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Students at Keiser University College of Golf are conductingresearch on golf ball performance for an independent golf ball testingorganization. Students Benji and Michelle Williams (husband and wife) areheading up the test involving 10 different brands of golf balls hit by playersof three different skill levels (intermediate, mid-level, and advanced) on theForesight Golf Launch Monitor system.

 

Hitting wedges, seven-irons, and drivers (ten balls witheach club), data are collected on launch angle, carry distance, roll-outdistance, spin rate, ball speed, swing speed, and shot shape.

 

Benji and Michelle recruited students of differing skilllevels and used College of Golf staff for the advanced level player. Playerswill also be asked to test the golf balls on the golf course, once testing iscompleted on the launch monitor. Benji and Michelle will compile data andforward it to the independent testing organization.

 

The research/testing partnership was initiated by Benji andMichelle and is another example of how Keiser University College of Golfstudents get first-hand experience in the golf industry.

 

Learn more about what The College of Golf at KeiserUniversity has to offer on our website: http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu/.

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Keiser University College of Golf reached an enrollment of 200 students at the September 24thstart. Most, if not all of these students, are attending this college to earnan Associate of Science Degree in Golf Management, then use this degree toenter the Golf Industry in a variety of positions, from playing professional toassistant golf professional.

 

Inherent in the job titles isthe word “professional.” How many people know the definition of professionalismor understand the concept of what determines the true professional in any lineof work? Merriam-webster.com defines professionalism as “the conduct, aims, orqualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person.”Another definition is “a set of internalized character strengths and valuesdirected toward high-quality service to others through one’s work.” T

 

he following characteristicswere compiled by students when they were requested to develop a list ofprofessional qualities of successful people:

*Be there and be there ontime (all the time)

*Strong work ethic

*Excellent appearance andgrooming

*Outstanding quality of work

*Ability to solve problems

*Attention to detail

*Team-oriented

*Consistent

*Able to follow and enforcerules and regulations

*Exceed expectations

*Stay late, if necessary

*Do more than what is asked

*Positive attitude

*Effective communicator

*Polite and respectful ofothers

*Set and maintain highstandards

 

These qualities apply equallyin school, on the golf course, and in the work environment. Strive to achievethese traits, and you will gain the recognition of being a true professional.

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How Much is Too Much?

Posted by CollegeofGolf Sep 14, 2011

When I give correctivelessons to students at Keiser University College of Golf, I try to get them to exaggerate corrections in their swings or in how they use the golf club. If someone is slicing due to an open clubface, I want him/her to learn to hit bighooks. Once students know what it feels like to hit big hooks and slices, theycan then develop a feel for hitting smaller hooks and slices, the first step ingaining control of the clubface/path.

 

One of my favorite sayings concerning the golf swing is “You don’t know what too much is until you get there.” What may initially feel like too much (too strong/weak a grip, too flat/upright a swing,too far/close from the ball, too much weight front/back, etc.), may actually be what works best for that student.

 

As Cochran and Stobbs stated in The Search for the Perfect Swing, “Once a golfer has reached the stage of having, in the loose golfing terminology, ‘a swing’, he should deliberately introduce variations and extra difficulty into practice sessions. By so doing he broadens his experience (increases the variety of memory traces) and develops alternative nerve and muscle routes forproducing acceptable shots.”

 

Furthermore, The Search for the Perfect Swing explains the purpose of practice: “This brings us to the essential purpose of practice. This may surprise some readers. It isn’t to ‘groove’ a swing, but to build up a series of alternative ‘routes’ whereby almost identical swings can be produced – swings that result in acceptable,though not in every case perfect, golf shots.” Consequently, my advice is to practice exaggerations, develop a repeating swing that produces acceptable results, dedicate time to your short game, and find a PGA Professional who will provide support and guidance on your journey to golfing excellence.

