PGA Golf Management

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PGA Golf Management

The PGA Golf Management Program is challenging and multi-faceted in order to prepare its graduates for membership in the PGA of America and a long and successful professional career in the golf industry.

Why Study It?

The golf industry continues to generate billions in revenue in the United States and around the world, and working in the industry can be a dynamic, rewarding career.

Whether it is running a championship course, marketing for a world-class golf management company, teaching the perfect swing or managing a famous golf resort, golf professionals will be in demand in the coming decades. Especially golf professionals who excel in business.

Why Study PGA Golf Management at UCCS?

The UCCS PGA Golf Management Program provides the highly marketable combination of a PGA accredited golf management education with an AACSB (Association to Advance College Schools of Business) accredited business degree. These accreditations ensure your training, your professors and your fellow students are of the highest caliber.

Only eight programs in the world boast both a PGA and AACSB accreditation - qualifications employers will be excited to see on your resume.

Our Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.


Leighton Smith - PGA Program Director (Class of 2011), The First Tee of Pikes Peak - Colorado Springs, CO

"My time at UCCS in the PGAGM program not only prepared me for life as a PGA Professional, but it helped me discover my passion of golf instruction. I loved my time in the College of Business as well as the PGAGM program at UCCS and both played a major role in the career success I have had thus far. "

Examples of Coursework

  • Golf Operations
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Business Law
  • Advanced Golf Instruction
  • Food and Beverage Control
Chad Miller

Chad Miller, PGA


  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Marquette University 1998


Mr. Miller has been a Head Golf Professional, Teaching Professional and Director of Instruction in the golf industry for over 20 years. His passion for golf instruction has enabled him to teach over 10,000 golf lessons and custom club fittings as the Director of Instruction for GolfTec since 2007.


  • Membership in PGA of America since 2003
  • Certified PGA Professional in Teaching & CoachingPGA Certified Logo

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Colorado Section PGA Horton Smith Award Winner


Meet the rest of our PGA Golf Management Program team.