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PGA Scholarship Training Programme

PGA Scholarship Training Programme

PGA Scholarship Training Programme


We are delighted to announce our new and exciting PGA Scholarship Training programme to suitable candidates nationally and internationally. 

Who we are?

We are the largest golf retail operation nationally with over 20 stores. McGuirk’s Golf was founded by PGA honorary life member John McGuirk in 1963 and is led by PGA Professional Michael McGuirk MD together with his senior management team of PGA Professionals. 

Our Mission

We are on a mission to deliver our expertise in golf to our customers and to use our education and training to help our customers to make the right equipment choices, help them play better golf and enjoy their games even more! 

Our plans

Our exciting new plans to grow the company even further involve the recruitment and help of PGA members and trainees.

If you are an energetic and ambitious individual who is either fresh out of school or college and has a passion for golf, we are ready to get your career on fast track in a high growth business environment. If you are a quick learner, you like interacting with people and helping others is a natural impulse, McGuirk’s place a high value on these skills and would like to talk to you now.

Training Experience

Because of the breath of our business, we have positions in:

  • Club fitting & equipment technology
  • Store/warehouse management
  • In store retail sales & customer service experience
  • Stock taking & stock management
  • Warehouse management
  • Marketing
  • Purchasing
  • Online retail
  • Golf Coaching training & experience
  • Sports Science & Fitness experts
  • Senior Management
Join the McGuirk’s Team

Here are some of the company benefits.       

  • Competitive Annual salary with sales bonuses
  • 100% of PGA training fees to be paid by McGuirk’s Golf
  • Apparel & footwear teamwear allocation
  • Club & ball deal allocation
  • PGA Mentor to support your training
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Extensive training in all business aspects
  • Career progress ladder 
Next steps

We are currently taking applicants for the 2024 PGA Scholarship training programme so get in touch now. Call us on +353860121880 Or email us at

Training course information

Check out the what you need to know about the course here

Check out training fees of course here (100% contribution by McGuirks Golf)

Check out entry criteria here

Check out program video here

 Training Programme Information

This is a 3year foundation degree course through the PGA and the university of Birmingham via distance learning.

The PGA Training Programme is made up of a formal educational qualification.

The Foundation Degree in Professional Golf Studies (FdSc), accredited by the University of Birmingham or the Professional Golf PGA Diploma in Higher Education (DipHE), accredited by the University of the Highlands and Islands.

There are a number of other specific requirements that are separate from the Training Programme but are integral to the course as a whole. Once all the modules have been passed and the additional prerequisites met,

Trainees are able to apply for membership of the Professional Golfers’ Association, the oldest PGA and one of the most exclusive professional organisations in the world. This training programme is therefore unique.

The Foundation Degree began in 2004/05, it has been continually modified and updated to ensure graduates receive a programme that is current and meets the needs of the golf industry for the coming decade.


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