They delve into such subjects as Golf Swing Fundamentals, Short Swing Fundamentals, Strategic Management in Golf Operations, Golf Club Fitting and Repair and Retail Management in Golf Operations.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (Vocus) July 1, 2010
Students hoping to jumpstart their professional golf career, have a new place to turn to for assistance thanks to Keiser University. The new College of Golf is set to welcome prospective students during two upcoming open houses at its Port St. Lucie, Fla., campus.
“We are extremely excited to open up this state-of-the-art facility to prospective students,” said Dr. Eric Wilson, vice president of the golf college. “We have an enrollment now of 23 and are prepared to host as many as 300 students by next fall.”
The first open was hosted on June 18th and the second open house is set for July 9. Prospective students will also be invited to tour the campus during an August 20th event.
The College of Golf was designed to provide individuals looking for professional golf schools an alternative to the five-year PGA Professional Golf Management program. Keiser’s students will work toward an associate of science degree in golf management at a 20,000-square-foot campus that includes a 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green.
The golf college also features advanced launch monitor technology, a TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, an interactive golf simulator and a golf club repair lab. In addition, a 4,000-square-foot indoor training area offers students access to sophisticated practice technology, video systems, launch monitors and 3D swing analysis.
“Our 16-month program has students in the classroom four days a week, three hours a day,” said Wilson, who is a PGA Master Professional. “They delve into such subjects as Golf Swing Fundamentals, Short Swing Fundamentals, Strategic Management in Golf Operations, Golf Club Fitting and Repair and Retail Management in Golf Operations.”
To ensure well-rounded students, the golf college also requires a variety of other courses. Students must complete general educational courses online in such topics of study as American literature, sociology and more.
“Students at the College of Golf come from all over the world,” he said. “With only 16 such golf colleges in the country that have regional accreditation with Keiser University, the demand is extremely high.”
Courses at the golf college are all taught by PGA Master Professionals who are inspired to help students, who range in age from about 20 to 60, realize their career goals.
Students at the golf college also have access to the nearby PGA of America Center for Golf Learning and Performance as well as practice facilities at the PGA Golf Club.
“Everyone here wants to make golf their career,” Wilson said.
Tuition to the College of Golf costs $33,500 and does not include housing or related expenses. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Students do not need to USGA handicap to qualify for enrollment.
For more information about the College of Golf or the upcoming open houses visit http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu.
About Keiser University College of Golf
The Keiser University College of Golf offers a full education for those pursuing a golf career. Its Associate of Science Degree in Golf Management covers all the subjects needed to prepare students for any job in the golf industry. As part of a comprehensive training program, the golf school has opened a 20,000 square foot facility with high-tech, state-of-the-art training equipment, with lessons from industry professionals available.