PGM Internship Experience
The Professional Golf Management Internship is designed to give you a real world experience as well as meet PGA requirements as you complete your degree at Ohio State. Students will complete five (5) internships throughout their academic career.
The internships are divided between the official internship course: HCS 4191.02 and Advanced Professional Experience courses, HCS 4501.01, 4501.02, 4501.03, 4501.04, and 4501.05.
HCS 4191.02 PGM Internship Experience is your official internship course. It is intended to give PGM students real world job experience at golf courses, clubs, resorts, or other venues where golf professionals are employed. While on their internship, students will be mentored by the on-site professional and complete specified Work Experience Activities. Students will learn about career opportunities and better understand the types of tasks/challenges associated with a career in professional golf management.
The HCS 4501 series ensures that students follow the PGA guidelines required for the PGM internship. There are three (3) levels to complete.
Level 1: activities will include the topics of Customer Relations (14 hours), Golf Car Fleet Management (24 hours) Tournament Operations (30 hours) and Introduction to Teaching (12 hours).
Level 2: activities will include the topics of Merchandising and Inventory Management (20 hours), Turfgrass Management (16 hours), and Intermediate Teaching and Golf Club Alteration (12 hours).
Level 3: activities will include the topics of Advanced Golf Operations (11 hours), Food and Beverage Control (10 hours), Human Resources Management and Supervising and Delegating (16 hours), Career Enhancement (8 hours), Player Development and Teaching Business (16 hours) and Advanced Teaching and Golf Club Fitting (34 hours).