Professional Golf Management Courses
Take the following course(s):
An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.
Course Code: SAFE-1005
Examine the role of accounting within a golf operation and identify management use of financial statements. Explore the process of creating and analyzing an income statement, balance sheet, budget, and a cash flow using spreadsheets. Learn to manage payroll for a golf operation including the assignment of wage rates, employee requirements, hours per week, weeks worked and accounting for benefits. Examine the pros and cons of leasing versus buying within a golf operation.
Course Code: BUSI-2021
Learn retail merchandising principles and gain an understanding of the differences between the various target markets that frequent a typical golf retail operation. Formulate buying plans for both hard and soft goods. Examine pricing strategies and inventory controls as well as merchandising strategies through effective advertising and promotional strategies. Learn how to prepare, open and operate a profitable pro-shop and examine various retail strategies afforded to golf operations.
Course Code: BUSI-2060
Examine effective written and oral communication strategies used in a professional environment. Develop the communications required for attracting sponsorships, event attendees, media coverage, and interest from the golf industry.
Course Code: COMM-2020
Experience both individual and team-based competitive rounds. Expect to experience medal play, match play, and other scoring formats. Learn through the use of post-round evaluation how competition performance can be enhanced and used to direct future preparation. Learn new techniques to improve the mental game.
Course Code: GOLF-2020
Develop an understanding of how humans perform physical activity and execute movement patterns. Study areas including human anatomy and physiology specific to the musculoskeletal complex, simple joint movements, human movement analysis techniques, principles of motor learning and facilitating physical skill acquisition, sports injury management, and nutrition for sports performance. Experience an off-season conditioning program for competitive golfers and explore concepts regarding the art and science of golf instruction.
Course Code: GOLF-2025
Explore the psychological skills necessary to play or to coach athletes who wish to play competitive golf. Examine the theory of psychological skills, as put forward by various golf psychologists and governing bodies, and the practical application of these skills through studies of elite, competitive golfers.
Course Code: GOLF-2030
Develop an understanding of the career progression within the Professional Golf Association of Canada. Apply teaching and coaching practices for player development. Explore the values of the coaching association and apply ethical decision making to various scenarios.
Course Code: GOLF-2035
Examine key points such as set-up, power, tempo, shot-making, and overall swing mechanics. Interact with a computerized swing analysis system designed to provide helpful feedback. Partner with a golf professional and apply recommendations for a variety of skill improvement drills and training methods for the full swing and short game.
Course Code: GOLF-2040
Advance within technical and practical areas of player development in both group and individual environments. Interacting with a CPGA Professional, focus on technical improvements including the full swing, pitching and putting. Investigate various approaches to golf instruction.
Course Code: GOLF-2045
Explore the golf marketplace including trends, products and related and emerging technologies. Learn the categories and sub-categories of golf products sold in both concrete and green grass accounts. Identify inventory purchase patterns related to each of these sales outlets.
Course Code: GOLF-2050
Learn strategies to evaluate personal strengths and weaknessess as they pertain to playing golf and the various golf courses. Create a game plan based on both personal strengths and weaknesses and those of the golf course.
Course Code: GOLF-2055
Building on the creative planning process, explore the relationships among media, advertising, and consumers; marketing strategy and media planning; evaluating and selecting media vehicles; and the media budget. Learn and apply the sales process; prospecting, planning, negotiating buyer resistance, closing and servicing the sale. The key role of selling as part of the organization's marketing communications mix and marketing program will be emphasized.
Course Code: MKTG-2060