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April 2016

Teams Win Cash Prizes at Idea State U

From left, the Simple Circle Team: Craig Hicks, Konnor Kimmel and Austin Molen

Their product is called Simple Circle, but it took hours of painstaking work to propel a trio of Eastern Kentucky University PGA Professional Golf Management students to a third-place finish, and a $10,000 prize, in the business plan division of the recent Idea State U competition.

Bunge and Oliphant intern at The Masters in Augusta, Ga.

photo from Facebook.com/MastersNews

EKU PGA Professional Golf Management seniors Christopher Bunge (Lexington, Ky.) and Kolby Oliphant (Cookeville, Tenn.) volunteered at the prestigious 2016 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., April 4th-April 10th.

EKU Voices: Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks with NASCAR star Jeff Gordon

Golf and NASCAR don’t usually find each other in the same thought, but don’t tell me that.

Since I was 3 years old, I have been cheering on Jeff Gordon and the iconic number 24 team on and off the track. There are not many races I have missed, fewer than my two hands can count. NASCAR is my passion, but it does not stand alone.

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