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Brock Wicker Selected PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year

Brock Wicker

On Monday, February 8th, an EKU alum will be recognized in front of his peers as the 2016 Indiana Section PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year.

EKU's Jones Cup Team Participates in National Championship

2015 EKU Jones Cup Team: (l-r) Wolfers, Collet, Bratcher, Molen and Kimmel

Five PGA Golf Management students competed in the 2015 Jones Cup on Nov. 3-4. The 36-hole event was played on the Wanamaker Course at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

EKU's team brought home an 11th place finish competing against students from 19 universities across the nation. Eastern Kentucky's No. 11 Team Score was 315-295 — 610 with individual scores of:

EKU's Professional Golf Management Program Earns PGA Reaccreditation

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EKU's PGA Professional Golf Management Program is pleased to announce that they have once again earned reaccreditation from the Professional Golfers' Association of America.

Eastern Kentucky's PGA Golf Management is Going Gold

EKU PGM Going for the Gold team

The PGA Golf Management Program would like to do our part to help raise awareness for pediatric cancer. As an organization, we have been involved with community service at the local level. We continue to teach the game of golf to children with special needs and support Eastern’s Relay for Life.

Alum Inspires New Class of Golf Professionals

PGM Director Kim Kincer with Dustin Riggs

EKU's PGA Golf Management program hosted special guests on August 27th, 2015. Mr. Dustin Riggs and Mr. Charlie Schuyler from Rehoboth Beach Country Club in Delaware brought inspirational advice to PGM students.

Tyler Collet receives Elbert Player of the Year Award

Tyler Collet

Congratulations to Mr. Tyler Collet, a junior from Cross Lanes, West Virginia, for winning the Professional Golf Management program’s Elbert Award!

This award is given to an outstanding PGM student each year based on a point system. Points are distributed based on how well students play throughout the year at tournaments and games.

Angela Schmelzer tapped for Global Sports Mentoring Program

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PGA of America's Rhona Aime and Angela Schmelzer to Serve as Mentors for U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program

Angela Schmelzer is a 2011 alum from EKU's PGA Golf Management program.

Caviness Earns Advanced PGA Certification

Tyler Caviness, EKU PGA Golf Management Program Coordinator

Tyler Caviness, Program Coordinator for EKU's PGA Golf Management Program, is among 13 PGA Professionals who have completed the requirements to achieve advanced certification through the PGA Certified Professional Program 2.0 (CPP 2.0), a valuable achievement that is aimed at further enhancing the skillset of PGA Professionals and advancing career opportunities.

EKU PGA/GM Hosts Summer Junior Golf Program

Junior golf group photo

EKU's PGA Golf Management program, in partnership with the University Club at Arlington, recently conducted their 2015 Summer Junior Program at the Colonel Golf and Learning Center. Twenty-five golf juniors, ranging in age from 5 to 16, from the University Club at Arlington participated in the week long program. 

EKU PGM Student Interviews for Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio

EKU PGA Golf Management student Craig Hicks was one of two PGA interns interviewed on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio this past month. Hicks, a junior from Aylett, Va., along with Ryan Adams, a graduate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, were on Sirius XM PGA TOUR Radio program from 5-7 pm on May 27.

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