PGA Golf Management students get a shot at networking with heads of world-class golf resorts
Students in Florida State University’s PGA Golf Management program in the Dedman School of Hospitality will have an opportunity to network with and learn from general managers of some of the world’s most highly regarded and prestigious golf clubs during the Founders Leadership Summit, Nov. 1-2, held at the school.
“Our goal is for our students to become general managers of the world’s top golf organizations,” said Bob Brymer, the Cecil B. Day Professor of Management and founder of the Professional Golf Management program. “To meet and network with people of such a high caliber, lets them see that they can do it, too.”
Among the summit’s general manager guests are Chris Berlin of Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Chris Borders (FSU alumnus) of the Atlanta Athletic Club; Greg DeRosa of The Olympic Club in San Francisco; Bill Hughes of Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Verde Beach; and Jordi Tarrida of Turnberry Golf Resort in Scotland. All of these renowned clubs have hosted the most prestigious golf championships in the world.
Roundtable topics will center on leadership challenges in the golf and club industry for the next three to five years, and students will have the opportunity to learn from these accomplished leaders.
Housed in the nationally ranked Dedman School of Hospitality, an independent, industry-specific school administered by the FSU College of Business, the PGA Golf Management program is one of only 19 accredited nationwide by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) that graduate PGA Class A Golf Professionals.
FSU’s Professional Golf Management program allows students to acquire business and hospitality skills ranging from hospitality finance to human resource management. After four and a half years of intense coursework and PGA-approved internships, students are fully prepared to manage top clubs and resorts worldwide within the golf and hospitality industries.
Located in Tallahassee, where golf is played year-round, FSU's golf management program is housed at a championship golf course with state-of-the-art practice facilities, classrooms and a top-notch golf shop and restaurant facility. The faculty at FSU provides students with personalized attention and guides them through every step of the program.