 

Want to learn more about the College of Golf at Keiser University? Visit our site: http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu/

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What It Takes to Be#1

Posted by CollegeofGolf Sep 2, 2011

While perusing Vince Lombardi Jr.’s book about his father (What It Takes To Be #1), I came across Chapter 5, titled “Developing Winning Habits”

 

In this chapter, Lombardi shares his father’s nine rules:

1) Own your habits – Search out and identify your beliefs and the habits that grow out of them.  

2) Use your courage – When necessary, pick flight, but otherwise be brave and fight!

3) Embrace your passion – Jump into your passion with both feet, and bring others along with you.

4) Be prepared to sacrifice – Sacrifice and self-denial lie behind every success.

5) Demand total commitment – Demand it first from yourself and then from others around you.

6) Weed out the uncommitted – The organization that wins is populated by winners.

7) Work at it – Don’t buy the myth of the overnight success; invest in your talent.

8) Be disciplined on and off the field – Discipline takes different forms, but it always pertains.

9) Be mentally tough – Use your toughness to beat setbacks; use your toughness to seek out new challenges.

 

These nine habits are equally applicable to golf as they are to football and life in general. If you want to get your game in shape, read Lombardi’s book and integrate the concepts into your practice and play regimens.

 

Interested in learning more about Dr. Eric Wilson, or the College of Golf at Keiser University? Visit our website: http://collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu/

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Age 9 – Kicked in the head by a horse and presumed dead.  Mother dies.

 

Age 22 – Worked as a clerk at a store and slept in back.

 

Age 23 – Lost job.  Ran for State Legislature and was defeated.

 

Age 24 – Failed in business.  His store goes under leaving him badly in debt.

 

Age 26 – His sweetheart dies.

 

Age 27 – Suffers a nervous breakdown.

 

Age 28 – Asks his new sweetheart to marry him.  She turns him down and breaks up with him.

 

Age 29 – Defeated in his bid for State Speaker.

 

Age 34 – Defeated in his nomination to Congress.

 

Age 39 – Defeated in his second nomination to Congress.

 

Age 40 – Rejected for job as a Land Officer.

 

Age 45 – Defeated in his bid for U.S. Senate.

 

Age 47 – Defeated as a nominee for Vice President.

 

Age 49 – Defeated again in his bid for U.S. Senate.

 

Age 51 – Elected President of the United   States – Abraham Lincoln.

 

MOTTO: Don’t give up, don’t ever give up - on your golf game or yourself!

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1.    Don’t try to do what you can’t do.

 

 

*Research shows you must be less than a 10 handicap to hit a medium sized green from 150 yards out with a perfect lie.

 

*Unless you can create a clubhead speed of 85mph, you can hit a 3-wood as far as a driver.

 

*For advanced players, it’s almost as difficult to make putts just outside of 12 feet as it is to make them from 40 feet.

 

*Advanced players (handicaps of 12 and below) must learn the fundamentals of shotmaking, the ability to hit shots of different shapes and trajectories.  Practice the shots you don’t like and play with the shots you like.

 

*Play to your strengths:  1. Player’s strength vs. Hole’s weakness (look for holes that favor your “natural” shots).  2. Player’s strength vs. Hole’s strength (try to fit your shot to the hole).  3. Player’s weakness vs. Hole’s weakness (play away from what is most comfortable for you; playing away from your natural shot is better than aiming at trouble).  4. Player’s weakness vs. Hole’s strength (avoid this situation at all cost; this situation almost always invites disaster).

 

2.    Don’t aim where a straight shot will get you in trouble.

 

 

*Substantially more penalty shots are incurred from poor starting direction than from curve, by a ratio of almost 12 to 1.  Aiming at or near trouble almost assures that you will get there.

 

*Aim away from trouble and curve the ball toward trouble.

