Golf News for Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf students get hands-on at PGA Merchandise Show

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Benjamin Franklin once said "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn," and it's that same hands-on philosophy about education that provides students at the Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) with unforgettable experiences in their chosen career of golf. This week, nearly 50 COGSM students attended the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show, the world's largest golf industry event, held in Orlando, Fla.

Throughout the four-day event, Keiser University COGSM students networked with thousands of golf industry professionals and met with exhibitors, retailers and manufacturers in the categories of teaching, training aids and instruction, golf equipment, golf fitness, health, nutrition, and wellness, golf apparel and accessories, general technology, and travel. Some students also scheduled job interviews with head professionals who were visiting the show from other parts of the country.

"Demonstrative, hands-on activities always provide the best learning experiences, and Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management regularly incorporates opportunities in which our students receive fun and educational hands-on experiences," says John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "Whether it's attending at the PGA Show, training at the PGA Center of Golf Learning & Performance or helping with Special Olympics golfers, our students are deeply involved in many aspects of the industry as a daily part of their education. It makes for a better learning experience and they make great friends and memories along the way."

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 is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 17 campuses, online and internationally, employing 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.