The PGA is looking to find next generation of golf pros

The PGA is looking to find next generation of golf pros

04/07/2022

The PGA is hoping to find and inspire the next generation of PGA Professionals as part of its revitalised recruitment campaign.

#PGADraft2022 draws on the stories and experiences of current PGA Members to help showcase the many career opportunities available with a PGA qualification.

The campaign also speaks to a wide variety of current students about the benefits of the course and the opportunities that await PGA Professionals, who fulfil more than 70 job roles in over 80 countries around the world.

From coaching and administration to retail and management, a PGA qualification is a passport into the golf industry.

PGA Captain Sarah Bennett is among those PGA Members backing #PGADraft2022. Bennett, who is the head professional at Three Rivers Golf and Country Club, Essex, commented: “The training programme is the best in the golf industry and the world.

“As soon as you receive that letter through the post to confirm you’ve graduated, it’s bit of a cliché but the world is your oyster. You can go in so many different directions. The number of opportunities open to PGA Members in the golf industry is incredible.”

As well as an updated PGA Draft website which includes case studies and information about the courses, The PGA has created a free brochure which outlines everything potential students and their parents need to know about the three routes into PGA Membership.

CLICK HERE to download a student information pack.

In addition, a number of promotional videos have been made for the new-look website and The PGA’s social media channels, which provide a visual insight into the course.

As part of the 2022 campaign, The PGA also gets the perspective of current students into how the courses are helping them to fulfil their personal ambitions in golf.

Melissa Wood is a first-year student on the Foundation Degree in Golf Studies and wants to pursue a career in golf as a county/national coach. Melissa said: “I have loved every aspect of my first year, learning about club fitting, coaching and retail. My fellow students have become friends and we have learned from each other.

“The PGA qualification is a stamp of approval. It gives you access to the whole golf industry.”

Tim Hodson is a third-year student on the course and has aspirations to pursue a career oversea in Asia or North America. He said: The coaching modules have been really helpful in terms of bettering myself as a coach. The course content is incredibly applicable to day-to-day.

“The PGA training programme is internationally recognised and really well respected so moving abroad and getting a job is going to be easier for me with the qualification behind me.”

CLICK HERE to hear from current students embarking on a career with The PGA.

Dr Paul Wiseman, PGA Executive Director – Education, said: “This programme is completely unique; there is no other programme around like this that demands so many different skills and knowledge.

 

“It is a sophisticated education programme which is delivered in partnership with two leading universities (The University of Birmingham and The University of the Highlands and Islands) and PGA tutors and coaches who are experts in their field.

 

“Having worked in education for more than 30 years, I can vouch for the quality and uniqueness of the training programme. We have got the best education programme not just in golf globally, but in sport globally. There’s nothing else like this.”

 

The PGA offers three routes into Membership: a Foundation Degree in Golf Studies, a Diploma in Higher Education Golf Studies, and a BSc in Applied Golf Management Studies (AGMS).

 

The Foundation degree is a collaborative degree with the University of Birmingham and is a core element of the PGA Training Programme. With a strong focus on golf coaching and sports science, additional modules include key industry skills, junior development, equipment technology and custom fitting, principles of business and business finance.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Foundation Degree in Golf Studies.

 

The three-year part-time diploma is in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands. It covers modules relevant to the varied demands of the golf industry and includes individual and group coaching, equipment technology, sports science, retail and business elements.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Diploma in Higher Education Golf Studies.

 

The world-leading AGMS degree is also taught in partnership with the University of Birmingham. It covers modules in applied sports science, equipment technology, coaching theory and business management. The programme allows students to combine a high-level applied theoretical degree with membership of The PGA.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about the BSc in Applied Golf Management Studies.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more about #PGADraft2022

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