 

*Strategies to fit the shots:  1. Tee shot should be less aggressive than the other shots.  The objective is to put the ball in a position to use the easier shots.  For most players, the proper club is rarely more than a 3-wood.  2. Advancement shot should make the next shot as easy as possible.  For most players, the proper club is rarely more than a 4 or 5-wood.  3. Target shots are ones with which you expect to hit the green.  The advanced player’s target zone rarely exceeds 150-175 yards.  4. Partial shots are all less-than-full shots around the green, including putts, chips, pitches and bunker shots.  Priority should be “on” first, “close” second and “in” third.  5. Trouble shots are those you need when you have placed your ball where you don't want it.  Don’t follow a bad shot with a bad decision.

 

3.   To achieve best results, always follow the same procedure.

 

 

*Warm up.  Loosen muscles to enhance play and discourage injury.  Determine which swings are available that day.  Identify ball flight tendencies that might change your planning.

 

*Work your plan.  Don’t try to catch up or push your game beyond your capabilities.

 

*Get in the proper frame of mind.  Select a swing.  Select a target.  Select a club.  Drive a familiar road (develop a consistent pre-shot approach and use it in practice and on the course).

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I was lucky to discover a reprint of an old golf book, The Soul of Golf, by P. A. Vaile, published in 1912 (available on Amazon.com) – what an interesting read! Even back in the days of hickory shafts, golfers were seemingly obsessed with improving their games and studying books filled with suggestions and philosophies. Chapter headings include The Soul of Golf, The Mystery of Golf, Putting, The Fallacies of Golf, The Distribution of Weight, The Power of the Left, The Function of the Eyes, The Master Stroke, The Action of the Wrists, The Flight of the Golf Ball, The Golf Ball, The Construction of Clubs, and The Literature of Golf. See if the following sounds somewhat familiar:

 

“It will be readily understood by those who have followed me that I consider that golf has been badly served by those who have essayed to teach it by books. The main, if not indeed the whole, cause of the trouble is the manner in which writer after writer has allowed himself to be influenced by the work of those who have preceded him. This is neither amusing nor instructive. The essence of progress is research. We cannot progress in anything by repeating parrot-like the fallacies of those who have preceded us.

I want to make it particularly plain that this book aims at absolutely dispelling the fog and mist, the obscurity and the falseness which now clusters about the game of golf. One dear old chap was explaining to me how he tries to drive. He said ‘When I get to the top of the swing I have so many things to remember that I get all of a dither and mess it up hopelessly.’ Could anyone express it better?

 

About seventy-five per cent of the golfers who follow the usual tuition are ‘all of a dither.’ The whole trouble is that they are given too much to think of during the stroke. I am certain that the secret of success in golf is to eliminate the necessity of thinking and theorizing on the links. This, I contend, can be done by knowing, not merely reading, the contents of this book.”

 

This is merely one example of an intriguing compilation of thoughts, beliefs, philosophies, opinions, and suggestions contained in this almost-100-year-old book. Should you decide to peruse this tome, please be aware that the equipment used in 1912 is significantly different from today’s, and, therefore, some information may be presented which directly contradicts modern-day instruction. Happy reading!

 

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.. — The nation’s largest golf college, Keiser University College of Golf is proud to announce it will sponsor junior golf tournaments at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Fla., on April 16, 2011, and at Innisbrook Resort in Innisbrook, Fla., on May 28, 2011. Both events are part of the 2011 Florida Junior Tour (FJT) series of events by the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA).

“We’re very excited to encourage youth participation in the game of golf and to support our local communities in the great State of Florida,” says John McMurray, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf. “The Florida Junior Tour is well-known for providing affordable, high level competitions for all junior golfers. Regardless of whether these young players go on to great golf careers, or become teaching professionals, or just play the game with their friends and family, they are the future of our industry and the game.”

The Florida Junior Tour is for all junior golfers 13- to 18-years-old that have not graduated high school and started attending college. Tournaments holds tournaments at top courses across the state, and are primarily 36-hole events with fields up to 84 players (66 boys and 18 girls). The FJT was formed in 2004 by the Florida State Golf Association, one of the largest golf associations in the United States with more than 180,000 members and 400 volunteer committee members who serve as rules officials and course raters.

