Golf News for Thursday, May 27, 2010 | Instruction

Keiser University College of golf in Port St. Lucie, Florida

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- From the moment Keiser University's new College of Golf opened the doors to its new campus, golf professionals, students and industry insiders have raved about the campus' state-of-the-practice training facility and how it is helping students pursue their passion toward a professional golf career.

The College of Golf has begun holding classes for their Associate of Science in Golf Management Program in a 20,000-square-foot, Port St. Lucie facility that includes a 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green, advanced launch monitor technology, TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, an interactive golf simulator, and a golf club repair lab.

"The facility is absolutely amazing," says Mary Hafeman, a former LPGA Tour player. "The KU staff understands what is necessary to succeed, and they have created a facility that brings together world-class instructors and technology to provide a learning environment second to none. I have no doubt that students attending KU College of Golf will have one of the finest educational experiences available in the golf industry today."

Ben Fowler of the National Golf Foundation also gave rave reviews to the university's new College of Golf. "Golf is a great game but it's also an industry which is larger than most people realize. Golf literally creates millions of job opportunities in the United States but, as anyone can imagine, it's a highly competitive industry which means having the right education becomes even more critical to an applicant landing their dream job," says Fowler. "The new KU College of Golf facility is unlike any I've seen. Their attention to detail and commitment to providing sophisticated monitors and swing analysis equipment really enhances the students' learning experience."

Keiser University's College of Golf also features a 4,000-square-feet indoor training area that includes sophisticated practice technology, video systems, launch monitors, 3D swing analysis and much more. The acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is also accessible to students for practicing on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility, and extensive putting green complex.

The College of Golf at Keiser University's Associate of Science degree with a major in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry, from golf courses to professional golf schools. Keiser University is an established, regionally accredited Level V Ph.D. institution. Arthur Keiser, Ph.D. has been recognized as a leader and national expert in career-focused, workforce-driven education in Florida for more than 30 years, however, the College of Golf is a first for the statewide university best known for its healthcare, business and information technology graduates.

Students interested in attending Keiser University College of Golf can inquire at the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at www.collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

Keiser University is Florida's leading statewide provider of career-focused, post-secondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves approximately 16,000 students seeking doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees in over 40 high demand programs at its 13 campuses and through its online and Graduate School divisions including the golf academy. The Graduate School offers the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and the MBA among a variety of master's degrees in physician assistant, education and criminal justice. Keiser University's reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division and educational agreements in Eastern Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.