Careers in the Golf Industry

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We at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln PGA Golf Management program believe that every individual should have the opportunity to pursue a career they love.

Our own love for the game of golf has led us to a place where we can provide that opportunity to those who share our passion for this great game. Since this dream became a reality in 2004, we have produced 146 graduates. Of that group, every individual who has sought a career in the golf industry has found one!

Being able to provide that opportunity and creating success for so many is something that we are very proud of.

Some of our alumni have gone on to become:

  • Head Professional, Anchorage (AK) Golf Course
  • Teaching Professional, Golf Tec owner/operator, Fort Collins (CO)
  • Sales Representative, Taylor Made Golf, Tulsa (OK)
  • Tournament Administrator/Director, Nebraska PGA, Lincoln (NE)
  • Golf Coach, Midlands University, Fremont (NE)

This map shows some of the awesome facilities that have hired our graduates!

Career Paths

There is no limit to what you can do within the golf industry and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln helps you explore all the different career paths as well as invent your own. Career paths include:

  • General Managers at resorts, private clubs, etc.
  • Directors of Golf at golf facilities
  • Head and Assistant Golf Professionals
  • Teaching Professionals and Directors of Instruction
  • Player Development Directors
  • Executive Directors and CEOs of golf associations
  • Tournament Directors for PGA Tour, PGA Sections and various tours
  • Rules Officials
  • Athletic Administrators
  • Golf Coaches at high schools, colleges and international golf teams
  • Golf Journalists and Reporters
  • Golf Research
  • Golf Course Architecture and Development
  • Business Development for golf operations and associations
  • Owners, Operators and Managers at golf stores and businesses
  • Clubfitters and Club Sales Representatives
  • Club Equipment and Apparel Headquarters
  • Golf Technology Firms and Development
  • Golf Course Superintendents and Facility Specialists
  • City Management

...and anything else you can dream of in the golf space and beyond!