March 2017 Events at College of Golf

Keiser University College of Golf Students Attend Short Game Clinic

Short Game Clinic

College of Golf students recently attended a Short Game Clinic conducted by PGA Professionals Brian Hughes, Frank Longabucco and David Wixson.

The topic of the clinic was World Class Chipping and focused on the methods and techniques taught by PGA Tour coach James Sieckmann. In addition to learning Sieckmann’s five fundamentals of chipping method, the students were also taught several drills to improve technique and an effective practice regimen to help them perform better on the golf course. Finally, several aspects of the “mental training,” which Sieckmann uses with his PGA Tour players, were introduced to the group.

Sieckmann’s book, Your Short Game Solution, is the same book used in the Short Game Fundamentals class taught at the College of Golf.

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Keiser University College of Golf Students Qualify for NCCGA Club Team

NCCGA Club Team photo
After a week of qualifying, the tenth ranked Keiser University Seahawk National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) team has been finalized.

Coach Frank Longabucco explained, “Our goal is simple. Qualify for nationals and go from there. We finished ninth in the nationals last fall, and I expect the team to earn an eighth straight invitation to the event.”

Student Chris Brown led the round with a low of 68, followed by Andrew Abbott with a 74.

The first NCCGA Spring Regional Tournament will be April 1-2 at Sandhill Crane Golf Course in West Palm Beach, Florida, and the second will be held April 8-9 at Heritage Golf and Country Club in Tampa, Florida.

The Seahawk NCCGA Club Team will then attempt to qualify for the national championships to be held April 29-30 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Fans can follow the Seahawks at www.nccga.org

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Workshop Fosters Collaboration Among Professors, Coaches, Student Athletes

COG Workshop

Keiser University Sports and Exercise Science Professor Dalton Oliver recently conducted a Basic Resistance Training Methods workshop for Flagship campus Seahawk athletes.

In addition to competitors from golf, tennis, soccer, track and field, swimming, volleyball, baseball, and softball, College of Golf students participated along with professor John Callahan, a PGA professional.

With the intention of fostering collaboration by providing a practical learning experience that supports the ‘athletic culture’ at Keiser University, attendees were assigned partners from different sports and backgrounds and, therefore, different strengths, weaknesses and insights.

Interest was high and feedback was positive from all participants.