PGM Students Attend National PGA Leadership Conference
The PGA Golf Management University Leadership Conference, supported by Callaway Golf, was held April 14-15, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Each of the 20 accredited PGA Golf Management universities send two student representatives who possess leadership qualities at their respective schools to attend this prestigious conference.
Logan Duderstadt (junior from West Chester, Ohio) and Parker Brandt (sophomore from Ooltewah, Tenn.) represented the Eastern Kentucky University PGA Golf Management Program. According to Brandt, “Upon our arrival we didn’t know a single person, however, after two days of golf and participating in a common passion, I felt as though I knew everyone for years.”
Over the course of two days students participate in various seminars covering leadership skills and the new Golf 2.0 initiative, while also playing two rounds of golf at PGA Golf Club.
Duderstadt commented, “The best part of the conference was getting to meet and create relationships with fellow PGA Golf Management students from across the nation as well as some PGA members holding prominent positions in our association. We played two rounds of golf on championship courses and had a fun time.”
Player Development and Recruiting Coordinator Ross Lingenfelder said, “The PGA Leadership Conference is a great opportunity for PGA Golf Management students to network with leaders of the PGA of America as well as fellow PGA Golf Management students from other PGA accredited universities. EKU PGA Golf Management student leaders are able to bring back new ideas to EKU through discussion in the classroom as well as on the golf course. I still have fond memories of attending the PGA Leadership Conference as a student many years ago.”
Mr. Ross Lingenfelder
Published on April 15, 2012