The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) H-E-B School of Business and Administration (HEBSBA) held a groundbreaking Dec. 3 for its new Professional Golf Management facility located at The Republic Golf Course.
The 13,000 square foot $3.5 million facility will be home to UIW’s Professional Golf Management Program (PGM) and the men’s and women’s NCAA Division I golf teams. The facility will feature four contemporary classrooms, offices, state-of-the-art training facilities for UIW’s golf teams, and a specially designed putting green.
The PGM 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 Republic Golf Course is currently the headquarters of Foresight Golf Management, who have partnered with the HEBSBA to develop the curriculum for the PGM Program. PGM Director Brian Graybeal has been involved with the golf industry for 18 years working in and managing golf events including the PGA Tour.
“This groundbreaking marked yet another moment in UIW’s history of being a catalyst for innovative education programs. This state-of-the-art facility will enable our students to develop their passion for building and improving the business of golf. We will combine key business fundamentals with the technical and hands-on expertise with our partners at Foresight Golf. We look forward to our graduates making immediate and positive impacts on the golf industry,” said Graybeal.