Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2010) — The golf industry’s newest educational facility, Keiser University’s College of Golf, recently hosted 36 children from the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency in Fort Pierce, Fla., for a fun-filled day at the university’s new state-of-the-practice facility. Several KU golf college students volunteered to provide basic golf instruction to the children, many of whom are from distressed family situations.
"The response from the children and the other attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and I know that many who left the event expressed a strong desire to learn and play the game," says Dr. Eric Wilson, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf and a PGA Master Professional. "Golf is a game that presents both physical and mental challenges, and it’s a great way for people of all ages to build character and develop relationships with others. We’re really excited to have had the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization here, and we’re looking forward to more events in the future."
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child, is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters live in single-parent and low-income families, or households where a parent is incarcerated. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps families by improving the odds that children will perform better in school and avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. Headquartered in Philadelphia with a network of nearly 400 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves a quarter million children annually. For more information, go to www.BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
The College of Golf recently began holding classes for their Associate of Science in Golf Management Program in a 20,000-square-foot facility that 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. The acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is also accessible to golf academy students for practicing on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility, and extensive putting green complex.
The College of Golf at Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree with a major in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry, from the golf course to a professional golf school. 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 www.CollegeofColf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.
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.