The Keiser University College of Golf — the golf industry’s newest educational facility — 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. 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.

The College of Golf at Keiser University program prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry, from golf courses to professional golf schools. 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.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

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. For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.. — The nation’s largest golf college, Keiser University College of Golf will be partnering with Florida high schools this month, introducing students to the fun opportunities and benefits of a professional career in golf. Representatives from Keiser University College of Golf will participate in Career Days held at the Indian River Charter High School in Vero, Fla., on April 11, 2011, and at Golden Gate High School in Fort Myers, Fla., on April 29, 2011.

“Having the right information and knowing your options is a real must for young adults considering their professional career paths after high school, and golf is a fun and fulfilling career choice for thousands of students across the country,” says John McMurray, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf. “Our program at Keiser University College of Golf offers an Associate of Science in Golf Management that includes access to the golf industry’s newest and technologically advanced educational facilities as well as the PGA Center of Golf. It’s a great combination that really gives our students unmatched educational opportunities.”

The golf industry’s newest educational facility, 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. 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.

The College of Golf at Keiser University program prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry, from golf courses to professional golf schools. 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.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

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. For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.. —  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 Keiser University College of Golf 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 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.

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.

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Keiser University College of Golf students had the unique opportunity to volunteer for the Honda Classic Golf Tournament at PGA National Golf Club last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Over 50 students shared their time in hospitality tents, conducting surveys for the National Golf Foundation, and working behind the scenes in Tournament Operations as Rory Sabbatini captured the event by one stroke.
Students worked four or five hour shifts each day, and then had the chance to follow competitors during their rounds and learn first-hand how the best in the world play and score. One of our students collected over 25 autographs on a tournament flag, including last year’s winner Camilo Villegas and this year’s winner Rory Sabbatini. He then donated the flag to hang in the halls of Keiser University College of Golf.
Many of our student volunteers networked and made contacts that will benefit them in their future careers in the golf industry. A lot of student volunteers spent time at the range and the pitching/putting green watching the different warm up and practice routines of the stars. If you ever get a chance to attend a PGA Tour event, you need to spend time on the range and short game areas to appreciate how good these players are.
The next volunteer opportunity for Keiser University College of Golf students is this coming weekend during the Monmouth College/Keiser University College of Golf Spring Invitational College Golf Tournament, where nine men’s teams and 4 women’s teams will compete Friday and Saturday at the PGA Golf Club Wanamaker Course.

 

If you're like to get involved visit our site at College of Golf or join the conversation on Facebook!

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Breaking The Slump

Posted by CollegeofGolf Feb 28, 2011

Tiger Woods loses in the first round of the WGC Match Play Championship – so what’s new? The media claim he’s in a slump, and it’s kind of hard to argue that he isn’t. Is Tiger’s slump physical (swing change), mental (life style change), both, or neither? I just finished reading Breaking the Slump by Jimmy Roberts, a collection of interviews of golfing greats about how they broke out of their slumps. The list included Paul Azinger, Jack Nicklaus, David Duval, Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Steve Stricker, and others. Insights offered by each of these golfing legends were very interesting. Roberts states “A slump is a frightening thing, but as player after player told me: don’t panic.” Palmer’s advice: “Just slow down.” Love: “Try less hard.” Nicklaus: “The first thing you have to do when you’re having a problem is get away from it.” Duval: “At all costs, protect your confidence.” Stricker: “Your swing is a product of your mind. Keep a positive attitude.” Roberts sums it up: “Golf, like life, is just too sweet to spend time mired in what’s wrong, especially when you can do something to make it right. If you choose to play this game, Marley’s ghost will likely visit you from time to time. The trick is not letting those rattling chains scare you so much.” These interviews offer looks at champions in their most vulnerable times – we can all learn from them.

