Dr. Wilson has been a tireless advocate for the Special Olympics golf program over the years, and his volunteerism and leadership have truly been inspirational for all the students and faculty at Keiser University College of Golf.
Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) November 14, 2011
Keiser University College of Golf Program is pleased to announce that Eric Wilson, Ph.D., PGA Master Professional and executive director of golf operations, has been named the recipient of the Conrad Rehling Award for his contributions to the growth of Special Olympics Golf.
Named for former University of Alabama golf coach Conrad Rehling, the annual Conrad Rehling Award recognizes PGA members who have excelled locally, regionally and nationally in the promotion and development of Special Olympics Golf and Special Olympics Golf Athletes. Rehling spearheaded the PGA of America's efforts to introduce golf to Special Olympics, and his relentless drive helped establish the program that is now offered across the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide.
“We are very proud of Dr. Wilson’s receipt of the Conrad Rehling Award and we congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition by the PGA of America,” says Dr. Arthur Keiser, Chancellor of Keiser University. “Dr. Wilson has been a tireless advocate for the Special Olympics golf program over the years, and his volunteerism and leadership have truly been inspirational for all the students and faculty at Keiser University College of Golf.”
The Keiser University College of Golf features a 20,000-square-foot facility includes 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 equipped by Mitchell Golf Equipment. Students also receive access to the highly acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance where they can practice on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility and extensive putting greens. Keiser University College of Golf also gives students daily access to PGA Master Professionals, such as Brian Hughes and Dr. Eric Wilson, as well as Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher T.J. Tomasi, Ph.d.
Keiser University's Associate of Science degree in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain.
For more information on attending Keiser University College of Golf, contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at http://www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.
About Keiser University
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit, Level V SACS accredited university serving approximately 18,000 students seeking doctoral, master's, bachelor's and associate degrees in over 60 programs. In its 35th year serving Florida, the University holds top national and state rankings in production of associate degree graduates in health professions and related sciences, including nursing, and over 60 percent of students annually graduate within S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields. Keiser University is comprised of 14 campuses throughout Florida, a Graduate School and a nationally recognized College of Golf. The University's educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and a branch campus in Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit http://www.keiseruniversity.edu.