Golf is more than just a game. In Canada, golf is a $15 billion industry that accounts for over 300,000 jobs. Careers in the golf industry include operating and managing golf facilities, event management, teaching and training, golf equipment sales and custom fitting, travel and tourism, marketing, sales, retail, and catering, just to name a few.
Humber’s Business Administration – Professional Golf Management advanced diploma program provides a solid foundation of transferable business skills in accounting, communications, computer applications, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, law, marketing, management, mathematics, statistics and business strategy. Then it adds industry-specific skills and knowledge you will need to start your career in this dynamic industry including courses in golf operations, principles of golf, turf management, golf course design, bar and restaurant operations, retail management, and tournament operations and event planning.
Our students have access to our world-class Golf Lab facility, including three golf simulator bays, putting green, golf club build and repair shop, and proshop. Within this facility, our students will gain hands-on experience with the latest golf technology, software and equipment. They will also receive golf coaching, club fitting and swing analysis from our team of PGA of Canada members.
At Humber, you will learn from the pros – leaders in the golf industry who are keen to share their knowledge and skill to educate and inspire you. Our program is taught by recognized professionals, including Bob Beauchemin – former PGA touring pro, former Canadian Tour Commissioner and National Post top 50 golf instructor in Canada. Our advisory committee is comprised of top golf industry professionals who review our program to keep it on the cutting edge.
Students in our program enjoy a 100% work placement rate. Our program runs annually on a 6-month in-class/6-month paid work placement schedule - the only one of this kind in Canada, and a key differentiating factor from other programs. Your ability to work two 6-month paid work terms will make you an asset among employers, who are seeking talented professional golf managers. Work placements combine the knowledge and skills you develop in the classroom with practical experience you will gain during your paid work placement.
Humber is actively involved in the golf industry and maintains a large network with the best employers.
The Humber Advantage
Reasons to Choose Humber
100% job placement for internships over the past 20 years
Two 6-month paid co-op terms
A recognized PGA of Canada Program with pathway to complete Class “A” Designation
World-class, on-campus golf lab training facility, equipped with a Trackman Simulator, GC QUAD Simulator, HD Golf Simulator, Pro Shop Retail area, Golf Club workshop room and a 2000-square-foot putting green
Opportunity to be part of one of Canada’s top varsity golf teams (most National titles)
An opportunity to turn your diploma into a degree at Humber and Guelph-Humber
Condensed school year tailored to the golfing season
Scholarships, bursaries, and awards specific to our program
Highly qualified faculty including six PGA of Canada Class “A” members
Free playing privileges at local golf facilities
Free golf lessons from PGA of Canada golf professionals
High quality work placements throughout Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom
Annual Golf Industry Job Fair
Field trips and guest speakers
Annual Alumni Golf and Hockey Tournament
International network over 600 graduates
Alumni across Canada, US and UK
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
PGA of Canada
The Professional Golf Management program at Humber College is a Recognized PGA of Canada program.
As a recognized partner program of the PGA of Canada, Humber Professional Golf Management graduates (who are PGA of Canada Members) will achieve Class “A” status with the successful completion of Instructor of Beginner Golfers Workshop and Evaluation. *Subject to 70% grade or higher in the identified courses outlined in the Policies and Procedures of the PGA of Canada Training Academy.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Regardless of your level of golf ability, we will help you lower your handicap and improve your golf skills. We have developed an extensive Player Development Program for our students, which is delivered in our on-campus world-class golf lab facility.
“Becoming a PGA of Canada Head Golf Professional has been my career goal since I started playing golf. Attending the Professional Golf Management program at Humber provided me with beneficial education, tremendous practical elements and an incomparable network within the golf business.” - Todd McGrath, Head Golf Professional, Thornhill Golf & Country Club
The Humber Experience
In Canada there are more than 2,500 golf facilities that create over 300,000 jobs and contributed $14.3 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product in 2014 (NAGA 2014 Economic Impact Study of Golf in Canada).
Watch video learn about the Professional Golf Management program from students and faculty.
Watch video showing Humber students teaching kids how to golf on an off-campus field trip.
Your deep understanding of both the sport and the business side of the game will make you an asset among employers who are seeking talented professional golf managers. Begin your career path towards managing a golf course, pro shop or golf course facility, directing tournaments and special events, becoming a teaching professional, or becoming a retail sales agent or manager with a golf equipment and apparel manufacturer.
We are conveniently located close to many of Canada’s top golf course facilities including Glen Abbey Golf Club, The National Golf Club of Canada, and St. George’s Golf and Country Club. These top facilities, along with many others across Canada, will seek your expertise and provide you with excellent employment opportunities. Employers of this program include more than 800 Ontario golf facilities.
Scholarships & Awards
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
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On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.