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Teams Win Cash Prizes at Idea State U

From left, the Simple Circle Team: Craig Hicks, Konnor Kimmel and Austin Molen

Their product is called Simple Circle, but it took hours of painstaking work to propel a trio of Eastern Kentucky University PGA Professional Golf Management students to a third-place finish, and a $10,000 prize, in the business plan division of the recent Idea State U competition.

Bunge and Oliphant intern at The Masters in Augusta, Ga.

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EKU PGA Professional Golf Management seniors Christopher Bunge (Lexington, Ky.) and Kolby Oliphant (Cookeville, Tenn.) volunteered at the prestigious 2016 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., April 4th-April 10th.

EKU Voices: Craig Hicks

Craig Hicks with NASCAR star Jeff Gordon

Golf and NASCAR don’t usually find each other in the same thought, but don’t tell me that.

Since I was 3 years old, I have been cheering on Jeff Gordon and the iconic number 24 team on and off the track. There are not many races I have missed, fewer than my two hands can count. NASCAR is my passion, but it does not stand alone.

EKU Entrepreneurship Teams bring home Idea State U top prizes

PGA Golf Management team accepts Business Plan Division award

EKU's student entrepreneurship teams, under the direction of faculty advisor Laura Barthel, once again brought home first and third place prizes from the Regional IDEA State University Competition held in Prestonsburg on March 30.

EKU PGA Golf Management Travels to Orlando 2016 Merchandise Show

EKU Alumni Night with President Benson

For the tenth consecutive year EKU’s PGA Golf Management program participated in the 2016 PGA Merchandising Show. Some 23 students from the PGM program traveled to Orlando, Fl., to attend the tradeshow from January 27–29.

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

PGA Golf Management graphic

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.

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