Keiser University College of Golf & Sports Management Conducts Student Enrichment Day

Ken Martin Student Enrichment DayKeiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (KUCOGSM) conducted Student Enrichment Days on Tuesday, July 29th, and Thursday, July 30th. Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Master Professional and Director of Golf Operations for KUCOGSM, presented for the first half of the session and discussed “How to Gain Membership in the PGA of America” and “Career Opportunities in the Golf Industry.”

Dr. Wilson has been a PGA of America Professional Golf Management Program Adjunct Instructor since 1994, and he shared his experience and advice with the student body concerning how best to prepare for PGA Membership and what students could do to most effectively prepare for careers in the golf industry. Following Dr. Wilson’s presentation, Mr. Ken Martin, PGA Professional Certified in Instruction and General Management, talked to students about “Playing Golf for a Living.”

Mr. Martin, a full-time instructor with KUCOGSM, recently competed in the U.S. Senior Open Golf Championship and has competed in two Senior PGA Championships, making the cut in the 2011 event at Valhalla Golf Club, the site of this year’s PGA Championship. Mr. Martin has been competitive throughout his PGA Career on the Section and National levels and shot a
course record 6-under par 66 at Creighton Farms Golf Club during the 2011 Senior National Professional Championship, where he finished 2nd in the nation.

Student Enrichment days will be held for students once each semester, and topics will change each semester based on student and staff input. Many thanks to Mr. Frank Longabucco, PGA Professional Certified in Instruction and Golf Operations and KUCOGSM TLC Coordinator, for scheduling and organizing the event.