PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Keiser University College of Golf has named Timmy Lynn King Jr. of the U.S. Marine Corp as the new recipient of the Keiser University College of Golf Wounded Warrior Scholarship. The scholarship will cover 100 percent of King's tuition and educational expenses for the term which began on June 25, 2012.
King, a native of Ashford, Ala., joined the Marines in January 2004 and, during his service, he was deployed once in Afghanistan and twice in Iraq where he served as a squad leader of 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines. He received a United States Marine Corp Certificate of Commendation and a Department of the Navy, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was honorably discharged in May 2008.
King seeks to become a golf instructor and work with young people, just as he has done previously as a baseball instructor for children. He says he would ultimately like to become a golf course manager where he could give back to the community by developing programs that recruit and instruct young people who may not otherwise have a chance to play.
"The Keiser University College of Golf is deeply committed to supporting the men and women of our U.S. Armed Forces, and we are very excited to present Timmy with this scholarship in recognition of both his service and sacrifice to our country," says John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf. "Golf is a favorite career choice for many of our military veterans returning from overseas, and Keiser University College of Golf is actively working to help veterans from all branches receive the academic foundation they need for a fun and lucrative career in golf."
The Keiser University College of Golf features a 20,000-square-foot facility includes a 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green, advanced launch monitor technology, TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, an interactive golf simulator provided by Full Swing Golf powered by SIRGUL, and a golf club repair lab equipped by Mitchell Golf Equipment. Students also receive access to the highly acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance where they can practice on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility and extensive putting greens. Keiser University College of Golf also gives students daily access to several PGA Master Professionals, such as Brian Hughes, Dr. Eric Wilson, and Golf Magazine top 100 teacher T.J. Tomasi.
Keiser University's Associate of Science degree in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Keiser University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management degree (with a concentration in golf management) focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.
For more information on attending Keiser University College of Golf, please contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.
About Keiser University:
Keiser University serves nearly 18,000 students on 15 campuses, employing over 3,000 staff and faculty. The university has been regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1991. Keiser University serves students seeking associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nearly 70 degree programs at its Florida campuses and through its online, Graduate School and College of Golf divisions. Keiser University's educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and a campus in Shanghai, China.
For more information on Keiser University, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu