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College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
GMBA

GMBA 100 ORIENTATION GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT

This course provides students with an overview of the dynamics of the golf course industry. Students are exposed to all aspects of the golf course industry including career opportunities, educational requirements, internship opportunities, and industry expectations necessary for success. Guest speakers representing all aspects of the golf course industry are an integral part of this course.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0) Fall

GMBA 180 INTRODUCTION TO GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS/INTERNSHIP

This course introduces the student to proper golf course management techniques, including daily maintenance of turf areas, working in the pro shop and clubhouse. Students also learn expectations while working on a golf course and proper protocol. This course also provides the student with a unique technical educational experience by combining theoretical and hands-on-training. The course will be completed at a recognized internship site chosen in conjunction with the faculty advisor and student. A student must spend a minimum of 180 hours or 6 weeks at an internship site in order to satisfactorily complete this requirement.

Prerequisite: Majors only. Students must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

(3: 0, 30) Spring

GMBA 200 GOLF FUNDAMENTALS

This course provides students with the basics relating to golf swing, club selection, golfing strategies, and the rules of golf. Students are exposed to the skills needed to assist in teaching both individual and group lessons.

Prerequisite: PEDH 135 or permission of the instructor

(2: 1, 2) Spring

GMBA 300 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

This course deals with the managerial aspects of a golf course from the perspective of the manager or management team. Emphasis is on the identification of functions needing management, identification of outcomes required by owners or regulatory agencies, development of an appropriate managerial style, creation of a strategic organization plan, and implementation of a plan within a multifaceted organization. As a research project, students choose a hypothetical golf course of a particular size and location and develop the outline of a strategic plan that would serve as the guiding document for the management team.

Prerequisites: ACCT 110, CISY 110, COMM 100, and TURF 180

(3: 3, 0) Fall

GMBA 305 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT: SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

This course is designed to allow bachelor's students the opportunity to pursue and research topics that are related to Golf Course Management in more detail. The qualified student consults with the appropriate instructor prior to registering for this course to determine a mutually agreed upon research topic/project.

The student and designated instructor then develop strategies, goals and objectives, and methodology for completing the research project.

Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year status in B.B.A. Golf Course Management and permission of the instructor.

(3: 3, 0)

GMBA 310 ADVANCED GOLF COURSE OPERATIONS

This course deals with the managerial aspects of golf course operations as applied to budgeting, data collection, inventory, and record keeping. Emphasis is placed upon identifying the various data that are required, establishing appropriate methods of data collection, interpreting the data using statistical analysis, and reporting the results in a suitable format. The use of computer application software will be applied to any tasks for which it is available. Students will synthesize the course content by preparing and presenting a report that deals with one of the major budgeting or reporting items. This course is offered during the first half of the spring semester in order to accommodate a 15-week, spring-summer internship. As a result, weekly contact hours will be double that for a full semester course.

Prerequisites: GMBA 300, ACCT 110, and COMM 300 or COMM 310

(3: 3, 0) Spring (Session A)

GMBA 320 GOLF COURSE GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC RELATIONS

This course identifies the various public agencies and other interest groups that impact upon golf course management, and explores the different strategies for dealing with each group. Examples are customers, members, tour groups, vendors, DEC, service providers, neighbors, OSHA, fire marshals, Dept. of Health, contractors, consultants, and media outlets. Students develop communication strategies and techniques that facilitate interaction with the agency or group. Case studies and role playing exercises are used to help students develop effective methods of interaction. The course is offered during the first half of the spring semester in order to accommodate a 15-week, spring-summer internship. As a result, weekly contact hours are double that of a full-semester course.

Prerequisites: GMBA 300, GOVT 120, GOVT 300, and COMM 300 or COMM 310

(3: 3, 0) Spring (Session A)

GMBA 330 GOLF SHOP MANAGEMENT

This is a course of study dealing with the operations and management of the golf/pro shop. Topics include methods of merchandising, golf club design and fitting, scheduling of golf play, implementing course regulations, time management, and personnel management. Students apply their acquired skills in an actual golf shop environment at the College Golf Course. Students are involved in analyzing the needs of customers in order to recommend clubs and equipment. They develop and maintain weekly schedules of golf play. They are involved in making decisions concerning special course regulations. They also develop a personal procedure manual for each of the golf shop functions.

Prerequisites: ACCT 110, BUSI 310, and GMBA 300 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) Fall

GMBA 350 GOLF AND TOURNAMENT ORGANIZATION

This course deals with methods of facilitating the playing of golf. Special emphasis is placed on the implementation and organization required to successfully administer daily operations in coordination with tournament operations. Needs and issues concerning specific facilities and tournament types are addressed. Students are required to plan a tournament from conception to completion. Small groups of students administer parts of an actual tournament.

Prerequisites: GMBA 300, TURF 180, and COMM 300 or COMM 310

(3: 2, 2) Fall and spring (when demand warrants)

GMBA 360 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP, CLUB HOUSE MANAGER

GMBA 362 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP, SUPERINTENDENT

GMBA 364 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP, GOLF PROFESSIONAL

This course represents the major internship activity for students in the B.B.A. Golf Course Management program. Students choose among GMBA 360, GMBA 362, and GMBA 364 depending upon whether their career goal is Club Manager, Superintendent, or Golf Professional. The internship takes place during the spring and summer of the senior year. Students enroll in the internship as part of their spring semester course load. Two other spring semester courses have been designed as eight-weeks in length to allow interns to depart for their internship in mid-March. Total time of the internship is 15 weeks. Internship sites are available regionally, nationally, and internationally. A detailed daily log, an extensive summary report, and a seminar presentation are required. A faculty supervisor from the College will visit the intern at the site once during the internship period. The designated golf course cooperator will guide the intern through a pre-determined set of goals and objectives.

Prerequisites: GMBA 300, TURF180, COMM 300 or COMM 310, and good academic standing in the B.B.A. Golf Course Management program with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Co-requisites: GMBA 310 and GMBA 320

(15: 0, 40)

GMBA 370 GOLF EDUCATION AND COACHING

This course is devoted to the methods and techniques of teaching the game of golf with emphasis on teaching the proper techniques for hitting the golf ball. Topics covered in the course include teaching techniques, training techniques, motivational strategies, teaching to different age groups, recording student progress, and the use of video and other visual teaching tools.

Prerequisites: GMBA 200 and permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) Fall

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