Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication, Department of


First Advisor

Dann E. Husmann

Date of this Version



Goetsch, B. (2017). A History of the PGA Golf Management. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


A THESIS Presented to the Faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of Requirements For the Degree of Master of Science, Major: Leadership Education, Under the Supervision of Professor Dann Husmann. Lincoln, Nebraska: April 2017


This thesis project is aimed at creating an account on the history of the PGA Golf Management program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Data on the history was gathered from publicly available sources and distilled from broader sources to create a comprehensive look into the history of a program that is now thirteen years old. Information was organized thematically looking at the overall context of the education of PGA Professionals, the start of the program, major events in the program’s history, people involved in the program, facilities utilized, technology utilized and a future vision for the program.

Advisor: Dann Husmann