February 2017 College of Golf Events

PGA Merchandise Show 2017

L-R: Dr. Eric Wilson, COG Students Kyle Miller, Kenneth Burchett, Aaron Barnett,
Professor Donna White, COG Students Tyrone Cobb, James Fay

Keiser University’s College of Golf was recently represented at the 2017 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. Community Resource Coordinator Liz Snyder, Executive Director of Golf Operations Dr. Eric Wilson, and Golf Program Director Brian Hughes set up a booth on the floor of the event and welcomed graduates, colleagues, and visitors throughout the week.

A major highlight for Keiser University College of Golf students as part of their educational experience, many students enjoyed the opportunity to visit the Merchandise Show as they familiarized themselves with the vagaries of the golf industry while networking with PGA Professionals and industry experts.

Graduates of The College of Golf who are working in the golf industry also took time from their busy schedules to stop by the booth and share their successes with Ms. Snyder, Dr. Wilson, and Mr. Hughes.

As reported by The PGA of America, the 64th annual ‘MAJOR of Golf Business,’ event allowed those in attendance to uncover the newest products, trends and technology from more than 1,000 exhibiting golf companies and brands, including 271 companies new to the event, thus creating the world’s largest business-to-business golf event within 1 million square feet of interactive exhibit, demonstration and meeting space.  In addition, it successfully marked the kickoff to the PGA of America’s Centennial Celebration and welcomed more than 40,000 golf industry professionals from all 50 states and 84 countries around the world.  The event drove a 3 percent increase in overall attendance over 2016.

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Keiser University’s College of Golf Welcomes Renowned LPGA and PGA Golf Instructor

LPGA and PGA of America member Nancy Quarcelino recently took time from her busy schedule to share “How to Design a Successful Golf Instruction Program” and “Branding YOU” presentations with Keiser University College of Golf students.

Regarded as one of the premiere golf instructors in the country, Quarcelino has coached a wide range of golfers, from beginners to LPGA Tour professionals, and her many awards include: LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Hall of Fame Member, Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher in America, Golf Digest Top 50 Best Women Teacher in America, Golf for Women Top 50 Teacher, LPGA National Teacher of the Year 2000, and Western Kentucky University Hall of Distinguished Alumni member. Ms. Quarcelino established the Nancy Quarcelino School of Golf in 1992, and that very successful business venture is entering its 25th year of operation in Nashville, Tennessee.

The staff and students of The College of Golf look forward to Ms. Quarcelino’s return visit later this year.

Nancy Quarcelino at College of GolfNancy Quarcelino