The golf industry is booming and experiencing record growth, but also a shortage of talent.
That’s why Georgian College revamped its Golf Industry Management degree and refocused the program with the help of employers and industry partners to appeal to those who see golf as more than a game – this is a future career.
Students will learn to be golf industry professionals on and off the greens and will be exposed to a variety of career opportunities including club manager, golf professional, tournament manager, golf equipment sales , entrepreneurship, etc. They will also gain the knowledge, skills and cooperative experience they need to land their dream job in just two years, while playing and learning in the heart of golf country.
“At Georgian, our location among some of Ontario’s top resorts and golf courses gives our students and graduates a distinct advantage. Our program combines a unique curriculum and paid cooperative experience designed to prepare students for a successful career in the diverse and competitive Canadian golf industry,” said Tim Zado, Program Coordinator at Golf Industry Management. “It also offers other hands-on learning opportunities such as field trips, workshops and industry certifications, as well as pre-graduation networking opportunities.”
Other benefits include:
- expert teachers with extensive industry experience and extensive golf industry networks
- connection to an expert network of golf partners and alumni, including multiple golf course excursions and related golf businesses
- a variety of golf association workshops and educational series
- program alignment with Canadian Professional Golf Association (CPGA) certification, allowing students to be exempted from many courses and receive certification more quickly
Students can also take their golf game to the next level by playing in Georgian’s state-of-the-art indoor golf instructional simulation lab, as well as at local golf courses that offer playing privileges to students from around the world. This program.
Potential employers include public, private and semi-private golf courses, associations, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, golf retailers, practice and practice facilities, club fitters, hotels and resorts.
The program is recognized by the PGA of Canada and has many other industry connections including the Canadian Club Managers Association, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, Golf Canada and the National Golf Course Owners Association Canada.
Golf Industry Management begins in September at the Barrie Campus. Apply here or learn more on this website.