The prospect of becoming a PGA professional is one of the most exciting dreams that many golfers can have. The PGA qualification is the most respected golfing qualification in the world and will open the door to a host of possible careers, endless experiences and the opportunity to work in an industry that you are truly passionate about.
Whether you are coming straight from school or a mature student the opportunity to become a PGA professional is a very real one. For males the handicap limit is six while, for women, it is eight.
The PGA offers a highly sophisticated programme which is recognised globally as a world leader, with three courses available. There’s a Foundation Degree in Professional Golf and a BSc Applied Golf Management Studies degree, both of which are taught in partnership with the University of Birmingham. The third offering is a Diploma in Higher Education in Professional Golf which is in association with the University of the Highlands and Islands and has close links with the world-class Royal Dornoch.
For many aspiring and talented youngsters the chance to follow your dream and play professional golf for a living is the ultimate offering, but The PGA programme prepares students for a wide range of careers, offering training in every facet of the game – you can learn about aspects such as sports science, equipment and technology, retail, golf club management, coaching, custom fitting and managing golf events.
Modern teaching methods have moved at a rapid rate in recent years and you will become equipped to understand all parts of the game and therefore be perfectly placed to work in any area of the golf industry, whether that’s coaching, retail, fitting, management or anything else. PGA Professionals fill more than 80 different job roles and the possibilities are vast.
There is also the opportunity to work all over the world – The PGA has 8,000 members, with 1,500 of these working internationally in more than 80 countries.
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