Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Hosts Merritt Island High School Boy's Golf Team

merritt-island-high-school-clinicKeiser University College of Golf & Sport Management staff and students hosted the Merritt Island High School Boy’s Golf Team on Friday from 9:30am – 2:00pm.

The session began with an overview of proper grip, aim, and setup, provided by Mr. John Callahan, PGA and Golf Magazine Top 100 Adjunct Teacher, and the importance of properly preparing for each full swing motion. Mr. Brian Hughes, PGA Master Professional and College of Golf Program Director, and Mr. Callahan then conducted live golf swing evaluations of each of the players, using V-1 Computer video analysis and Trackman launch monitor equipment.

The Merritt Island High School Golf Team coaches observed and took notes on what recommendations each of their players were offered. College of Golf Advanced Teaching students Zack Anderton, Brad Holden, and Duane Medlin conducted Chipping and Putting clinics, emphasizing the proper grip, aim, and setup for the critical short game scoring shots.

Students then visited the fitness gym, where Mr. Brett Cook, Sport Medicine and Fitness Instructor and Golf Fitness Instructor for the PGA of America, took them through some basic fitness routines to improve flexibility and stamina before, during, and after their rounds of golf. The Golf Team also competed in a long drive competition using the Foresight Launch Monitor and a closest to the pin competition on the Full Swing Golf Simulator.dr-wilson-instructing-merritt-island-hs

The training concluded with lunch and a putting contest, where winners were awarded sleeves of golf balls. Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management will host the Martin County High School Girls Golf Team for a similar clinic this Friday. These clinics are a continuing effort to provide training to local high school golf teams using the Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management indoor training facility and equipment throughout the summer months.