Specialized Program Workshop

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Earn a Specialization in Golf Operations!

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Certified in Golf Operations


This 2-day workshop includes an overview of responsibilities for golf management and activities such as:

  • player development, tournament management, tee reservation services, merchandising, professional shop services, golf car fleet management, rules interpretations and overview of golf course maintenance.
  • merchandising for green-grass golf shops and off-course retail shops
  • purchasing, inventory control, marketing and promotions, and displays and modeling.

Specialized Program & Business Management Simulation Workshop

December 9-10, 2019
Michigan PGA Office
Conducted by Todd Sammons, PGA & Dawes Marlatt, PGA


Workshop Schedule:

  • Monday & Tuesday, 8:30AM-4PM

  • Review of Career Track coursework (over two days) which includes 30 required courses
  • Complete team-based business management simulation

After completion of workshop:

  • Members wishing to achieve specialization in Golf Operations are then required to complete 10 self-selected courses from the online Library Subscription (these courses may be completed before or after the December 9-10 workshop).
  • Final step to earn specialization is completing the Capstone project. There is a $100 fee and you must be a PGA Member in good standing.

There are 2 Steps to Register:

Purchase the Library:

    • Purchase materials for $350 (includes 1-year library subscription)
Purchase Materials Here!

Sign up for the Workshop:

    • Breakfast and lunch both days ($40)
    • Earn 14 PGA required credits
Pay for Seminar Here!

Questions on the Workshop: contact Diane at 517.885.3264

Questions on the Specialized Program: contact the
PGA Education Department 866.866.3382 option 6 | pgamemberedu@pgahq.com