Industry expert Foresight Golf has partnered with UIW to create a 4-year business degree in golf course management.
The Professional Golf Management Program (PGM) is designed to prepare our graduates to successfully integrate their education and training into the challenging environment of the professional golf management industry. As the successful management of golf facilities becomes increasingly demanding, it is imperative that incoming professionals have a greater understanding of the business of golf. Foresight Golf has committed to develop curriculum and educate students using real world examples and providing internships in every aspect of the operation that can allow a beginning manager to be productive at any golf course operation. The knowledge areas include the basics of UIW's core business curriculum as well as various other focus areas that Foresight Golf has identified as absolutely necessary for effective management. Understanding the importance of proper human resource management, marketing, supervisory, agronomic basics and management skills are imperative to successfully managing the operations and golf facilities.
It is essential for those entering the profession to have a foundational understanding of turf grass management, golf course equipment management, food and beverage operations, customer relations and overall business planning. The students will have an opportunity to learn, develop, and apply the educational experiences during a progressive internship program that will allow them to experience first-hand how their classroom experiences are applied in real environments. Practical education is the focus. Foresight Golf's internships will focus on application of curriculum and hands-on experiences in the many facets of golf course operations. The industry leaders at Foresight Golf Management teach these proficiencies to enhance student’s development and classroom experiences.
The Professional Golf Management Facility is designed with 13,000 square feet and is home to both the University of the Incarnate Word H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Professional Golf Management Program and the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Cardinal Golf Teams. The facility is located on the grounds of the top rated Republic Golf Club and features four contemporary classrooms, state of the art indoor training facilities for the golf teams and a specially designed Champion Ultradwarf UIW Putting Green which is maintained meticulously by Robby Jan and The Republic Golf Club Maintenance Team.
At a private university nestled in the heart of the 2nd largest city in Texas, San Antonio, the H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA) offers a unique atmosphere where regional charm meets a cosmopolitan culture. Students can expect a practical education that emphasizes a global reach with respect to international and cultural understanding. The HEBSBA offers high-quality undergraduate programs steeped in the UIW traditions of faith, service, innovation, truth, and education. Please click the images below to enlarge: