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EKU Alum Qualified and Competes in 2016 PGA Professional Championship

Martin with the PGA Professional Championship trophy

The summer of 2016 provided a first for the EKU PGA Golf Management Program. Alex Martin, a 2011 graduate, qualified for and competed in the 2016 PGA Professional Championship held at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. 

Look where EKU PGM interns are working in 2016!

Google Maps of 2016 PGM Internship Sites

EKU PGM Professional Golf Management students are taking on some of the best golf courses and resorts for this year's internship assignments.  For the 2016 season, 69 internship sites are employing EKU PGM students for one of their five required 3-month co-op/internship experiences.

PGM Seniors Recognized for Outstanding Achievement

2016 PGM seniors

On Friday, May 13th, outstanding seniors from the PGA Professional Golf Management program were recognized for their achievements at the 2016 Senior Reception, held at the Mule Barn at the University Club at Arlington.

One hundred people were in attendance for the event, including friends and family of the students recognized for awards or graduation.

2016 S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award goes to Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks

EKU's PGA Golf Management program is pleased to announce that Craig Hicks has been selected as recipient of the S.J. Garner Student Excellence Award for 2015-16. Craig is a senior Marketing, PGA Professional Golf Management major from Aylett, Va. He received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards reception in April.

2016 PGA Golf Management Students of the Year

2016 students of the year

EKU's PGA Golf Management program is pleased to announce the 2016 Student of the Year Awards.  Students were selected based on their excellence both inside and outside the classroom.

Giaccini Receives PGM 2016 Director's Award

Stefanie Giaccini

Senior Stefanie Giaccini from Richmond received the 2016 Director’s Award for service and dedication to Eastern Kentucky University's PGA Golf Management program for the academic year. She received the award at the PGA Golf Management spring awards ceremony in April.

Kincer Cup Goes to North Team for 2nd Consecutive Year

Kincer Cup golf teams

May 6th marked the Kincer Cup competition hosted by EKU’s Professional Golf Management (PGM) program. The Kincer Cup is named after EKU’s PGM Director, Ms. Kim Kincer.

This one-day event allows 24 of the top point earning students from both the fall and spring semester tour events to battle for bragging rights in a 36-hole, North vs. South team match-up.

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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