Students Work with Port Saint Lucie Special Olympics Golfers

This past Monday afternoon, Special Olympics golfers from the Port Saint Lucie area began training for the upcoming State, Regional, and National Golf Championships at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, with Keiser University College of Golf students providing instruction and support.

The following five Special Olympics golfers showed up for the first session, sharpening their skills in putting, iron, and wood play: Frank Vernoia, Kelsey Kuebler, Talona Berner, Kenyatta Johnson, and Joseph Noelke. Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management students who worked with the Special Olympics golfers were: Barton Wynn, Rich Dorso, Steve Shaw, Jason Gitel, Mihir Shah, Curt Burrington, Gene Gorman, Wono Yoo, Tyler Carmony, Aldrin Mota, Alex Robinson, and Mario Gutierrez.

After warming up with irons and woods, the Special Olympics golfers took on The College of Golf students in spirited putting contests in a team format. Training will continue weekly throughout the summer, as the Special Olympians get ready to challenge for medals in their respective divisions. The ongoing training efforts of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management students will ensure that all athletes are at peak form when the flag goes up!

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