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PGA/Golf Management Alums return for Senior Seminar

l-r: Kincer, Frey, Stith and Duderstadt

On April 17, 2015, the PGA/Golf Management Suite was visited by three professionals that know it very well.

Alumni Matt Frey, Corey Stith, and Logan Duderstadt returned to EKU to give perspective to upcoming graduates on what it takes to make it in their chosen field after graduation.

Mr. Duderstadt (2013) has experience with the PGA of America, Colorado Golf Club and French Lick Resort. Last spring, he was elected to membership in the PGA’s New England section. Mr. Duderstadt is now with the Acushnet Company’s leadership team where he services product requests for touring professionals and high level amateurs across all worldwide golf tours.

Mr. Frey, a member of EKU’s first PGA Golf Management class, graduated in 2011 and was elected to PGA of America membership the same year. Previously, Matt has worked for the PGA of America, the Camargo Club, a former PGA Golf Professional of the Year and a national PGA officer. He has been the internet manager for PGA Magazine in Philadelphia for over two years, where he is responsible for all digital products and communications and recently received a promotion to General Manager of Digital Operations.

Mr. Stith, was also from the inaugural PGA/GM graduating class of 2006. He was a member of the Dean’s List, a Presidential Scholar, two-time player of the year, and 2010 PGM Student of the Year while at EKU. Upon graduation, Mr. Stith became the assistant golf professional at Louisville Country Club and was named the LCC employee of the year for 2012. He is currently the Head Golf Professional at Tates Creek Golf Course in Lexington and actively participates in tournaments in the Kentucky Section of the PGA.

Current seniors had the opportunity to ask questions of their soon-to-be fellow alumni, and gain a better perspective of what the industry will be like upon entering it themselves very soon.

“It was good to have PGA Golf Management graduates on campus to speak to seniors in BTS 400.  It was the first time we have had graduates on campus to present to current students. We are very proud of these three young men and the many other PGA Golf Management graduates,”  said Ms. Kim Kincer, Director of the Golf Management program.

Mr. Frey agreed with the sentiment. “It was an honor to present along with these two great PGA Professionals at EKU today!”

-written by McKenna Bowling, Student Assistant
Office of the Dean, EKU College of Business and Technology

Published on April 27, 2015

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