College of Golf Alumni and current Sports Medicine and Fitness (SMFT) student Tommy Lyons, and SMFT Faculty Member Mr. Brett Cook, volunteered as trainers for the PGA Collegiate Minority Golf Championships.  The championship was held at the PGA Golf Club in Port. St. Lucie, Florida. The 54-hole stroke-play Championship consists of four divisions: NCAA Men’s Division I, Men’s Division II, Men’s NAIA and Women’s division teams. In addition, there is an Individual Invitational competition for minority Men & Women contestants. Tommy Lyons and Mr. Cook worked with literally hundreds of athletes and coaches by providing pre-round stretching exercises and warm ups.  They also provide golf fitness lessons for several golfers.  They provided injury management  and first aid services as needed.   Mr. Cook commented on Tommy’s performance,  “I cannot say enough about how impressed I was with Tommy and the professionalism he demonstrated while working with the athletes and coaches.  His education in both the Golf Management Program and the Sports Medicine and Fitness Program clearly prepared him for this opportunity and his training helped give him the confidence to excel in this situation”.    Keiser University College of Golf student Jacob Murphy also volunteered his time as a scoreboard manager for the tournament.  

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