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What can you do with a golf management degree?

What Can You Do with A Golf Management Degree?

To your friends and family, it seems like a dream job. “What do you mean, you are taking golf course management? You really mean you get paid to play golf, right? What a great job!” While it might seem to others that a student in a golf management degree program only plays golf all day, the truth is that the degree opens up a number of interesting careers paths in the golf industry.

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Director of Golf

The director of golf manages all of the golf operations at a course or country club. The job description varies depending on the company. However, every golf director must know the game inside out, including the rules and etiquette. They are also familiar with all elements of groundskeeping, including knowing grass varieties and maintenance best practices. Managing staff, dealing with members, organizing events and running a profitable retail operation are all responsibilities for the director of golf.

Golf Course Superintendent

If you ever wonder how important a golf course superintendent is, listen to how much blame they get from golfers every day. The superintendent is the person that takes care of the maintenance and operation of the course. They must maintain all of the turfgrass and plants; manage personnel; forecasts expenses and set budgets; help maintain good relationships with members; apply pesticides; and make sure the golf course is compliant with environmental regulations.

Golf Travel and Tourism

According to a recent study, 84 percent of golfers plan to travel in the next year, and a whopping 80 percent plan to play golf during their stay. Golf tourism is a vibrant segment of the golf industry. You may work as a brand ambassador at a resort or course, organize golf trips for companies and organizations, or manage golf travel firms that cater to the lucrative golf demographic. There are also positions in the travel departments of corporations, in the hospitality division of professional tours and in the travel offices of local and national governments around the world.

Equipment Manufacturer Manager

The golf industry is fueled by golfer’s unquenchable thirst for new clubs, balls and clothing that will help them gain just a few more yards. With a golf management degree, you are well-positioned to play a leadership role at an equipment manufacturer, retailer or channel partner. You’ll help market and sell equipment and services to courses, retail stores and resellers at every level.

We’ve only touched on a few of the interesting career paths you can take with a golf management degree. In addition to what we’ve discussed here, you can also use your degree to become a teaching professional, a club professional, a high school or collegiate coach, social media manager, equipment developer and tester, project leader, course designer and much more. You are only limited by your resourcefulness, persistence and creativity in creating the perfect job in the golf industry for you.

The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is a regionally accredited, not for profit institution in West Palm Beach, Florida that trains students to work in the golf and sporting industries through five different degree programs.When it comes to golf, our staff understands what it takes to succeed. 

 

Posted November 14, 2014 by

6 Tips on Pursuing a Career in Golf

Fleming Island Golf Club

Fleming Island Golf Club. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Golf is more than a sport. It is a complex business that offers an opportunity for qualified individuals to enjoy a fulfilling and exciting career in golf. In the United States, the golf industry is responsible for providing 2 million jobs; and that should give you an inkling about the immense career potential the golf business offers to trained and qualified individuals. Also, the golf industry has some very lucrative job opportunities for the right individual. Here are a few tips should you choose to pursue a career in golf. (more…)

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Connecting about Entry Level Jobs? How to Network with Family and Friends

If you are seeking information on entry level jobs, be sure to take advantage of those closest to you: your family and friends.  Learn how to network with them in the following post.

Many job seekers become frustrated when they feel like their networking “isn’t working.” They have attended face-t-face networking events, made notes on the backs of business cards, done the appropriate follow-ups, arranged many coffee meetings and pounded social media until their fingers bleed. Yet the opportunities aren’t flowing. From my experience, the problem is

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Posted February 24, 2014 by

Have Tough Bosses on Recent College Graduate Jobs? Turn Their Bad Behavior into Personal Success

Young professionals working for difficult bosses on recent college graduate jobs can become weary with mistreatment.  However, the following post has advice on how workers can turn this bad behavior into personal success.

Your boss is incompetent, mean, narcissistic, completely unlovable — or worse. Instead of letting your boss’s abhorrent behavior plague your office happiness or hamper your career, turn that behavior to your advantage. You’re not likely to ever love the bad behavior, but you don’t have to let it get the best of you. You

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