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PGM-Professional Golf Mgt

PGM100 - Introduction to PGM

This course provides students with an overview of the PGA of America and the Cal U/PGM educational program. Students will be introduced to the PGA's qualifying level and the Cal U/PGM curriculum, which will enable them to become more informed about the educational requirements to become future PGA members and what is expected in Cal U/PGM Level I. In addition, students will be introduced to the working intricacies of the PGA of America. (3 crs.) Fall.

PGM125 - Professional Golf Management Internship I

This course is one of the professional golf management student internship experiences. Students will secure internship sites based on their unique educational needs and experiences. Internship students will work directly with PGA golf professionals in one or more work settings. Prerequisites: PGM 100, PGM 150, must be enrolled in the PGM program and Minimum GPA of 2.25 (3 crs.)

PGM150 - Teaching of Golf I

This course provides the golf student with the theory and techniques of teaching the golf swing. Students will utilize technology to evaluate the golf swing and develop and deliver golf lesson plans. The course utilizes the classrooms in Hamer Hall as well as California University’s indoor practice facility in Gallagher Hall and outdoor golf practices at Cedarbrook Golf Course. Prerequisite: PGM 100, enrollment in the PGM program, or permission of the instructor (3 crs.) Spring

PGM200 - Intermediate Topics in PGM

This course will provide students with a detailed examination of the PGA of America and the Cal U/PGM educational program. Students will be introduced to PGM Level II, which will enable them to become more informed about the educational requirements to be completed in preparation for the Cal U/PGM Level II checkpoint. Prerequisite: PGM 100, student must be enrolled in the PGM program, or by permission of the instructor (3 crs.) Fall

PGM210 - Golf Shop Management

This course will provide the student with the basics of the operations and management of the golf shop. Topics include methods of merchandising, scheduling of play, implementing course regulations, development and management of the golf operations team, time management, and personnel management. Prerequisite: PGM 100 and PGM 200, enrolled in the PGM program or permission of the instructor (3 crs.) Fall

PGM225 - Professional Golf Management Internship II

This course exposes the student to proper golf course management techniques; including daily expectations while working on a golf course and proper protocol. This course also provides the student with the unique professional educational experience by combining theoretical and hands-on training. The course will be completed at a recognized PGA facility chosen in conjunction with the faculty and the student. The student will spend a minimum of 13 weeks at the field experience site in order to satisfactorily complete this requirement. Prerequisites: PGM 100, PGM 150, Must be enrolled in the PGM program and Minimum GPA of 2.50. (3 crs.)

PGM300 - Advanced Topics in PGM

This course provides the student with the content needed for the PGM Level III checkpoint. Inventory, merchandising, food and beverage, and PGA membership are some of the topics covered. Prerequisite: PGM 100 and PGM 200, or permission of the instructor. (3 crs.) Fall

PGM310 - Introduction to Turfgrass Management

The course will provide the student with an overview and introduction to not only the science of turfgrass, but also the role turf management plays in the golf operation. Topics include grass selection, mowing, fertilization, irrigation, supplementary cultural practices and the management of botanical pests. Prerequisites: PGM 100 and 200, or permission of instructor. (3 crs.) Fall.

PGM325 - Professional Golf Management Internship III

This course is one of the professional golf management student internship experiences. Students will secure internship sites based on their unique educational needs and experiences. Internship students will work directly with PGA golf professionals in one or more work settings. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in the PGM program with a minimum GPA of 2.50. (3 crs.)

PGM350 - Food and Beverage Management

This course provides the student with an overview of the principles and techniques involved in establishing and maintaining a successful, profitable food and beverage operation at a golf facility. Some of the topics the course will examine include: (1) menu development, (2) menu descriptive copy, (3) principles and techniques of restaurant design, (4) staffing and training, (5) cost control measures, (6) beverage control and legal aspects of beverage control, (7) kitchen equipment and safety, (8) sanitation, (9) improving and enhancing customer service, and (10) the legal aspects of food and beverage operations. Prerequisite: Must be a PGM student or permission of instructor. (3 crs.) Spring.

PGM405 - Expanded Golf Operations

The course enables the PGM student to evaluate, design, implement and enhance the operations of a golf facility. The student will be introduced to the various elements of developing or enhancing existing golf facilities. Prerequisites: PGM 210, student must be enrolled in PGM program or permission of the instructor. (3 crs.) Spring.

PGM410 - Teaching of Golf II

This course is designed to improve the golf instructional skills of golf professionals, especially those desiring to be quality coaches. Included in the course are such topics as teaching, coaching, training techniques, motivational strategies and the needs of special populations. Methods of recording student progress, management techniques for a successful instructional program, and the use of audio-visual and other electronic teaching tools are examined. Prerequisite: PGM 150 or permission of the instructor (3 crs.) Spring

PGM425 - Senior Internship in Professional Golf Management

This course is one of the professional golf management student internship experiences. Students will secure internship sites based on their unique educational needs and experiences. Internship students will work directly with PGA golf professionals in one or more work settings. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the PGM program with a minimum GPA of 2.50. (3 crs.)

PGM435 - Capstone Internship in Professional Golf Management

This course is one of the professional golf management student internship experiences. Students will secure internship sites based on their unique educational needs and experiences. Internship students will work directly with PGA golf professionals in one or more work settings. Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in the PGM program with a minimum GPA of 2.50. (3 crs.)