College of Golf Students Gain Appreciation for Persimmon Woods and Blade Irons

Persimmon Golf photo group 8 10 16

L-R: John Gaston, Ian Wrightson, Ryan Easson, Rodney Wendt, Jason Fowler, Steven Lopez

Keiser University College of Golf students recently participated in a scramble golf tournament using persimmon woods and blade irons. Using clubs from the 1960’s and 70’s to play The Palmer Course at PGA National Golf Club, History of Golf class members Ryan Easson, Ian Wrightson, and Jason Fowler emerged victorious with a score of 4-under par 68, landing three strokes over the team of John Gaston, Rodney Wendt, and Steve Lopez. The opportunity to use the historical clubs provided the students an appreciation for the skills and abilities of golf’s greats of the era. Champions such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Johnny Miller all shot incredible scores and won major championships using the clubs. Led by Professor Ken Martin, the History of Golf class offers students the opportunity to use clubs from as early as the 1920’s, which provides students the opportunity to compare technology and to gain an appreciation for how far golf club development has evolved.

Persimmon Golf photo group 8 10 16

L-R: John Gaston, Ian Wrightson, Ryan Easson, Rodney Wendt, Jason Fowler, Steven Lopez

Ian Wrightson with a Persimmon driver

Ian Wrightson with a Persimmon driver