 

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The Impact Zone

Posted by CollegeofGolf Feb 23, 2011

If you haven’t read Bobby Clampett’s book, The Impact Zone, you are missing a great opportunity to learn more about how the best players in the world deliver the golf club to the ball through the impact zone and how you may be able to improve your own ball striking and scoring. Mr. Clampett lists his Five Dynamics of the Golf Swing based on his personal experience and anecdotal research. They are:
1) The Flat Left Wrist at Impact
2) The Forward Swing Bottom
3) Loading the Club on the Backswing
4) Lagging the Load Through Impact
5) Swinging the Club Along a Straight Plane Line Through the Impact Zone. While each of these dynamics is critical to using the golf club effectively in the swing, the one dynamic which is of most interest is The Forward Swing Bottom. Based on observations, Mr. Clampett shows that the center of the divot for irons (and believe it or not, even the driver) is four to five inches in front of the golf ball for the best players in the world – PGA Tour Professionals. Master this dynamic, and you will definitely improve your ball striking on all shots from the chip shot to the tee ball. As a matter of fact, Mr. Clampett asserts that for every inch you can move the bottom of your divot forward, you will see a four stroke reduction in your score. This is a “must-read” book, whether you agree with Mr. Clampett’s conclusions or not. I am one who agrees with his premises, and I strongly encourage you to explore the Five Dynamics of the Golf Swing in The Impact Zone.
Want to learn more about earning a golf degree at The College of Golf visit our website at The College of Golf.

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PGA Show Orlando 6.jpgThe 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., rolled out the red carpet for more than 40,000 industry leaders, PGA professionals and retailers from around the world, and Keiser University College of Golf students saw it all. This year, Keiser University College of Golf students received a coveted insiders' look during the golf industry's biggest showcase event of the year.

 

"The PGA Show is an experience like no other in the golf industry, and our students took full advantage of the opportunity to try new products and to make contact with possible future employers," says John Murray, vice president of Keiser University College of Golf. "At Keiser University College of Golf, we make great efforts to include our students in all aspects of the golf industry and giving them a chance to be part of the PGA Show is an experience you simply can't get from books or classroom study. Everyone had a great time, and having fun is still a big part of the golf industry."

McMurray points out that while there are other golf colleges in the country, Keiser University is uniquely located near PGA events and facilities where students receive once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that truly enhance their education. In addition to being able to attend the PGA Merchandise Show, for example, students receive access to the highly acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance where they can routinely practice on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility and extensive putting greens.

Keiser University College of Golf, the golf industry's newest educational facility, 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.

 

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 www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

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. For more information, visit www.keiseruniversity.edu.

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In Sam Froggatte’s (CEO Eyeline Golf) January 21st email, he references Deliberate Practice and Anders Ericsson’s article on “Deliberate Practice and Acquisition of Expert Performance: A General Overview.” Eyeline Golf (www.eyelinegolf.com) has an incredible array of training aids and information to aid every level of golfer in his/her quest for improved performance and lower scores. In reviewing Ericsson’s article, he states “Significant improvements in performance were realized when individuals were 1) given a task with a well-defined goal, 2) motivated to improve, 3) provided with feedback, and 4) provided with ample opportunities for repetition and gradual refinements of their performance.” Before jumping right into a training scenario, every golfer should go through a skill level assessment to provide a “blueprint” of what specific areas of the game require/desire improvement. These areas include: Pre-Swing Fundamentals (Grip, Aim, Setup), In-Swing Fundamentals (Technique, Consistency, Accuracy, Distance, Balance), Short Game (Partial Wedges, Pitching, Chipping, Bunker Play, Putting), Course Management, Mental Game, Rules/ Etiquette, and Equipment Evaluation. Once the golfer has a clear picture of his/her abilities and has decided which skills require improvement, then effective training can begin and Deliberate Practice can be introduced. Otherwise, beginning a training session without an assessment would be like beginning a trip without a map; whichever road you choose will get you there, but it may not be where you want to go.

 

The Associate of Science degree with a major in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry, from golf courses to professional golf schools. Keiser University is an established, regionally accredited Level V Ph.D. institution.

 

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.

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