Staff

Rich BallingerRichard Ballinger, PGA, MBA

The Sam Houston State University PGA Golf Management Program is supervised by the Director, Richard Ballinger.  Richard is a PGA Master Professional and has served as the Director of the program since program inception in February of 2005.  Richard is a 1994 graduate of the Ferris State University PGA Golf Management program, where he earned a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in Professional Golf Management.  Richard also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Sam Houston State University in 2008.  For almost 2 years, prior to employment at Sam Houston State University, Richard was the Internship Director for the Coastal Carolina University PGA Golf Management program.  Before his tenure at Coastal Carolina University, Richard worked for the Glens Group in South Carolina for 9 years where he was charged opening two of their facilities while serving as the Head Golf Professional.     

PGA Education, Awards, and Committees

  • Elected to PGA Membership on July 1, 1996
  • PGA Certified Professional in General Management- March, 2010
  • PGA Certified Professional in Golf Operations- January, 2011
  • PGA Master Professional – June, 2011 – One of only 13 in the state of Texas
  • Southern Texas PGA Horton Smith Award for outstanding educational contributions – 2008
  • PGA of America National Apprentice Task Force
  • PGA of America National PGA/PGM Task Force
  • Member of PGA of America’s PGA Golf Management University Accreditation and Evaluation Team
  • President of the PGA Golf Management Educators Association (PGMEA)
  • STPGA Horton Smith Award - 2012
  • PGA of America Adjunct Faculty - PGA Master Professional Program (MPP 2.0)

Box 2056
Huntsville, TX 77341-2056

ballinger@shsu.edu
(936) 294-4810

 

 

Brad Myers, PGA, MBABrad Myers

Since November of 2009, Brad Myers has served as the Internship Coordinator of the Sam Houston State PGA Golf Management Program. Brad has been Certified by the PGA of America in four of the six available disciplines. Brad is a 1994 graduate of the New Mexico State University PGA Golf Management program, where he earned a B.S. in Marketing with a Minor in Professional Golf Management. Brad obtained his Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Human Resources from Sam Houston State University. Brad bring multiple management experiences to the Sam Houston State University Staff having managed multiple high-end, high-volume facilities which included private, public/daily fee and resort facilities. Some of these facilities include the TPC at Sawgrass, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center and Country Club as well as Shadow Wood Country Club.

PGA Education, Awards, and Committees

  • Elected to PGA Membership on November 1, 1996
  • Awarded Top 100 Golf Shop in America by Golf Shop Operations as the Head Golf Professional while at The Woodlands Conference Center, Resort – 1998
  • 1 of 30 employees selected by The Woodlands Development Company to author, develop and implement the employee training program, “Passport to Success,” to 800+ employees   - 2000
  • Southern Texas PGA Scholarship Committee - 2005
  • Southern Texas PGA Eastern Chapter Junior Golf Leader Award for outstanding contributions to promoting Junior Golf – 2005
  • Awarded Manager of the Year by The Woodlands Development Company – 2005
  • Selected by Bonita Bay Group’s Human Resources Staff as a Mentor to assist entry level managers with career and personal goals. - 2006
  • PGA Certified Professional in Golf Operations - January, 2007
  • PGA Certified Professional in Retail- January, 2007
  • PGA Certified Professional in General Management – June, 2007
  • PGA Certified Professional in Golf Instruction- May, 2011

Box 2056
Huntsville, TX 77341-2056
bradm@shsu.edu
(936) 294-4810


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