Golf News – March 27, 2014

Golf News – March 27, 2014

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Wilson Staff Launches Its Online Club Fitter

CHICAGO, March 26, 2014 – Like fingerprints, every golfer is unique with an individualized swing and approach to the game. With varying setup preferences, ball striking consistency and ball flight control, there’s no one-club-fits-all model for selecting irons and woods. That’s the idea behind the new and improved twelve-club Online Club Fitter from Wilson Staff.

The Wilson Staff research and development team utilized feedback from in-person custom fittings to list a set of questions that differentiate one player from another. The Club Fitter resulted to accommodate for the wide range of responses.

“This is not a replacement to a scheduled fitting with a PGA professional,” explains Global Director of Marketing, Doug Thiel. “We strongly encourage players to get on a launch monitor and analyze the numbers. But this will help players walk into their golf shop aware of their starting point.”

The Club Fitter explains terminology throughout the process, and through videos, teaches the characteristics of Feel, Control and Distance players in Wilson Staff’s F-C-D fitting system.

Wilson Staff is hosting a sweepstakes on social media surrounding the Club Fitter to engage golfers in finding out if they are F, C or D players. Users can share the equipment recommended to them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #makeitpersonal. (Example: “I got fit online for @WilsonGolf C100 irons and FG Tour M3 woods/hybrids. #makeitpersonal”). On June 1, three entries – one F, one C and one D player – will be randomly drawn to win their full set and a neXus bag.

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Phil Mickelson back at Valero Texas Open in quest to prepare for Masters

SAN ANTONIO – Phil Mickelson made his only other Valero Texas Open appearance in 1992, so long ago that the event was only his 11th professional start on the PGA Tour.
Lefty is back – to the surprise of two-time Texas Open champion Zach Johnson.

“Phil’s playing here?” Johnson asked Wednesday, a day before the start of play. “I had no idea.”

Preparing for the Masters, Mickelson was a surprise entry.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Keiser University College Of Golf & Sport Management Tee Up For Marine Corps Scholarships

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. –  The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) has always been dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, so the university eagerly participated in the 2014 Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Charity Golf Tournament recently held at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Keiser University COGSM sponsored a four-man team – comprised of staff and faculty members John McMurry, Dr. Eric Wilson, Brian Hughes, and Ken Martin – who successfully scored second-place at the event. The men shot a 12-under-par 60 and won $250 in a special ‘bazooka’ golf-ball firing, which they immediately donated back to the Scholarship Foundation.

“Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management is a strong supporter of our nation’s military, and we’re very proud to have taken part in this year’s Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Charity Golf Tournament,” says John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. “Veterans currently make up about 25 percent of our student population at Keiser University COGSM so we understand the unique needs that many our veterans’ families face. As a result, we work hard to accommodate our nation’s veterans through a variety of scholarships and assistance programs that support them in obtaining a high-quality education for the golf industry.”

The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children and gives special focus to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in combat, or who have demonstrated financial need. Since its founding in 1962, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 30,000 scholarships valued at more than $80 million. During the recent 2013-2014 academic year, the Scholarship Foundation awarded more than $6.6 million in scholarships to 2,040 students. For information or donations, visit www.mcsf.org

Keiser University COGSM degree in Golf Management prepares students for a wide 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. Keiser University COGSM’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree (with a concentration in golf management) focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.

For information on attending Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

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Andrew Bogren

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