Keiser University Golf School Students Attend 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL

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Keiser University College of Golf students visited the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL, which was held from January 25-28 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event provided the chance to see new golf-related products and network with possible future employers.

At Keiser University College of Golf, we directly prepare students for their future, and this involves more than just classroom education.

Keiser University College of Golf students had yet another opportunity to be at the heart of the golf industry when they attended the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando this past January. New products such as golf clubs and training aids were shown on the show floor, and students of the golf school had the opportunity to try them out while having the invaluable opportunity to network with professionals in the golf industry.

The 58th PGA Merchandise Show hosted over 40,000 industry leaders, PGA professionals, and retailers from around the world. Product launches, educational seminars and a busy schedule reflected a rising momentum in the economy that students of golf schools such as Keiser University College of Golf can be optimistic about. Among the many networking opportunities for students were the 1,000 companies that attended. Of these, 225 appeared at the PGA Merchandise Show for the first time.

Dr. Eric Wilson, Executive Director of Golf Operations, said, “At Keiser University College of Golf, we directly prepare students for their future, and this involves more than just classroom education. The PGA Merchandise Show offered them the chance to thrive where the best of the golf industry assembles to experience innovation first-hand.”

Students of the Keiser University golf school also attended the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show Education Conference, which included over 65 seminars that explored issues, trends and developments in the golf business. Cutting edge issues such as social media, new technology and the environment were discussed, so education was definitely part of the agenda, if not on a more beneficial level of being current to today’s industry issues.

Also at the event were products that have yet to be released, as part of the Inventors’ Spotlight Pavilion, as well as a Career Fair. Students also had the chance to try out the latest golf fitness, training, and travel products and also see new apparel.

“In addition to exploring the new products and taking in a new experience, students were able to network with the best in the industry as well as build their own reputations. We are proud of them as individuals striving to succeed on the knowledge Keiser University has instilled in them,” added Wilson.

About Keiser University College of Golf
The Keiser University College of Golf, located not far from several PGA golf courses in the state of Florida, enables students to earn an Associates of Science Degree in Golf Management in 16 months. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges, the golf school integrates education and training in a 20,000 square foot facility, which includes high-tech training equipment in a 4,000+ square foot indoor instructional space. Universal access to the PGA Center for Learning and Performance provides students with the opportunity to expand their education beyond the walls of the golf school campus.

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