PGA Golf Management

25 years of PGA Professional Golf Management

PGA Professional Golf Management celebrates 25 years

As the PGM program celebrates its 25th year in 2015, alumni recall the lessons they learned at Penn State and still apply to their careers and personal lives today.

“Having graduated 17 years ago, I have a better perspective of what PGM taught me: take pride in all that you do in your personal and professional life; motivate, push, and expect to excel at all that you do; and inspire, help, and support others you interact with in life," said Jason Diaz

“As a Penn State PGM student, the program taught me numerous lessons about the golf industry, being a student, and future life lessons,” Diaz said. “Having graduated 17 years ago, I have a better perspective of what PGM taught me: take pride in all that you do in your personal and professional life; motivate, push, and expect to excel at all that you do; and inspire, help, and support others you interact with in life.”


PGA Golf Management

If golf is your passion, make it your career

If a career within golf interests you, the Penn State PGA Golf Management (PGM) Program can help you prepare for an exciting career in the $76-billion golf industry that continues to grow. PGM is a four-year PGA-accredited program through through the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development.

Our program boasts a 100-percent placement, and our strong alumni network can help provide students internship opportunities and connections in the industry. Plus, being endorsed by the PGA allows you to fast track to full PGA membership while obtaining an undergraduate degree from Penn State.

Program Overview

Since 1990, the PGA of America has accredited the Penn State PGA Golf Management Program, which helps you prepare for a career in golf management. In addition to the core curriculum, the program has a strong business focus and is drawn from several nationally recognized academic disciplines on campus. Courses from Smeal College of Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Turfgrass Management, and Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management will complement your general education courses such as English, math, science, arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences.