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Steinhauer promoted to Disney Head Golf Pro

Kyle Steinhauer

PGA Golf Management alum Kyle Steinhauer's career has really taken off.  A member of EKU's December 2010 inaugural PGA Golf Management Program graduating class, he has been promoted for a second time by Disney to Head Golf Professional at Lake Buena Vista in Orlando, Fl. 

While a student at EKU, Kyle finished his seven-month cooperative education experience at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Club. After completion of his co-op job, the folks at Disney were so impressed that they offered him an assistant golf professional position.

Now, less than one year later, Kyle was offered the Head Golf Professional position at Lake Buena Vista. The news is exciting for many reasons.  First because, at just 23 years-old, he is a very young head golf professional.  Second, most do not have the opportunity to become a head golf professional until they have at least five to seven years of experience.  Last, he is the first EKU PGA Golf Management graduate to attain a head professional position so quickly! 

According to Steinhauer, "Being head golf professional has fully opened my eyes to what being a manager is all about. Not only is it a total responsibility, but you also have to be a mentor and motivator of your staff which is always a work in progress. What made this experience more unique was the fact that Disney was being taken over by Arnold Palmer management. After two months, I'm already starting to see the rewards to all the hard work."

Program Director Kim Kincer commented, "It makes me think what we are doing at EKU to prepare our students for life after college is working. I am thrilled for Kyle and thrilled for EKU because he represents us well. He is already seeking EKU co-op students!"

Published on September 15, 2011

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