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First Assistant Golf Professional

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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First Assistant Golf Professional

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Job Title:
First Assistant Golf Professional

Job Family:

Full time

Compensation Grade:

Pay Type:

Golf Course

Job Summary:
The 1st Assistant Golf Professional assists the Head Golf Professional in the management of day-to-day golf operations of the facility. The position is responsible to supervise and manage total golf operations in the absence of the Head Golf Professional. All duties of the position shall be performed with a commitment to the highest level of customer service and total satisfaction of all customers.

Job Description:

Responsibilities - include but are not limited to:

Assist with golfer check-in and fee collection; control and manage play Assist with all opening and closing procedures Assist in managing facility tournament operations including weekly events Assist in tournament operations and weekly events including planning, pre-tournament contracts, post- tournament billing, promotion, course set-up, preparation, scoring, prize distribution, and follow up Conduct individual lessons and group clinics Assist with men's, women's, and junior golf events and programs Assist in Player Development programs using PGA tools and resources Assist with management of outside service staff to ensure the highest quality of customer service is achieved Assist in managing golf car operation, and practice facility Provide club repair and club fitting services to customers Directly responsible for timely and consistently maintaining the club's USGA Handicap System Assist in the inventory control of hard goods, soft goods, and special orders including: ordering procedures, receiving procedures, inputting into point of sale, pricing procedures, display, and sales Play golf with a variety of customers in competitive and non-competitive situations Assist in planning and budgeting for the golf operations Conduct oneself in a professional manner and maintain a professional image at all times Assist with the administration of applicable staff via recordkeeping, work schedules, etc. in accordance with facility human resource policies Assist in coordinating golf activities with other departments Remain up-to-date on customer relationship management tactics and strategies Utilize the resources of PGA player development programs such as Get Golf Ready, PGA Sports Academy, Tee it Forward and others Maintain and promote a positive professional image within the community Attend conferences, workshops, meetings, and trade shows to keep abreast of marketing and business trends Maintain a credible golf game and remain current on teaching innovations


Daily contact with members of own work unit, customers visiting the facility, and the Head Golf Professional, to coordinate, problem solve, and successfully manage the daily operations at the course.

Responsibilities for Final Decisions:

Direct Supervision of 9-12 employees.

Tasks involve following procedures and addressing issues that may arise on the golf course. Work may at times involve non-routine/diverse work not defined in procedures.

Reports To: Head Golf Professional

Work is performed within the framework of the policy/procedures for the golf shop.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Maintain PGA of America membership in good standing in an active classification

Actively pursue PGA membership (if a PGA Apprentice) in a timely manner through the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGA PGM) program

Fundamental knowledge of the game of golf, rules of golf, golf facility operations and tournament operations

Fundamental supervisory practices and principles

Act as a role model for all employees by demonstrating the behavior and work ethic expected of all employees

Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills

Self-motivated with desire to promote and market

Service and customer focused attitude

Experienced in written and oral business communications

Experienced computer user including; Microsoft Word and Excel. Proficient in other applications, i.e. email, internet, tournament and database

Education Requirements:

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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