For anyone who loves golf, the PGA TOUR is an incredible experience and we’re very pleased to provide our students with a real hands-on education in the golf industry.
Port St. Lucie, Fla (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Students from the Keiser University College of Golf received a true PGA TOUR experience as volunteers during The Honda Classic at PGA National Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. More than 50 golf school students shared their time providing customer service within hospitality tents, conducting surveys for the National Golf Foundation and working behind the scenes in tournament operations as Rory Sabbatini won the event by one stroke.
“For anyone who loves golf, the PGA TOUR is an incredible experience and we’re very pleased to provide our students with a real hands-on education in the golf industry,” says John McMurray, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf. “Many of our student volunteers networked and made contacts that will greatly benefit them in their future careers, and others spent time at the driving range and the pitching/putting green watching the pros practice. Seeing these players in person allows you to truly appreciate how good these players are.”
McMurray also commented that one student collected over 25 autographs on a tournament flag — including last year's Honda Classic champion, Camilo Villegas, and this year's winner, Rory Sabbatini — and then donated the flag to hang in the halls of Keiser University College of Golf.
“That tournament flag is now a great symbol for other students attending Keiser University of how the college gives them a comprehensive learning experience that goes far beyond the classroom,” adds McMurray.
Keiser University College of Golf, the golf industry’s newest educational facility, features a 20,000-square-foot facility including a 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green, advanced launch monitor technology, TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, an interactive golf simulator provided by ForeGolf powered by SIRGUL, and a golf club repair lab.
From golf courses to professional golf schools, the College of Golf at Keiser University prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. Keiser University is an established, regionally accredited Level V Ph.D. institution. Arthur Keiser, Ph.D. has been recognized as a leader and national expert in career-focused, workforce-driven education in Florida for more than 30 years, however, the College of Golf is a first for the statewide university best known for its healthcare, business and information technology graduates.
Students interested in attending Keiser University College of Golf can inquire at the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu/; or call 888.355.4465.
About Keiser University
Keiser University is Florida's leading statewide provider of career-focused, post-secondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves approximately 18,000 students seeking doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees in over 50 high demand programs at its 15 campuses and through its online and Graduate School divisions including the golf academy. The Graduate School offers the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and the MBA among a variety of master's degrees in physician assistant, education and criminal justice. Keiser University's reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division and educational agreements in Eastern Europe and Asia.