Keiser University College of Golf recently honored Douglas Young of Midlothian, who successfully completed the two-year Associate of Science degree in golf management program.

Young, who will officially graduate in June as part of the first graduating class for the Keiser University College of Golf, received commemorative pins during a brief ceremony held at the school.

Young received the congratulatory honor for completion of the required 69 credit hours that included golf club fitting and repair, retail management, tournament operations, golf course design and maintenance, golf history and many other aspects of the game and course management.

“Young, and others like him, have come from all across the country to pursue professional careers in golf, and we are very proud of his academic and personal accomplishments,” says Dr. Tom Creola, president of Keiser University College, Port St. Lucie campus. “We have taken great care to provide our students with an exemplary golf education facility, a team of world-class instructors and a learning environment that includes access to the PGA Center of Golf Learning and Performance — all of which combine to give our students unique advantages in the golf industry after their graduation.”

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.

The Keiser University College of Golf features 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. 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.