Golf News for Wednesday, January 8, 2014 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management honors new grads

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- While the holiday season traditionally brings gifts and good-tidings, it also brought a hard-earned sense of accomplishment for more than a dozen students at Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM). This month, Keiser University COGSM honored 16 new graduates who have completed their Associate of Science Degrees in Golf Management.

Students receiving the graduate honors included James Bombard of Grafton, Mass.; Tyler Carmony of Perrysburg, Ohio; Jordan Clemons of New Market, Ala.; Jonathan Garrick of Smyrna. Ga.; Jason Gitel of St. Louis, Mo.; Mario Gutierrez of Alajuela, Costa Rica; Brandon Hemming of Circleville, Ohio; Andrew Kouns of Indianapolis, Ind.; David Lee of Apple Valley, Minn.; Jared Leninger of Taylors, S.C.; Logan Rutter of Monroe, Ohio; Neil Ryba of Michigan, N.D.; Shamus Stack of Rochester, N.Y.; Janel Stenmon of Canton, Mass.; Jordan Taylor of Granger, Ind.; and Mario Wright of Orland Park, Ill.

"The importance of education cannot be overstated, and we provide a fun, hands-on learning experience and a strong academic foundation on which these new graduates can build successful lives and careers in the golf industry," says John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "Golf is much more than a game; it accounts for about two million jobs with $55 billion in salaries, plus nearly $70 billion in goods and services in the United States. It's a great industry and we're very excited for the prospects of our new graduates."

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, an interactive golf simulator powered by Sports Coach Systems, TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, 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. In addition, Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management gives students 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 Sport 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.

John Meng
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