Golf News for Friday, October 4, 2013 | People

Peter Croker presents at Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Students at Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) received some inspiration from 'down under' and golf instruction during a recent visit from Australian PGA Professional and award-winning instructor Peter Croker.

Croker shared his personal insights and teaching philosophy with the entire Keiser University COGSM student body and then provided individual instruction to students well into the evening.

"Golf is a worldwide industry and, at Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, we always strive to introduce our students to the players, teachers and techniques from around the world that have made a significant impact on the game. In this way, we can give our students a strong academic foundation and better prepare them for entering the job market," says Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Executive Director of Golf Operations Dr. Eric Wilson, who is also a PGA Master Professional. "All of our students were enthusiastic with Mr. Croker's presentations, and we're eager to have him return for another presentation in January 2014."

As a playing professional, Croker's career included the Australian, New Zealand, European and Asian PGA Tours from 1971 to 1983. However, he has received the most notoriety from his teaching. Croker was named PGA Teacher of the Year for the Victorian PGA Section in 2007 and has had major influence on PGA Teachers worldwide since 1993 till present time. He has coached numerous high-profile golfers, including Vijay Singh, Arnold Palmer and Fred Funk.

In 1992, Croker worked to develop a teaching system that helps amateurs and PGA coaches build golf swings and improve their games through a step-by-step, on-line learning program, available at and In 1995, Croker and the Croker Teaching System were featured as the cover story on Golf Digest USA, and associated Golf Digest magazines worldwide.

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.

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. 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.

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.