Education is imperative for our students to be successful in the golf industry, but opportunities like attending the Honda Classic provide them with a chance to develop some very important networking skills.
Port St. Lucie, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011
Students of the Keiser University College of Golf are supporting the Honda Classic at PGA National Golf Course, located 45 minutes south of the campus. Volunteering their time for the event, students will be given opportunity to see how professional golf tournaments are conducted first-hand. Students will also have a chance to network with employers in the golf industry while the tournament takes place, possibly increasing their chances of securing employment upon graduation.
Several of the world’s top golf players will be in attendance at the tournament. Florida’s most popular player, Camilo Villegas, will be present as well as top golf player, Lee Westwood. College of Golf students will also have the opportunity to network with reigning U.S. Open champion, Graeme McDowell and from Northern Ireland, 21-year-old Rory McIlroy. They are scheduled to be on the field during the first leg of the Florida Swing from March 3-6 at the PGA National golf course in Palm Beach Gardens.
Rickie Fowler, 22, a three-time runner-up and resident of Jupiter, Florida, and Jhonattan Vegas, 26 are scheduled to participate, as well as reigning British Open champion, Louis Oosthuizen, 28. Vegas won the competition at the Bob Hope Classic on January 23, and also placed third at Torrey Pines.
Dr. Eric Wilson, Executive Director Golf Operations at the golf school, said, “Education is imperative for our students to be successful in the golf industry, but opportunities like attending the Honda Classic provide them with a chance to develop some very important networking skills. The event will be a platform for students to meet professional golf players and industry representatives alike.”
As students of one of the premier golf schools in the country, attendees will also mingle with big time golf players such as Angel Cabrera, Henrik Stenson, 1989 British Open winner, Mark Calcavecchia, and three-time major winner, Nick Price.
“This is just one step in the long journey to a successful golf career,” added Wilson, “What great excitement it is to see budding golf industry professionals meet and network with some of the biggest talent that has graced golf courses around the world.”
About Keiser University College of Golf
The Keiser University College of Golf 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 offers a 20,000 square foot facility, including 4,000+ square feet of indoor instructional space, with state-of-the-art training equipment. It also offers students access to several PGA golf courses and the PGA Center for Learning and Performance.
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