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Original Author: MTAS
Date of Material: 09/25/2002

Parks and recreation--Facilities--Golf courses
Parks and recreation--Personnel

Assistant Golf Pro

Reviewed Date: 06/01/2021
Job description for the position of Assistant Golf Pro.



This position is under the administrative direction of the Director of Golf / Head Professional. The employee is responsible for assisting in the efficient management and operation of the municipal golf course and the promotion of interest in the sport and use of the golf course, including providing professional instruction to golfers. The work is performed in conformance with policies of the city, but independent judgement and initiative must be exercised in the technical and professional details of the operation.


The employee will operate a computer, typewriter, fax machine, ten key calculator, copier and other modern office equipment.
The employee works indoors and out-of-doors and may be exposed to tobacco smoke, fumes and chemicals, toxic substances, noise, heavy lifting, sharp tools, extreme weather conditions, and machinery with moving parts.
The employee may be required to lift objects weighing more than 25 pounds.
Intermittently sitting, standing, stooping and walking is required.


Assists in Management and operation of the golf course in general and assists the Director of Golf in assuring the course and facilities are ready for use on a day to day basis.
Assists Director of Golf with the purchasing of merchandise for the Pro Shop (especially special order merchandise), Concession Stand, and materials and equipment for the golf course.
Keeps display areas stocked and clean in the golf pro shop and sells merchandise and conducts daily business sales and accounting for cash at registers in the pro shop and concession stand.
Opens and closes pro shop and club house daily.
Supervises range and cart operations.
Assists and supervises subordinates in maintaining the club house, scheduling and controlling tee times and starting players, including taking tee times and preparing tee sheets.
Assists in conducting and supervising special tournaments, youth programs and other programs designed to increase the public interest and participation in golf.
Assists in conducting group and individual golf lessons and clinics.
Assists in Directing all play on the municipal golf course and instructs guests in course rules.
Responsible for accounting for collection of green, locker and other fees, including making bank deposits and getting change.
Assists in preparing financial and other reports regarding the operation of the golf course and related facilities.
Promotes the sale of athletic goods and services.
Maintains computer system for golf course and facilities operations.


Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.


Knowledge of golf course management and operation practices and procedures.
Professional knowledge of the standards techniques of playing and teaching golf and of golf terminology and etiquette.
Knowledge of golf-related concessions, equipment merchandising, maintenance of course and related facilities.
Knowledge of equipment necessary to maintain and efficiently operate a golf course and related facilities.
Knowledge of office procedures, methods and equipment with particular reference to receiving and accounting for the receipt of cash.
Knowledge in the operation of validating machines, cash registers, calculators and other common office machines.
Knowledge of, and the ability to use, business telephone manners and techniques.
Ability to evaluate market trends in golf related sports wear and equipment and the trend relation to the course's customers.
Ability to give golf instructions to the general public, individuals and groups.
Ability to enforce golf course and facilities rules and regulations firmly, tactfully and impartially.
Ability to take oral and written instructions.
Ability to give oral and written instructions and to supervise subordinates in golf course and facilities operations.
Ability to take supply inventory and make appropriate purchases and reports.
Ability to guide and train others and to direct work through other supervisors.
Ability to exercise good judgement in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.


Graduation from a four year college or university of recognized standing with a public or business administration degree with major course work in the parks and recreation field.
Some experience as a golf instructor and experience in operating a business at a supervisory level is desired.
Possession of a valid membership and apprentice designation in the Professional Golfers Association required. Work toward Class A certification is desired.