PGA Golf Management Degree

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The B.S. in PGA Golf Management is designed to provide the skill and knowledge base a future golf professional needs to succeed in a variety of positions in the industry.

The PGA Golf Management (PGM) program is a 4 to 4 1/2 year structured academic program for aspiring PGA Professionals. Florida Gulf Coast University is one of only 16 schools nationally accredited by the PGA, and the only one in the state of Florida.

Specialized Admissions

PGA Golf Management is a specialized admissions program. Not all students who meet the selection criteria are admitted into this major. The selection process is competitive and space is limited in each incoming class. For priority consideration, the university application and PGM handicap verification form (12 or less handicap REQUIRED) should be submitted by December 1st.

A primary requirement for students is the completion of 16 months paid internship under the direction of the PGM Internship Director. These work experiences can occur in diverse golf industry settings throughout the country. Some of the areas of study in the program include: business planning, turfgrass management, golf facility operations, golf merchandising, human resources management and three distinct golf instruction classes focused on teaching the game, club-fitting, using state-of the-art instructional technology and developing a teaching business. Students completing the Florida Gulf Coast University PGM Program will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in PGA Golf Management. Upon graduation and securing eligible full-time employment, students can be elected to Class A PGA Membership.

Located in southwest Florida, the FGCU PGM program boasts one of the most desired geographical locations in the country with over 135 courses within an hour of campus. It also serves a local industry employment need. FGCU PGM students have the opportunity to intern full-time, work part-time, and play at some of the most exclusive facilities in the country. Students benefit from 480+ local PGA professionals, many of which, provide formal mentorship and lend their expertise in the classroom.

Admission Requirement

Handicap Verification Form

Submission of this online form is REQUIRED to be considered for admission into the PGA Golf Management program.

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Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

Chelsea R. Ganey named BGS Chapter Honoree 2023

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Chelsea is responsible for developing, communicating and executing on the strategic plan and growth of Moran Wealth Management. Prior to this role, she spent 8 years at the firm as a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for the fixed income and several equity strategies. She serves on both the Executive Committee and Investment Committee at Moran Wealth Management. Chelsea earned her BS in Finance from Florida Gulf Coast University. She was awarded the CFA Charter from the CFA Institute in 2014, and is a member of the CFA Society of Naples where she currently serves on the board. In 2021, Chelsea co-founded Southwest Florida Women in Investment Management to support the development and advancement of women in the local finance community. In addition to her responsibilities at Moran Wealth Management, Chelsea sits on the Executive Council for the Department of Economics and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University and is the President of the House Corporation for the Pi Mu Chapter of Chi Omega. Lastly, she is a member of CHIEF, a private organization for women executive leaders. Chelsea loves to read, travel, and spend quality time with her family. As a Midwest transplant, she lovingly cheers for the Chicago Bulls, Bears and Cubs.

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