An Empowering Day to Find a Career in Golf for Alabama, Florida Students

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An Empowering Day for Alabama, Florida Students to Find a Golf Career

By Dylan Gladney
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The PGA Show is a unique opportunity for the industry to network and instill excitement about the game.
However, theres been an increasing need to focus on those who will shape the game’s future. At the 2023 PGA Show, that came in the form of Career Exploration Day, a recruiting and awareness event hosted by PGA of America Career Services emphasizing golf’s many career opportunities.
“I had the opportunity to officially welcome the attendees to the event and it was immediately evident how bright the future was for the industry, says Keith Soriano, a PGA Regional Director for the PGA of America. We must continue to commit to efforts focused on introducing career opportunities to students.”

It was a wonderful experience to hear from industry leaders about golf opportunities at the PGA Show a few days ago. ❤️#TBT

— PGA WORKS (@PGAWORKS) February 9, 2023

Led by Recruiting & Member Engagement Specialists Kate Drimel, PGA, Dylan Gladney, Matt Hiner, Caleb Hung, PGA, Leila Mackie, PGA, and Morgan Williamson, PGA, attendees from various parts of Florida, and even parts of Alabama had a memorable experience at Career Exploration Day. The group met with PGA Professionals and industry leaders, received one-on-1 time with employers at the PGA Show Career Zone, and toured PGA Show Floor to see the latest innovations in golf.
65 students from diverse backgrounds discovered through Career Exploration Day, that golf could be their passion, just as the PGA Show attendees.

A Career Exploration Day participant listens to a panel discussion about working in golf.
“This year’s Career Exploration Day showed me how valuable representation is within the game of golf, notes Destany Hall, the Georgia PGA Sections Paul Millsap PGA WORKS Fellow. It was amazing to see women leaders using their voice and businesses to express themselves. I am even more excited about the next step for me as a professional.”
Sparking lifelong interest and passion is what the PGA Career Services Team, namely the Recruiting & Member Engagement Specialists, has been charged to do. The team aims to be a professional bridge builder to help students access the $84billion golf industry with more than 2 million career options. 

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