Golf News for Friday, February 28, 2014 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf students hands-on at Honda Classic

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Students from the Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management enjoyed what many avid golfers would consider a once-in-a-lifetime, hands-on experience on the PGA TOUR. During The Honda Classic Pro-Am event at the PGA National Resort & Spa, Champion Course, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., more than 50 students caddied for amateur players and assisted with tournament operations.

"Golf is a game that embraces tradition, and there are few traditions more time-honored and more endearing than serving as a caddy. We're very pleased to provide our students with such an incredible, hands-on experience on the PGA TOUR," says John McMurray, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf. "At Keiser University COGSM, we are dedicated to providing hands-on learning situations that reinforce our students' academic foundation and provide real-life scenarios which enhance creativity and problem-solving. There's no better learning situation than the PGA TOUR, and we're honored and grateful to collaborate with The Honda Classic and the PGA TOUR."

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.

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