Golf News for Friday, February 7, 2014 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf honors international diversity

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Golf is a universal 'language' that unites people from diverse and unique cultures, and Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) is proud to pay homage to the international diversity on its campus. Keiser University COGSM recently celebrated the campus' international diversity with an inspiring flag presentation ceremony that brought together nearly a dozen students currently attending the university from countries around the world.

Among the students honored in the ceremony were Cameron Windjack of Canada; Jialu Chen and Zhou Ye of China; Benjamin Brown of England; Mihir Shah of India; Wono Yoo of South Korea; Chee Then of Malaysia; Sergey Safonov of Russia; and Sarut Chittapatra and Sattamate Nopsuwanwong of Thailand. Students were presented with framed flags of their home countries, and the flags will be displayed in the Keiser University COGSM's 5,000-square-foot, indoor practice area.

"Since we opened our campus in 2010, we have had students attend our university from 14 countries, including Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Poland and Zambia just to name a few, and that number continues to grow. Golf is a sport that knows few geographic boundaries and the game's international popularity increases every day," said John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "We are extremely proud to support such a diverse culture of students from around the globe who share a common passion for the game of golf and a passion for higher education."

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 www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; 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.