Accomplishments: PGA Golf Management Program

July 7, 2021
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…
February 2, 2021
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.
September 22, 2020
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…
January 8, 2020
Kendall Murphy (Hospitality) of the UNLV PGA golf management program recently was named Golf Professional of the Year by the Southern Nevada Chapter of the PGA. This marks the second consecutive year Murphy has received this honor.
November 22, 2019
Chris Cain (Golf Management) has been named the 2019 winner of the Horton Smith Award given by the Southwest PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America). Presented annually, the award recognizes a PGA professional who serves as a model educator to other PGA golf professionals. The Southwest PGA section represents Arizona and Southern Nevada…
January 17, 2019
Christopher Cain and Kendall Murphy (both Hospitality) recently were honored by the Southern Nevada chapter of the PGA. Cain received a Lifetime Achievement Award, while Murphy was named Golf Professional of the Year. Cain and Murphy head the PGA golf management program at the Harrah College of Hospitality. The program is one of only 18…