Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Students Work With Local Special Olympians

Five Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (KUCOGSM) students provided golf instruction to St. Lucie County Adult Day Care Special Olympians at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance on Friday, May 8th. Twelve Special Olympics athletes were taught putting, chipping, and full swing skills by five KUCOGSM student volunteers (Tom DeNunzio, Ian Ankiewicz, Garrett Weber, Ed Ryan, and Chris Psetas). The Special Olympians have been training with KUCOGSM students for the past year, and they all had a great time and improved their golfing skills. Training sessions will continue on a weekly basis, and the skill sets will encompass Putting, Chipping, Pitching, Iron Shots, and Wood Shots. Local Special Olympics Program Director Liza Skinner had nothing but praise for the session and stated that she and the athletes are looking forward to the next visit this coming Friday. KUCOGSM has been involved with the local Special Olympics program for almost five years and has seen State, National, and International Medal winners come from the local golf program. Those who are interested in more information on the Special Olympics golf program are encouraged to visit www.specialolympics.org.

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Tom helping Lottie putt.

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Ed flanked by Mario and JoJo.