Down Back with Methodist University PGA Golf Management

Graduates of the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University become leaders in the golf industry.  Alumni have gone on to become professionals at clubs like Pine Valley, Pebble Beach, Oakmont, and Winged Foot to name a few.  Some grads elect to move into sales representative positions with companies such as Acushnet Company (Titleist/Footjoy) or other manufacturers.  With only five weeks until my time at Methodist is over I figured it would be prudent to take some shots of “Downback”.  Downback is how the PGA/PGM students affectionately refer to our 18 hole golf course and practice facilities.  The Richard L Player center is a 6,000 square foot facility which houses program director offices, classrooms, fully stocked pro shop, and club fitting/repair lab.

The Richard L Player Center

There are 20,000 square feet of putting and chipping greens, a bunker practice area, and a 55 station practice range.  Students in the program receive a BS in Business Administration, Marketing, or Economics.  After completing the University’s scholastic requirements, the PGA playing ability test, levels 1-3 of  PGA seminars, and 16 months of PGA apprenticeship graduates receive their degrees and PGA Class A memberships.  I hope you enjoy the photos!

Methodist PGA/PGM Senior Andy Prascak

Downback at Methodist

PGA PGM Seniors Andy Prascak and Jimmy Casello practicing.

PGA PGM Senior Jimmy Casello

Original Photography by Brad Wynalek

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