Yes, this is my first post.
I was searching the web regarding PGM job placement, came across this thread and decided to comment.
This is more for the parents reading this.
My son is a PGM sophomore at a PGA accredited university. The program is long, but along with his Class A card he will also have a B.S. degree.
He's talked about golf as a career since he was 12. As a sophomore in high school he started talking about going the quick way, one of the "golf" academies. I told him I would not go along with the quick way, I wanted him to have a degree to fall back on.
After finals this week, he admited that although the process is not quick, he's definitely glad he's taking the time (and my $$ ha-ha) to do the 4.5 year university route and earn a degree as well.
As a father I would also comment I can see he's maturing, taking complete responsibility and becoming an adult. I feel the college environment is responsible for that (he's 1,200 miles away). I'd question if the golf academies would have that kind of influence let alone even care.
Good Luck and Hit 'Em Straight