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  • Objectives
    The two-year Golf Management diploma program provides you with the background and knowledge to enter the golfing industry. You'll be prepared to become a beginning leader/manager in the golf industry. You'll be involved in the managing of facilities, grounds, programs, services and events.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma in Golf Management
  • Course description
    Year 1
    Courses


    ACCT 110 Financial Accounting 1

    BUS 120 Business Law

    BUS 130 Business Communications

    BUS 140 Business Info. Technology

    BUS 141 Business Information Systems

    BUS 150 Introduction to Management

    GOLF 110 Golf Management Intro
      

    GOLF 112 Back Shop & Outside Services
        
    GOLF 114 Tournament & Event Management

    GOLF 115 Golf Retail Operations

    MARK 110 Introduction to Marketing
       
    Year 2
    Courses


    ACCT 140 Managerial Accounting

    BUS 210 HR Management Foundations

    BUS 214 Leadership Skills

    ECON 102 The Canadian Economy

    GOLF 210 Turfgrass Management

    GOLF 250 Managing Golf Club Operations

    GOLF 251 Facilities Management

    GOLF 253 Golf Mgmt - Best Practices

    GOLF 254 Biomechanics of Golf

    GOLF 255 Golf Course Design

    HMGT 187 Food & Beverage Cost Control

    TMGT 230 Service Operations

    Eligibility for Co-op/Internship Work Experience

        * To be eligible to participate in Internship or Co-op, students must successfully complete a minimum of eight of the 10 of 11 first year courses, obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0, and complete COOP 100, prior to the first work term (Internship) and all subsequent work terms (Co-op).

    Work Term 1 (Spring/Summer)

    GOLF 101
       
    Co-operative Work Experience 1
    (Co-op/Internship students only)


    Work Term 2 (Spring/Summer)

    GOLF 201
       
    Co-operative Work Experience 2
    (Co-op students only)


    Co-op/Internship Completion Requirements

        * In order to receive a Diploma in Golf Management, Co-operative Education Designation, two (2) Co-op work terms must be completed successfully.
        * In order to receive a Diploma in Golf Management, Internship Designation, one (1) work term must be completed successfully.

    GOLF 101 Co-operative Work Experience 1

    (6 credits) PS (0,0,0,35)

    This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed with qualified co-op employers. This full-time work experience is facilitated and monitored by the college.

    Prerequisite(s): Workplace Education Prep (COOP WEP) plus 31 Year 1 credits towards a diploma or certificate in Golf Management with a GPA of at least 3.0 and a "C" grade in all golf-related courses.

    GOLF 110 Golf Management Introduction

    (3 credits) F, W (3,0,0,0)

    This course provides an introduction to the game of golf and the field of professional golf management. Students will be introduced to the rules of golf, the golf industry, the role of the CPGA, and varied job opportunities within the field. Overriding concepts of professional practice will be discussed including customer service, communication and safety.

    GOLF 112 Back Shop and Outside Services

    (3 credits) F, W (3.5,0,0,0)

    This course focuses on the management of the back shop and outside services within a golf facility. Students will be introduced to cart repair and maintenance as well as club repair, fitting, and storage. Practice facility maintenance and upkeep; on-course food and beverage services are also covered.

    GOLF 114 Tournament & Event Management

    (3 credits) F, W (3.5,0,0,0)

    This course provides the skills needed for planning and managing a successful golf tournament or special event. All aspects of event management are covered, including fund-raising and sponsorship: establishing budgets and timelines; risk management; marketing strategies; utilizing volunteers; registration; score keeping and prize presentations.

    GOLF 115 Golf Retail Operations

    (3 credits) F, W (3.5,0,0,0)

    This course examines all facets of a golf retail program including purchasing, merchandising, promotions, and selling. Revenue producing services and important aspects of customer service will also be discussed.

    GOLF 201 Co-operative Work Experience 2

    (6 credits) PS (0,0,0,35)

    This course gives students an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed with qualified co-op employers. This full-time work experience is facilitated and monitored by the college.

    Prerequisite(s): GOLF 101 plus be eligible for and enrolled in Academic Term 4.

    GOLF 210 Turfgrass Management

    (3 credits) F, W (3.5,0,0,0)

    Turfgrass Management is an introduction to soils, soil chemistry, and the grass plant. This course will focus on various turfgrass species, plant identification, soils, fertility, and maintenance practices. Other topics covered within this course are growing mediums used in golf course construction, drainage and moisture retention, turfgrass morphology and turfgrass establishment.

    GOLF 250 Managing Golf Club Operations

    (3 credits) F, W (3.5,0,0,0)

    This course provides an overview of the general administrative procedures required in golf facilities. Topics covered include: the nature of private golf clubs, the role of the club manager, managing food and beverage services and using sport tourism as it relates to the golf club.
    GOLF 251 Facilities Management

    (1.5 credits) F, W (3,0,0,0 for 7 weeks)

    This course is an overview of maintenance management and examines the purchase, maintenance, and management of golf course assets. Topics include: preventative maintenance, security, lease vs. purchase, service contracts, alterations, and renovations. Familiarity with these subjects will allow managers to feel comfortable working with trades. The course will also include how to present a capital budget.

    GOLF 253 Golf Mgmt. - Best Practices

    (1.5 credits) F, W (3,0,0,0 for 7 weeks)

    This course prepares students to be golf professionals and managers. Topics covered include professional practice golf skill development, best practices in the golf industry, and continuing self-development as a golf professional or manager.

    GOLF 254 Biomechanics of Golf

    (1.5 credits) F, W (3,0,0,0 for 7 weeks)

    This course examines a number of ways to assist players to learn and improve their golf skills, including both the physical and psychological aspects of the game. This course identifies the methods and benefits of various golf teaching programs. It also develops the principles of effective teaching and coaching, and students will have the opportunity to research a variety of teaching aids.

    GOLF 255 Golf Course Design

    (1.5 credits) F, W (3,0,0,0 for 7 weeks)

    This course examines design and construction techniques involved in golf course development. Students will work through the golf course development process from site analysis to completed design.

    Prerequisite(s): GOLF 210.'

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