Career Consultant Mike Mueller, PGA
Is Your Career Connection!


"The opportunity to serve the members of the Carolinas PGA as your Career Consultant is a dream come true. I look forward to working with my fellow Professionals every day and helping you achieve your career goals."

Mueller is nearly a 20-year veteran of the golf industry. He began his career in the Carolinas at Bryan Park Golf Course, after earning a Bachelor’s of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Master's of Science in Counseling and Educational Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He was also an Assistant Professional at Atlanta Country Club in Marietta, Georgia, where he won the Acushnet Apprentice Scholarship. Later, he became General Manager and Head Professional at Kirksville (Missouri) Country Club.

He also concurrently served as Director of Instruction at The National Golf Club of Kansas City (Missouri); Head Coach for the Women's Golf Team at Park University; and as the Owner of an indoor golf instruction and practice facility. During that time, he coached an NAIA All-American, was named a U.S. Kids Golf Honorable Mention Instructor, and was nominated for the Midwest PGA Junior Golf Leader Award.

Mueller then returned to North Carolina and was most recently the Head Golf Professional at The Club at 12 Oaks in Holly Springs, where he helped the club achieve significant membership growth during his four-year tenure. He was previously nominated for the Carolinas PGA Merchandiser of the Year and Horton Smith Awards. Mueller serves as a member of the Carolinas PGA Board of Directors, representing Area IX, and on the Apprentice Education and Employment Committees for the CPGA.

Mueller lives in Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, with his wife, Stephanie and children, Jonah and Ansley.

Mike can be contacted at:

Phone: 919-552-3781

Exciting Career Services Developments

I have been your Career Consultant for a little over a year, and I recently sat down to develop a new set of goals and wanted to share them with you.

  1. Create additional ways to engage with PGA Members and Associates in ways that are educational, thought-provoking, and inspiring.
  2. Develop more efficient and accurate methods to identify employment issues in order to provide the most useful services.
  3. Continue to fulfill the PGA Mission of “Serve the Member”.

With those three goals in mind, I have a few updates. Regarding Goal #1, I have recently completed an update to my personal website and will be using it as an additional hub for career development information. I plan to update my blog bi-weekly, but hopefully more often as I create content. In addition, I have created a bi-weekly email for anyone interested in hearing my message on a consistent basis. If you would like to add your name to the e-mail distribution list, please click HERE. You can also find me on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook if you are active on social media.

Goal #2 requires a lot of research and analyzing data from the PGA Compensation Report and the Facility Operations Scorecard. There are obviously some gaps in  the data, so I may be reaching out to you to ask if you would be willing to share some golf operations information such as payroll, rounds, etc. I hope to use this information to better quantify the value of PGA Professionals and the need for minimum payroll levels to support expected service standards.

Goal #3 is where you come in. I hope you give me the opportunity to assist you with career planning and development, and to get started simply give me a call (919.552.3781) or send me an email.

Finally, I have some GREAT news. The new Rules & Regulations for the PGA MSR requirements have been released, and you can now earn 2 MSR’s in the Required category per fiscal year for meeting with me in person to discuss your career. For those of you that I’ve met with since the end of the last cycle, I’ll be submitting your MSR’s in the next couple of weeks.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to call or email. In the meantime, best of luck for the end of the 2018 season, and I hope to see you soon.

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