Golf News for Monday, August 12, 2013 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management honors grads

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) has honored nearly a dozen students who successfully completed the Associate of Science degree in Golf Management program. The graduating students received commemorative pins recognizing their academic achievement during a brief ceremony recently held at the school.

Students receiving the congratulatory honor were Jacinto Barton of Fort Pierce, Fla.; Robert Brady of Northport, N.Y.; Santiago Cordova of Mandeville, La.; William Culp of Belton, Texas; Tyler Fontenot of Baton Rouge, La.; Nicholas Freese of Delray Beach, Fla.; John Hursey of New Philadelphia, Ohio; Joseph Patterson of El Paso, Texas; Grant Renfro of Johnson City, Tenn.; and Bube Samutela of Lusaka, Zambia.

"The love of golf and the desire to learn knows no geographical boundaries, and we welcome students from across the country and around the world to pursue a professional career in golf," says John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "Our golf management program provides a comprehensive learning experience that includes golf course design and maintenance, tournament operations, golf club fitting and repair, retail management, golf history and many other aspects of golf course management. We are very proud of our recent graduates and am confident their skills, education and passion for the game will ensure long and successful careers in the golf industry."

The Keiser University COGSM campus features a 20,000-square-foot facility which 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 & Sport Management also gives students daily access to several PGA Master Professionals, such as Brian Hughes and Dr. Eric Wilson, as well as Golf Magazine top 100 teacher Dr. T.J. Tomasi.

Keiser University COGSM 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 COGSM'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 & Sport Management, please contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at; or call 888.355.4465.

About Keiser University:
Keiser University (KU) is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 15 campuses and online and employing nearly 3,500 staff and faculty. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University. Sixty-two percent of KU students graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and healthcare fields, providing the talented workforce necessary for Florida to compete globally. 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 an off-site campus in Shanghai, China.