The  Flagship Campus Outdoor Golf Training Area officially opened when Professor Ken Martin’s Golf Swing Fundamentals class conducted practical training and drills in the netted area and in the bunkers around the pitching green. Students, led by Mr. Martin, PGA Professional Certified in Instruction and General Management, worked on drills that evaluated centeredness of contact and proper impact of club on ball. The practical training followed an initial classroom session where golf swing theory was discussed and explained. The Golf Swing Fundamentals class is a foundation for improving ball striking and scoring and is one of the more popular classes offered in the Associate of Science in Golf Management curriculum. Follow-on classes which will use the Outdoor Training Area include Short Game Fundamentals, Introduction to Golf Instruction, and Advanced Instruction. The Outdoor Training Area includes a 12 hitting station practice area, a 10,000 square foot putting green, and a 14,000 square foot pitching green surrounded by three bunkers. The Outdoor Training Area provides a unique on-campus opportunity for students to practice their games in addition to the practical classroom usage.

New outdoor training area Jan. 2016 (1) New outdoor training area Jan. 2016 (2)