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A Golf College Prepares Well-rounded Graduates

Apr 28, 2008
For many individuals, golf is a relaxing game to enjoy on the weekend or during a day off from work. It can serve as a bonding experience for father and son or an icebreaker for an employee and a boss. Whatever the reason many people choose to play golf, there are more and more people heading to the golf course each day. Because of this, the golf career field has grown in popularity as well, spawning the interest of people from all different backgrounds to attend a golf college.

There are many educational institutions out there that offer specialties in certain career fields. Some schools are known for their liberal arts programs, while others may be known for their engineering and science areas of study. However there are other education establishments that specialize in sports education, such as golf. Golf schools teach students about the golf industry, while also enforcing core education principles that will benefit students once they enter into the job force. The golf knowledge and general education classes that students are provided help to make graduates well-rounded individuals and competitive when they begin to search for a job.

By attending a golf school, you can work toward either your associate's or bachelor's degree. Each program is uniquely equipped to give students the knowledge and experience necessary to be successful in the professional golf industry. Each degree has different programs depending on the area a student would like to concentrate their studies in. For an associate's degree, students can concentrate their studies in golf operations and management. Here students learn general knowledge about managing a golf course and the skills needed to make the operation run smoothly. Once students graduate from an associate's program, they are ready to head into a competitive career field with confidence.

For those that would like to continue their education, they can pursue a bachelor's degree in golf course management. This program reinforces what students are taught in the associate's degree program and elaborates on key areas. In addition to the wealth of golf knowledge and individual receives during the course work, students are also provided with business and management skills that are beneficial to the career field. These business and management skills are also useful outside the golf career field, making graduates versatile and competitive in the job market.

One area that is important to prospective employers is the experience of graduates. While attending a golf school, students do not only obtain classroom knowledge in both business and the golf industry, but they are given hands-on experience as well. This important hands-on experience can be gained through a variety of different avenues. One way to gain the experience is by taking the classroom onto the golf course. Many professors will teach in the classroom and then take students to the actual golf course to reinforce what they previously taught. Another way to gain hands-on experience is by pursing an internship in the golf field. This will allow students to gain the experience necessary to make them successful once they do enter the career field and will also give students and idea of what the job is actually like.

Each of these aspects provided by a golf college makes for a well-rounded graduate entering into the golf industry. Classroom knowledge, business skills and hands-on experience are equally important in preparing students for a career in the golf field. With this solid foundation, a student will be prepared and ready for competition when it comes time to apply for jobs.
About the Author
Andy West is a writer for San Diego Golf Academy. To learn more about attending this prestigious golf college , please visit http://www.sdga.edu
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