consider. Interviews will be held via phone/Zoom instead.


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Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the program, you will find opportunities open to you at private country clubs, public golf courses, and resorts with golf industry partners across the country and abroad. Alumni of the program find roles such as:

  • Head Golf Professional
  • Director of Golf
  • General Manager
  • Golf Instructor


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.