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post #55 of 57
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

The advantage of doing a true PGM thing is that you're a PGA member at the end. No such thing with a regular degree and "working your way up."

 

True, but I was saying that simply getting a regular degree and working your way up is a better alternative than going to a for-profit. I agree that attending a PGM university is a good idea, not refuting that.

post #56 of 57
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Originally Posted by exiteye View Post
 

Before you waste your money going to a scummy school like GAA or PGCC, ask to see what kinds of jobs the graduates are getting and how much money they make.

Why spend that much money to get a $15k a year job? You are nothing but a number to those companies. Yes, companies and not schools. They are businesses who report to shareholders who see you as dollar signs. Save the money and just get a job at a golf course. Go to a real college. 

 


I've wanted to make a comment similar to yours, but hesitated to.

The indoor place I mentioned when my son was 15, he had a nice "20 something" fella as an instructor, but was clueless about the finite elements of golf. His teaching ability was severely lacking and when I pointed out the problems to him, I got a blank stare.  I went to the owner of the place and he was all lip service.

 

Fast Forward to Summer 2013

My son interned at a local country club.  He was showing 8-12 year olds how to hold a club (I hesitate to say he was teaching a class).  He noticed someone off in a corner just watching.

As he walked away, the fella came up and asked "Aren't you the fella I had as a student  at XXXXXX"?  My son recognized him, "Oh yeah".

The fella apologized about how poorly he did and told him "Make sure you tell your Dad, I'm really sorry, that place is a joke".

 

He asked my son what he was doing, and my son told him he was in PGM.

The fella told my son he took the quick way and was sorry he did.  "Now looking back I can see I didn't get the education you're getting and I'm stuck".

post #57 of 57
Hello everyone,
I would like to know some information about the national university golf academy!
What do you think about this university, not in order to become a professional player but to study in this field.
How is the campus in Carlsbad?
Is it a good school?
Thanks
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