San Antonio – On Monday, Oct. 19 the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) community welcomed over 120 guests for a ribbon cutting celebrating the official opening of the university's new professional golf management facility.
The 13,000 square foot facility located at 4234 Southeast Military Dr., is now home to UIW's H-E-B School of Business & Administration's Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program and the men's and women's NCAA Division I golf teams. The facility features four contemporary classrooms, offices, state of the art training facilities for the men and women's golf teams and a specially designed putting green for UIW.
"These new state-of-the-art classrooms provide the right type of teaching and learning environment that is required in today's interactive world," said PGM Director Brian Graybeal. "Studies show that environmental factors play a major role in the development of students. The PGM facility was designed with this in mind and it's represented in the dynamic structures of our classrooms."
UIW's new PGM Program is designed to prepare graduates to successfully integrate their education and training into the golf management industry. Students will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in Professional Golf Management.
“The PGM Program will develop our business students who are passionate about growing and improving the game and business of golf,” said Graybeal. “This new facility will give PGM students the resources they require to compete and succeed in the business world.”
Graybeal has been involved with the golf industry for 18 years including working in and managing golf events including the PGA Tour.