New international scholarship at PGA IGI

The Australian PGA’s International Golf Institute (PGA IGI) has introduced a new international student scholarship opportunity with Griffith University for 2012.

Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor Michael Powell and Pro Vice Chancellor (International) Christopher Madden made the announcement at the PGA’s flagship event co-sanctioned with One Asia at the Australian PGA championships in Coolum.

PGA IGI New PGA IGI scholarship to debut in 2012

Griffith University has been the PGA of Australia’s preferred education provider since the program’s inception in 1993.

Since then the PGA of Australia through the PGA IGI has significantly developed its golf education curriculum and its relationship with Griffith University.

The link was further cemented recently with the PGA IGI’s win as an “Outstanding Pathway Provider” at the Queensland Education and Training International awards.

That pathway includes Australia’s only Diploma of Golf Management, Griffith’s Bachelor of Business majoring in (Sport Management) and the PGA’s ‘professional year’ within the PGA’s traineeship program.

“The Griffith Business School and Griffith International are extremely pleased to be able to provide the opportunity of undertaking tertiary education which will set the foundation for a successful career in the business and sporting industry,” Professor Powell said.

“We have been particularly impressed with the career opportunities that are developing through out the Australasian region when it comes the golf industry.

“The PGA of Australia’s brand and work thus far in China and through the new developmental tour One Asia is very exciting. We look forward to providing these opportunities on an ongoing basis and we thank the PGA IGI and the Australian PGA for supporting us in this initiative.”

PGA IGI Chief Executive Officer, Tracey Howley was understandably excited to be introducing the new scholarship.

“The PGA IGI is delighted to be involved with Griffith University and be a part of this initiative which will assist international applicants to develop their skills and benefit the global golf industry,” Howley said.

“The PGA and our PGA IGI have worked closely with Griffith International and the Griffith Business School to develop this scholarship and we’re very proud to be associated with this initiative.”

The scholarship will be used to fund four international students each year with 50 per cent of their tuition fees in years two and three of their study at Griffith University.