Golf News for Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | Tournaments

Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management wins golf team tournament

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) made history by participating in, and winning, its first-ever golf team tournament. The Keiser University COGSM 'Eagles' golf team competed in the Florida National Collegiate Club Golf Association Fall Regional Tournament, held recently at Stone Creek Golf Club in Ocala, Fla., and defeated the Florida State University Seminoles and the University of Central Florida Knights.

In their team tournament debut, the Eagles overcame a three-shot deficit to win over the Seminoles by eight strokes. The Eagles delivered a two-day shot total of 753 and a scoring average of 75.3. In addition to the victory, three of the Keiser University COGSM students took low individual honors. Colby Takushi captured second-place, shooting 144; D.J. Richards took third with a 146 total; and Nick Saupe placed fourth with 150.

"This is a proud day for Keiser University and the College of Golf and Sport Management," says John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Vice President. "Thanks to the vision and support of the school's chancellor, Dr. Arthur Keiser, and Executive Vice Chancellor Peter Crocitto, we were able to fulfill a long term goal for our students and give them an opportunity to play competitive golf. We always strive to raise the bar on golf and to grow their game, and winning our first competitive event certainly achieved those goals."

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. 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. st