PGA Golf Management

PGA Golf Management Program >> 2015 Jones Cup winning team
Left to Right: students Anthony Del Dotto, Cole Lorenz, Brett Walker, Nate LeBlanc, Redge Camacho, and NMSU PGA Golf Management Program Specialist, Josh Salmon. November 4, 2015 (Submitted photo)
PGA Golf Management Program

Degree Plans

PGA Golf Management (Marketing Option)

Sample Schedules/Degree Maps

This specialization is offered through the Marketing Department.

The third in the nation to be endorsed by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) in 1987, NMSU’s PGA Golf Management Program is one of a limited number of programs fully accredited and endorsed by the PGA.

Our 4½-year PGA Golf Management Program leads to a BBA with a major in Marketing and a specialization in Golf Management. We prepare graduates for careers as PGA members at various golf facilities and golf industry positions.

NMSU is one of the few PGA Golf Management universities to own a golf course. We’ve hosted numerous NCAA championships, Callaway PGA Junior Series tournaments, USGA and Section PGA Championships. NMSU conducts more than 50 PGA Golf Management sanctioned golf tournaments in an academic year, paying out more than $120,000 in scholarships, prize money and gift certificates.

Visit Us!

Although not required, we highly recommend that you (and your family) visit NMSU and the PGA Golf Management office at some time prior to attending college. Tour the university, golf course, community, and meet with the Program’s Director, Golf Coach, and NMSU’s offices for housing, financial aid and admissions.

Our students have the opportunity to reside with other PGA Golf Management students at our on-campus LivingLearning Community.

Questions? Need more information? Planning a campus visit? Contact Pat Gavin, Marketing Department Head and PGA Golf Management Program Director (office 575.646.3341 or 575.646.7686, cell 575.649.8993).

Steps to Becoming a Golf Professional

Step 1

  1. Complete NMSU curriculum and 16 months of internship requirements.
  2. Complete the PGA’s Professional Golf Management Educational Program (Levels 1-3).
  3. Pass the PGA’s Playing Ability Test (PAT).

Step 2

  1. Be eligibly employed.
  2. Pass a background check.

Step 3

  1. Apply for PGA membership by sending your application to:

PGA of America
P.O. Box 109601
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410-9601
ATTN: Membership Services Dept

Step 4

  1. Application sent to Section.

Step 5

  1. Earn a Class A Membership. Member classification will vary depending upon the position held when membership is obtained.