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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. We want to expand our efforts and make a contribution that can help doctors and researchers find a cure for a disease that is affecting 43 additional kids per day on average.

The Tournament Committee will be hosting the “Colonel Cup” on Oct. 30 & 31. This two day event is a major championship for our program, one of two hosted this fall semester. On Friday, we will be wearing gold shirts to raise awareness for childhood cancer. We plan to take photos of the group and post them to our social media accounts, as well as obtain coverage from the Eastern Progress. We want to gain as much exposure for the event as possible. If people are being introduced and reminded of childhood cancer, then we are doing our job to raise awareness.

We also want to raise money for the cause. We have reached out to local businesses for their support as well. For every birdie made in the tournament Friday, businesses will be able to donate a preset amount toward our effort in raising money and awareness for childhood cancer. Businesses were also given the option to buy a team instead. This money will all be contributed to the Go Gold Fund which is dedicated to helping pediatric cancer patients and their families, and ultimately finding a cure.


EKU's PGA Golf Management Program is accredited by the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA) for the Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, PGA Golf Management Option. Eastern Kentucky University's PGA Golf Management program is an option within the College of Business and Technology's Department of Management, Marketing and International Business. The College's School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Graduates of EKU's PGA Golf Management program earn a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Marketing and the PGM option. Students receive a comprehensive business education that prepares them for responsible positions in the golf industry. The PGA Golf Management component contains 34 credit hours of 130 credit hours required to earn a BBA degree. Upon graduation a PGA Golf Management student from EKU will be eligible to apply for PGA Membership.

Contact Information

Craig Hicks

804-543-1447

Published on October 29, 2015

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