Events at College of Golf – November 2016 Edition Two

Keiser University’s National Collegiate Club Golf Team Finishes 9th in National Championship

NCCGA 1st Tee
Keiser University’s College of Golf National Collegiate Club Golf Team (NCCGA) recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the NCCGA National Championship on Walt Disney World’s Palm and Magnolia Golf Courses.

Among 25 national qualifiers from an original field of over 200 teams, the Keiser University Seahawk NCCGA team earned their 7th straight invitation to the national championship this year, breaking through with a 9th place finish, the first time they have cracked the Top 10.
Disney Golf Course
Coach Frank Longabucco stated, “I’m very proud of our team. They played well and kept their heads in the game on two very difficult golf courses. This is our first Top 10 finish and another step in the right direction. It was a great learning experience, and the team should be commended on a great finish.”

Individually, Ben Warner led the Seahawks on day one with a score of 76, and Christian Brown followed up with a strong day two performance, shooting 74. For complete results, visit NCCGA  for additional information.


Keiser University’s College of Golf Partnership Now Provides Access to Mizuno Clubs

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Keiser University College of Golf (COG) students now have access to the MIZUNO Performance Golf Club Fitting System thanks to a recent partnership.

The Keiser University COG and MIZUNO Golf USA partnership will provide students the ability to order and play with custom-fit MIZUNO golf clubs while also learning how to fit the clubs for future students once they enter the professional world of golf.

“The addition of The MIZUNO Golf Club Fitting System to the College of Golf equipment arsenal provides our students with another level of clubs from which to choose,” said Brian Hughes, PGA Master Professional and Keiser University College of Golf Program Director who recently collaborated with MIZUNO Golf USA representative Mark Peterson to provide the opportunity.

MIZUNO’s golf clubs combine craftsmanship and technology and are highly valued world-wide by golfers of all levels. Five models of MIZUNO’s irons won “Gold” in the Golf Digest Magazine “2013 Hot List” club comparison competition, the highest number of awards in the category among all manufacturers. MIZUNO pro staff players include former World #1 ranked Luke Donald (Britain) and 11 time LPGA Tour winner Stacy Lewis (USA).


Flagship Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Students Enjoy Tips on Improving Athletic Performance

John Denney
Keiser University Flagship Campus Sports and Exercise Science program students recently gained insight from John Denney, a performance coach who works with athletes of all levels. While emphasizing the importance of the mind, the body and the spirit, Denny also shared information relating to focused breathing and its benefits on heart rhythm. Students were able to experiment with the ‘emotional reset breath’ technique thanks to a biofeedback monitor which displayed the results as they expressed varying emotions. “We were delighted to host Mr. Denny. As an athlete should know, the best way to enhance their athletic performance is to master their inner game being their emotions,” said Julie Snyder,  University Department Chair of Sport Medicine & Fitness Technology, Exercise Science.

tips on improving athletic performance

COG Students Provide ESOL Students with Winning Tips


Many thanks to Dr. Eric Wilson for this information.

College of Golf Students Provide ESOL Students with Winning Tips

Students from Keiser University’s College of Golf (COG) and English as a Second Language (ESOL) programs recently united to enjoy the game of golf at the Flagship Campus’ Outdoor Golf Training Area.

Led by Dr. Eric Wilson, PGA Legacy Master Professional and College of Golf Executive Director, and Professor/PGA member John Callahan, COG students of the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (BSSM) program skillfully instructed the ESOL students and Professor Verona Garcia in putting, chipping, pitching, and hitting from the bunker. The BSSM students assessed the ESOL students’ grip, stance and overall performance, while providing tips on improving and refining their game.

In addition to providing English conversational skills, the cross-pollination of academic areas provides students hands-on experiences, tips for teaching new learners of the game, and more. When asked about her favorite part of the lesson, ESOL student Alice Liu happily replied “Everything. The ESOL program offers a plethora of experiential learning techniques to make learning English fun.”

The ESOL students hail from China, the Ukraine and Colombia, and are studying the language before they begin their full-time academic degree and Golf Management programs.

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