The ISGM PGA Diploma is a 3-year programme, is the internationally recognised qualification for the golf industry, registered with SAQA at NQF level 5.
The ISGM PGA Diploma aims to provide students with the best knowledge to advance their skills in business, management and for the game of golf. The program offers students access to a number of golf’s leaders and students will have access to the latest practice methods, information and technology available in the golf industry.
The program discusses the best management practices and latest trends that are implemented as part of a professional’s every day role in the golf industry, and the programs rigorous practical hours (including coaching) ensure graduates are guaranteed to enter the industry with a competitive advantage over graduates from other institutions.
Students on the program receive intensive training for their golf performance and towards a career in the golf industry and have the choice between a professional playing career and a career within golf such as coaching or golf club management.
Components of the Diploma
Students receive top performance training from the ISGM coaching team, using the PGA’s TOTAL GOLF Coaching System. Skills training and technical coaching comes in the form of both individual and group sessions. Group mental sessions are conducted and individual sessions are available at additional cost.
Fitness training is provided at our on-site fitness centre where students golf-fitness levels are assessed each cycle using the Titleist Performance Institute’s screening methods. Each student receives individual fitness training programs based on these results.
ISGM PGA students train at first class facilities. The campus is situated at Avalon Golf Estate, Bois Sec, Bois Cheri, Mauritius.
Students play a full tournament schedule at top-rated golf courses across Mauritius. They will become members of Avalon Golf Estate and receive unlimited rounds of golf.
An Order of Merit is formed from the regular 18, 36 & 72-hole tournaments. All vital statistics are recorded and used to form the student’s development process and a matchplay championship is also held throughout the year.
Prizes are awarded for the leading players on the Order of Merit.
Our leading academics and golf experts mentor students in each of the PGA academic subjects:
Leadership, Management & Marketing
Personal Career Development
Introduction to Coaching
Anatomy & Physiology
Nutrition & Health
Principles of Biomechanics
Training & Fitness for Golf
Rules of Golf
Course design & maintenance
The learning process includes an intensive practical element to compliment the theory.
Work placement programs in the golf industry are arranged throughout the 3 years of study, giving the students a wide range of practical experience in areas such as retail and golf club management.