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College of Golf February 2020 Events

Keiser University College of Golf Staff Members Earn Titleist Performance Certifications

Five Keiser University College of Golf leaders recently earned Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Level One Certification while attending a two-day seminar in Orlando, Florida.

Dr. Eric Wilson, Executive Director of Golf Operations; Brian Hughes, Golf Program Director; Frank Longabucco, PGA Faculty; Ken Martin, PGA Faculty; and Donna White, LPGA/PGA Faculty, join previously Certified PGA Faculty members David Wixson and John Callahan. Thanks to the certification, the group will be able to provide students more detailed information relating to how physical limitations in a player’s body can adversely affect the golf swing.

The 16-hour course and examination conducted by Dr. Greg Rose, Co-Founder of TPI, welcomed more than 175 professionals from the fields of golf, fitness training, and the medical field. TPI’s mission is to educate golfers and industry professionals on the Body-Swing Connection™ through its one of a kind “TPI Certified” education program. TPI is the world’s leading educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

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College of Golf Staff and Faculty in TPI Certification.
L-R: Ken Martin, Dr. Eric Wilson, Brian Hughes, Donna White (standing), Frank Longabucco.

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Keiser University College of Golf Students and Faculty Members
Enjoy First Internal Competition of the Year

Keiser University College of Golf Professor Frank Longabucco recently spiced up the curriculum with a Thursday afternoon “Net Stableford” golf competition between students and PGA staff members. 

Held at Martin Downs Golf Course, the friendly challenges among students and staff are popular, enjoyable, and serve as great lessons to navigate the pressures of competition. 

The winner of the event was Keith Berard, with a score of 17 points, and the runner-up was Zachary Gordon with 14 points. Prizes were awarded, and donations were collected to support Cystic Fibrosis. Professor Frank Longabucco explained, “The tournaments give students an opportunity to play competitively, preparing them for their PGA Playing Ability Test. Also, the events are fun!” 

Students are looking forward to the next event titled, “One Best Ball of Two Net.” 

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Competitors in Thursday’s Event
L-R: David Wixson, Frank Longabucco, Zachary Gordon, Joe McNamara, Jeffrey Tamasi, Nate Lovin, and Keith Berard.

Zachary Gordon Follow Through

Zachary Gordon in the follow-through.

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Keiser University College of Golf Students and Faculty Members
Enjoy Informal Competition

Keiser University College of Golf Professor, Frank Longabucco, continued to spice up the Spring 2020 curriculum with a Thursday afternoon “One Best Ball of Two Net” golf competition among students and PGA staff members. 

Held at Martin Downs Golf Course, the friendly competitions are popular, enjoyable, and serve as great lessons to navigate the pressures of competition. 

The winners of the event were John Cryer and PGA Professional David Wixson, with a score of 4-under par 32. Prizes were awarded, and donations were collected to support Cystic Fibrosis. Professor Frank Longabucco explained, “The tournaments give students an opportunity to play competitively, preparing them for their PGA Playing Ability Test. Also, the events are fun!” 

Students are looking forward to the next event, titled “Beat the Pros – Foursome Stroke Play.” 

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L-R: PGA Professional David Wixson, Jasper Heilig, Anders Goldkuhl,
Nate Loven, Jeffrey Tamasi, Keith Berard and John Cryer

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L-R: PGA Professional David Wixson and John Cryer

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Keiser University College of Golf Student and Staff Games Offer Opportunities to Play Competitively

Keiser University College of Golf Professor Frank Longabucco continued to plan, coordinate, and conduct Spring Semester student and PGA staff team competitions with a Thursday afternoon “Foursome Stroke Play Net” competition at Martin Downs Golf Course. The friendly competitions among students and staff are popular and produce both fun and a way to experience the pressures of competition. The winners of the event were student Anders Goldkuhl and PGA Professional David Wixson with an impressive score of 33.5, defeating second-place finishers students Mike Samartino and Garry Williams by two strokes. Prizes were awarded to the winners, and donations were collected to support Cystic Fibrosis. 

Professor Frank Longabucco explained, “The tournaments give students an opportunity to play competitively, preparing them for their PGA Playing Ability Test. Also, PGA Professionals are able to help students with their golf course management skills and mental games. Finally, the events are fun!” These events will continue on a weekly basis throughout the Spring semester.

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L-R: Ken Martin, PGA; David Wixson, PGA; Anders Goldkuhl; Garry Williams; Mike Samartino; Keith Berard;
Jasper Heilig; Ivan Martinez; Joe McNamara; Jeffrey Tamasi, and Zachary Gordon

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L-R: David Wixson, PGA; Anders Goldkuhl; Mike Samartino; Garry Williams

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