Since our first graduating class in 2010, the SHSU PGA Golf Management Alumni have been quick to make their mark on the golf industry, placing themselves in traditional golf professional roles at top facilites in multiple PGA Sections. In addition, others have found positions as sales representatives and working in PGA Section offices.
Although the majority of our graduates do go onto traditional professional positions, we welcome you to inquire about our alumni and find out about the various career opportunities for PGA Golf Management graduates.
Alumnus Spotlight - Kevin Jack
Kevin Jack grew up in Arlington, Texas where he completed a successful junior golf career highlighted with a second place finish in the state high school championship. Kevin then decided to pursue golf as his career and enrolled in the second class of the SHSU PGA Golf Management program in the fall of 2006.
During his time at SHSU, Kevin revealed himself as one of the best students in the program. Kevin graduated with a near 3.3 grade point average and was very involved while at Sam Houston State University. Kevin was a College of Business Administration Ambassador, was selected to represent the program at the PGA Merchandise Show, participated in the Heritage Cup, as well as secured a spot on the Jones Cup team.
Kevin completed internships at TPC Sawgrass, Valencia Country Club in California, University of Texas Golf Club, and Dallas National Golf Club. These internships furthered Kevin’s desire to make golf his career and upon graduation Kevin was able to secure a position at Champions Golf Club in Houston.Since arriving at Champions Golf Club in 2011, Kevin has already been promoted. Kevin is now the Buyer/Shop Manager/Assistant Golf Professional with a wide range of responsibilities.
Kevin is a very proud graduate of the SHSU PGA Golf Management Program and says that he would not be in the position he is in without the program. Kevin feels that the internships and the networking are two aspects that have greatly helped him in his career. He also values the lifelong relationships he now has with his classmates and the program staff. Congratulations Kevin on a great start to your career and the recent announcement of your engagement to another Bearkat, Alyson Muncy!
Austin Anderson, '12
Austin has taken a job in his family business as Marketing Director for Sports Clips Northern Colorado.
Kyle Emerson, '12
Kyle has already secured employment as an Assistant Golf Professional at Oak Tree County Club in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Barney Lunsford, '12
Barney plans on remaining in the Houston area as the Assistant Golf Professional at The Houstonian.
Jameson Kahlich, '12
Jameson has accepted the position of Assistant Golf Professional at The Club at Pradera in the Denver, Colorado area.