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Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)

RPTM 395B Participation in Golf Management (1-4) Practical individual involvement in selected golf operations in public, private, municipal, or military settings.

RPTM 395B Participation in Golf Management (1-4)

The primary objective of this course is to complete a 40-hour per week internship at an approved golf property. While on internship the student will complete assignments involving: turfgrass management, analysis of the golf swing, and pre-work in merchandising and inventory management.

Main topics include:
* Turfgrass Management: routine and non-routine maintenance, practices, traffic management, environmental issues, pest control, communications with superintendent.
* Analysis of the Golf Swing: video lessons, business plan for teaching, clubfitting systems.
* Merchandising and Inventory Management (pre-work): explore OTB practices, compare product lines, profile vendors, pricing methods, and evaluation of merchandise displays

This is a required course for RPTM majors in the Golf Management Option. The internship is not open to students in other majors.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: RPTM 295A ; 2.00 cumulative grade point average

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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