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JWU's Golf Management Program Expands to Meet Growing Industry Demand

Golf Management videoAs an $87 billion dollar global industry, golf has moved from niche market to the mainstream. Enthusiasts are teeing off more often, as well as scheduling corporate meetings, conventions, and even weddings, in close proximity to the fairways.

To meet this growing industry demand, JWU’s Golf Management program has expanded. Housed within our nationally-recognized Hospitality College at our North Miami campus, this unique immersion program blends classroom learning with on-site academic studies at the courses themselves.

Structured within the Sports/Entertainment/Event Management (SEE) major, the core curriculum of the program has been split into two tracks, Golf Management and Golf Immersion, for a total of 8 required courses and two additional recommended classes.

In addition, thanks to the program's ideal location in south Florida, students are able to play and learn year-round at more than 15 area courses, including Miami Shores, Hillcrest and the world-renowned Blue Monster at The Doral.

JWU’s commitment to the sport has been longstanding. Our golf team’s continued success in NCAA Division I competition culminated in a win at the 2009 Titan Winter Invitational. Additionally, we maintain industry affiliations with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and the International Network of Golf.

For Adam Williamson ’03, now a head course pro at Tierra Del Sol, Aruba, the program has proven invaluable. “I learned how golf facilities work, including purchasing, inventory, and public relations. Thanks to the education I received at JWU I advanced to a management level job in less than two years,” he says.

Baird Cumberland ’04, currently a director of instruction at Jim McLean, the nation’s top golf school, believes the program offers the tools to succeed throughout this industry. “With the combination of warm weather and the ability to learn [alongside] many of the top teaching professionals in the world, JWU is a golfer’s paradise."

He says, "If you're passionate about the game of golf and would like to pursue a career in the industry, no school will better prepare you."