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    ok, i was randomly flicking through prospectuses and found a course called golf management studies...please sum1 enlighten me on this subject - someone can study this for 3 years and get a degree in it...why?!! anypne applied for weird subjects like this?!?!
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    maybe they like golf

    what is weird to one person can be completely normal to another

    :-)
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    (Original post by sassy_j)
    maybe they like golf

    what is weird to one person can be completely normal to another

    :-)
    erm, alot of people agreed with me tho that its a bit of a weird course, im just interested to find out why people wud wanna study it,
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    (Original post by kita)
    erm, alot of people agreed with me tho that its a bit of a weird course, im just interested to find out why people wud wanna study it,
    Studying any form of Management theory can't be a bad thing, this would just focus on a particular leisure field where the student has interests and would like to get involved in the leisure facililties management industry.
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    (Original post by kita)
    erm, alot of people agreed with me tho that its a bit of a weird course, im just interested to find out why people wud wanna study it,
    If you're a semi professional (or just a good) golfer and want to continue working in the business then it's obviously a good choice of course.

    The course requirements usually include a certain handicap that has to be achieved and the degree is no different to any other management degree - it's just includes specifics to the golf course industry...the same as a human resource management degree includes specifics to HR.

    Running a golf course is quite a specialist task and from what I hear some degrees in golf course management also are accredited by the PGA meaning that the industry sees the demand for good managers entering the industry and is trying to encourage developement.
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    Could it possibly be something like a study in becoming a Club Professional? We have that here in Australia. I don't know about university courses, but management and accounting are just two of the things a friend of mine had to do to get his job at the local greens teaching people. Other than that, perhaps they just have the force and wish to emerge triumphant in the ultimate battle between golf and cricket.
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    http://www.education.bham.ac.uk/prog...sport/golf.htm

    is what looks like the *best* golf management course - although some of the others are good just have less focus on the holistics of the job of managing a golf course.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    Other than that, perhaps they just have the force and wish to emerge triumphant in the ultimate battle between golf and cricket.
    errr... r u being serious? lol
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    What about:

    2 year full time Leather Studies (Saddlery)
    3 year full time Surf & Beach Management
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    (Original post by mikesgt2)
    What about:

    2 year full time Leather Studies (Saddlery)
    3 year full time Surf & Beach Management
    Hehe. Where !?
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    Hehe. Where !?
    Leather Studies at Walsall College of Arts and Technology
    Surf Management at Swansea Institute (you can do surf technology at Plymouth and Cornwall College)
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    (Original post by mikesgt2)
    Leather Studies at Walsall College of Arts and Technology
    Surf Management at Swansea Institute (you can do surf technology at Plymouth and Cornwall College)
    Top class institutions, highly respected seats of "learning"!
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    (Original post by mikesgt2)
    Surf Management at Swansea Institute

    What's wrong with that?!
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    (Original post by gwirion)
    What's wrong with that?!
    There is nothing wrong with surf management.

    What I have a problem with is that you get a honours degree. You can get an honours degree in History, Biology, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Theology, Philosophy etc... This may just be academic elitism, but I don't think surf management is comparable with the subjects mentioned above.
 
 
 
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