PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) recently hosted a special 'Student Enrichment Day' that took students beyond the academic curriculum and provided priceless insight toward advancing their careers in golf. During the event, PGA Professionals, including a PGA Master Professional, shared their personal experiences and spoke candidly with students on how to best prepare for their careers in the golf industry.
As keynote speaker at the event, PGA Master Professional and Director of Golf Operations for Keiser University COGSM Dr. Eric Wilson addressed the entire student body and discussed how to obtain membership in the PGA of America and explained what students could do to most effectively prepare for careers in the golf industry. Dr. Wilson has been a PGA of America Professional Golf Management Program Adjunct Instructor since 1994 and is the executive director of golf operations at the Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management.
Ken Martin, PGA Professional Certified in Instruction and General Management, also spoke during the event. Martin talked to students about playing golf for a living and shared his unique experiences playing on tour. Martin is a full-time instructor with Keiser University COGSM and he most recently competed in the U.S. Senior Open. He has previously competed and won on various mini-tours in the United States and Canada, and he qualified for and competed in the 2011 and 2012 Senior PGA Championships, making the cut in 2011 — one of only four PGA Club Professionals to ever make the cut.
"Academics is the foundation of every quality education, but the staff at Keiser University College of Golf & Sports Management like to push beyond the curriculum to provide our students with a deeper perspective, unique personal insight and life experiences that will help ensure their success in the golf industry," says John McMurry, Campus Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "The Student Enrichment Day was a big hit with the students and we are now hosting Student Enrichment Days every semester so our students gain every possible advantage when they graduate and enter the industry as golf professionals."
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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