A golfer at a driving range.

PGA Golf Management Program News

The PGA golf management program is one of only 18 PGA-accredited college programs in the U.S. and offers a unique opportunity to learn in Las Vegas—one of the top golf cities in the nation and home to nearly 50 notable courses. Students receive hands-on training through classroom instruction, practical internship experience, community service, and other career development opportunities.

Current Golf Management News

Josh Hawkins, UNLV
Campus News |

News highlights featuring UNLV students and staff who made (refreshing) waves in the headlines.

Students practice their putting.
Research |

A unique partnership and research facility is evolving the game of golf.

man posing in golf shop
People |

The PGA Golf Management program coordinator carves out a unique path in academia.


Professor Nancy Lough standing in front of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas
People |

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

Ryan Livermore stands in a Topgolf hitting bay
People |

Professional Golf Management alumnus Ryan Livermore found the perfect balance of golf and hospitality at Topgolf.

Samuel Masters uses a length of rope to measure out a distance on artificial grass.
Athletics |

With the cutting-edge tech of its biomechanics lab, UNLV's PGA Golf Management program is harvesting vital data for golf research.

Golf Management In The News

Associated Press

A golf bag may not seem like it’s integral to a great game, but there are many ways it can help make golfing more enjoyable. Different golf bags have special features like attached stands, weatherproof material and even extra pockets. In short, there’s a lot more to consider than the number of clubs and balls it can hold on the course. Here, you’ll find our picks for the best golf bags available.

The Savannah Tribune

PGA REACH has awarded scholarships to 10 students through the PGA WORKS Golf Management University Scholarship Program for the 2021-2022 academic school year.


University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) PGA Golf Management University Program Director Dr. Christopher Cain, PGA, has earned the prestigious PGA Master Professional status, the highest educational designation that can be obtained by a PGA Member. Cain achieved his PGA Master Professional designation in Executive Management.

Study International News

It’s great to have a job, but it’s even better when it’s a career built around your calling.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Flashback about a decade ago to the dark days during the recession. The powers that be at UNLV were faced with difficult decisions, among them, what curriculums needed to be slashed to balance the budget.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Hardly a week goes by on the PGA Tour without a former UNLV golfer showing up on the leaderboard. Last week at The Barclays it was Adam Scott, Ryan Moore and Charley Hoffman each finishing in the top 13.

Recent Golf Management Accomplishments

Christopher Cain (Hospitality) joins his co-authors, and alumni of the College of Hospitality, Gary Deel and Lisa Cain in their recent publication within ROBONOMICS: The Journal of the Automated Economy. The viewpoint discusses a timely and important issue by examining the ethical implications toward our use of and engagement with artificial…
Christopher Cain (Hospitality) was a panel presenter at the 3rd Annual UNLV Sports Innovation Research Summit held on April 12 at UFC Apex, Las Vegas. His presentation focused on how to create an environment where innovation flourishes through invitation, inspiration, and perspiration. In addition, Cain's team from the Harrah College of…
Christopher Cain (Hospitality) has authored a book titled, Golf's Rebirth: Rapidly Evolving Applications in Hospitality and Sport Management. The book provides a holistic view of the science and art of managing the golf enterprise — identifying the soft skills, such as leadership, customer service, marketing, etc, necessary to…
Christopher Cain and James Busser (both Hospitality), together with Lisa Cain, ’15 Ph.D. in Hospitality Administration, are authors of “An exploratory assessment of callings: The importance of specialization” published in the International Hospitality Review. The study sought to understand how having a calling influenced engagement, work-life…
Brian Jones (Hospitality) of the UNLV PGA golf management program recently received a PGA Professional Development Award from the Southwest PGA. The award is presented to a PGA professional who has made significant leadership contributions in education.
Christopher Cain (PGA Management Program) successfully completed the Professional Golfers' Association's (PGA) highest level of education — the PGA master professional in executive management. The PGA master professional program was established in 1969 to recognize PGA professionals who make a significant effort to improve themselves as golf…