Nolan Hesko, Campbell University, Professional Golf Management, Student Association President, had the distinct opportunity to represent Campbell University and the PGM program at this year’s PGA Annual Meeting.
This year was the 106th annual meeting; It brought many PGA Professionals to Phoenix, Arizona in early November.
The meeting consisted of an awards ceremony, discussion of current trends in the golf industry, and how to attract and retain talent in the PGA. It was a great networking opportunity for PGA Professionals, as well as a learning opportunity for PGA students.
Nolan was able to connect with other PGM university program student presidents and leaders, learn new ways to promote, grow, and increase communication of the benefits of becoming a PGA Professional, and he was able to have lunch with past PGA Presidents and engage in conversations with the CEO of the PGA, Seth Waugh.
A few current topics discussed in the meeting were: Conversations from PGA Past Presidents, How to Recruit and Retain, PGA LEAD and the importance of future leadership, Legislative Advocacy, Deferred Compensation and Utilizing PGA programs. Each session taught and helped to guide future golf professionals to success in their corner of the golf industry.
Overall, it was a great experience meeting and connecting, as well as learning, from some of the best golf professionals in the nation.