Jeff Adkerson, director of MSU’s PGA Golf Management program, has completed the requirements to become a Professional Golfers’ Association Master Professional in Golf Operations. The MSU alumnus is one of approximately 350 people to earn the distinction since the PGA Master Professional program’s inception in 1969. It is the organization’s highest designation.
Adkerson joined the MSU College of Business’ PGA Golf Management program in 2003 and became the program’s director in 2007. He graduated from the PGA Golf Management program in 1999 and received an MBA from MSU in 2005. He is president of the Gulf States PGA and was named Mississippi Golf Professional of the Year in 2009 and 2011.
To receive the Master Professional designation, golf professionals must have at least eight years as a PGA member, must be certified by the PGA in their area of mastery and complete a written project, among other requirements.