Several Keiser University College of Golf (COG) students will perform caddie duties for the amateur partners of LPGA Professionals at the 13th Annual Wilkinson Cup Pro-Am Golf Tournament to be held this weekend at the PGA National Resort & Spa.
With legendary LPGA stars Michelle McGann, Val Skinner, Wendy Ward, and Angela Stanford part of the field, each COG student will be able to observe championship caliber golf in very close proximity as they caddie for their amateur partners. As the shotgun format begins at 8:30am in hopes of ‘bringing home the Cup’ the group will arrive at the PGA National Resort & Spa early to learn their pairings and will then proceed to the driving range to have their players warm up.
“Volunteer opportunities, such as the Wilkinson Cup Pro-Am Tournament provide College of Golf students real-world experiences that enhance and supplement the excellent classroom instruction provided by our outstanding PGA/LPGA faculty. We strongly encourage our students to take advantage of the many volunteer opportunities available through our program,” said Dr. Eric Wilson, Keiser University’s Executive Director of Golf Operations who is also a PGA Legacy Master Professional.
The Wilkinson Cup is part of the Prader-Willi Classic, a multi-function event conducted for the purpose of raising funds to combat Prader-Willi Syndrome, the most commonly known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children. Approximately 10,000 babies are born each year with the Syndrome, and it occurs in males and females equally and in all races. The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association was organized in 1975 and provides a resource for education and information about the Syndrome and life-time advocacy for affected individuals.