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PGA Golf Management Program Receives Award of Merit from Michigan Golf Course Association

PGAGM group(From right) College of Business Dean David Nicol, PGAGM Assistant Director Diane Maguire, program graduate Matt Reglin, of Stanwood; Rhonda Sanders, of the PGAGM office; student Ben Strong, of Ontonagon; PGAGM graduate Isabella Flack, of Mount Prospect, Illinois; and student Gavin Schmidtmann, of Lansing, attended the Michigan Golf Business and Vendor Fair in Mount Pleasant, where the Professional Golf Association Golf Management's Award of Merit was presented.

A group of Ferris State University Professional Golf Association Golf Management students and administrators recently received the Award of Merit from the Michigan Golf Course Association. The award is symbolic of the achievements accrued since the Professional Golf Association sanctioned the program at its founding in 1975.

Diane Maguire, the assistant director of the PGAGM program, said this honor came at the Michigan Golf Business Conference and Vendor Fair, held at the Soaring Eagle Resort, near Mount Pleasant.

“The Award of Merit has only been given out six times in the association’s 43-year history, so we are truly honored to receive it,” Maguire said. “Many of our alumni attended the banquet, which made it even more special to share it with them and our current students.”

The PGAGM program had a positive year in 2019, with the opening of the Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center, serving as a resource for student training and business experience. The center also is a permanent home for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.