College of Golf September 2017 Events

Keiser University College of Golf Students Will Roll Up Their Sleeves to Volunteer
at the Special Olympics Golf Tournament

Special Olympics Florida State Tournament photo montage

Eight Keiser University College of Golf students will volunteer their time to work at the Disney World Magnolia Golf Course in Orlando, Florida to support the 2017 Florida Special Olympics State Golf Tournament.

Students and family members Willie Scott and his two daughters, Chris Rooney, Mitchell Bland, Brad Ropke, Aaron Paulk, Kenneth Eurto, Charles Murray, and Ciaron Hennessy will work as Stagers and Organizers for the Level 1 Skills Competition during the event.

Play will commence Friday at noon for participants from all over the state of Florida – 200 Special Olympics athletes, 80 coaches, 200 volunteers, 30 delegates, and 50 family members. Athletes will compete in all five levels of Special Olympics Golf. Gold Medal winners in each of the Levels and Divisions will qualify for limited spots in the next Special Olympics National Invitational Golf Tournament to be held next summer in Seattle, Washington.

Dinner and Opening Ceremonies will be held on Friday evening at 6:30pm following competition, and the Awards Presentation will be conducted at the completion of each level of play on Saturday afternoon/evening.

Dr. Eric Wilson, Executive Director of Golf Operations for Keiser University College of Golf and Chairman of the Special Olympics Golf Committee for North America, coordinated the student volunteer activities with Amy Simon, Special Olympics Florida Volunteer Manager.


Graduates from Keiser University Flagship Campus College of
Golf Transition to Careers in the Golf Industry

Keiser University’s recent College of Golf Pinning Ceremony for three Associate of Science in Golf Management (ASGM) graduates marked the end of their educational experiences and the beginning of their careers in the golf industry. The ceremony, held in the Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center on the Flagship Campus, was attended by the graduates and their families, staff, faculty, and fellow classmates. Following remarks by Mr. John McMurry, Flagship Campus Vice President, and Dr. Eric Wilson, Executive Director of Golf Operations, Brian Hughes, Golf Program Director, introduced the graduates, each of whom spoke to the assembly, recounting their time spent at Keiser University. Graduating from the Associate of Science program were Steven Lopez, Luke Thompson, and Ian Wrightson.

Keiser University College of Golf graduates receive both academic and hands-on learning opportunities as they earn Associate of Science degrees in Golf Management in as little as 16 months and Bachelor of Science in Golf Management degrees in an additional 20 months. Their degrees earn six/twelve credits toward membership in the PGA of America. With over 1500 square feet of indoor instructional space, including motion analysis systems, simulators, launch monitors, and video analysis capabilities, Keiser University’s superior technology has fine-tuned the graduates’ golf swings to the point where passing the PGA’s Playing Ability Test is a realistic goal. To preview tips from some of Keiser University’s golf experts, please click here.

COG Professors and Graduates - 8-24-2017