Keiser University College of Golf (COG) alumnus Mark Phillips seemed to have a bright future in the golf industry, having been offered the Assistant General Manager position at the golf course where he was working. Within two weeks of the good news, Phillips, a 2012 graduate, was hospitalized with numbness throughout his body and with double vision. The diagnosis was multiple sclerosis, and after treatment, the prognosis was that he would be wheelchair bound for life, barring a miracle.

Upon learning of the situation, fellow 2011 COG graduates Patrick Ronayne, who works at Piper’s Landing Golf Club, and Blake Hulett, General Manager at the Indianwood Golf Club in Indiantown, Florida, organized a charity tournament to raise money for the cause.

The event, held at Indianwood Golf Club, was an overwhelming success, and $3,330.00 was collected to offset some of the medical expenses. Mark Phillips and his wife Lindsey both attended the luncheon at the tournament and maintain very positive attitudes. The Keiser University College of Golf family sends their thoughts and prayers to the Phillips family and wishes them the best as they embrace this new challenge.

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