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Volume 5, Issue 5

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U C C S P G A G OLF M ANAGEMENT

U P DA T E

FROM THE

DIRECTOR

By Mollie Sutherland, PGA, LPGA Program Director

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Director’s Update

1

Internship News

1

Where are they Now

3

Save the Dates

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Practice Tips

3

Edward P. Kelbel Memorial Scholarship Fund: According to the family's wishes, 100% of your gift will be directed to a scholarship fund to honor students in the UCCS PGA Golf Management program.

www.cufund.org/ KelbelMemorial

I hope this edition of the newsletter greets you with full tee sheets, busy lesson books and overflowing junior golf camps! This season will present challenges for your professional growth, new opportunities and I wish you the best as you progress. Your hard work, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit is appreciated by those you work for, those you represent and additional staff members. Keep leading the way and growing the game! The UCCS PGA Golf Management Program and the Daniels Ethics Fund Initiative partnered to host a luncheon for over 180 attendees in April. The event was a great highlight for the program students, alumni and community supporters. The special guest speaker was Donna Orender, the leader of the Connect With Her Growth of the Game Initiative that is part of Golf 2.0., presented on the

Donna Orender speaking at the UCCS Ethics Initiative Luncheon

importance of ethics on the course and in office. Partners and supporters of the program were present representing the campus, College of Business, CO Section PGA, First Tee of Pikes Peak, Boys & Girls Club, El Pomar Foundation, United State Olympic Committee, The Broadmoor, NMSU PGA Golf Management program and many other organizations. PGA Golf Management student, Ryan Adams published a great

article in PGA Magazine covering the special event, click here http://www.pgamagazinedigital .com/i/133152 for the entire article. I encourage you to stay in close contact with PGA resources (PGALinks, PGA Magazine, PGA Connect, etc.) to be implemented at your site. Continued on page 3

INTERNSHIP NEWS By Mark Bacheldor, PGA Internship Coordinator

3 Ways to Be a Successful Intern: Be a sponge: Just as a sponge innately soaks up everything it comes into contact with, so should an intern. Put yourself in a position to absorb information. The information may or may not be applicable to your immediate

task or role even, but eventually it will become useful. A supervisor is looking for reliable employees to complete the tasks assigned to them but if you can show that you don’t have to explicitly be told everything else, your stock as an employee goes up, way up.

that they just work at a facility will ultimately make decisions that reflect their personal connection to the operation. Customers will respect and honor you if you show that you own your performance and the performance of your site. This is vital to success as an intern.

Ownership: Just as important as absorbing information, it is equally as important to own it. A staff member that gives up the idea

Confidence, not Arrogance: There is no job in this world that is beneath anyone. If you keep that in mind, doing all sorts of tasks will be more

enjoyable and you will do a better job in the process! Be confident in your abilities; know them, isolate them and use them. But do not allow arrogance in those abilities to drag you down. Humbly submit to just getting the job done and you will ultimately be an asset to your facility and a shining star to your customers.

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FI RST TEE OF P I KES P E AK L AUNCH E VENT

A few upcoming dates to put on your calendar: September 27th Boys & Girls /PGA Golf Management Golf Classic Where: The Broadmoor Golf Club Cost: $60 Alumni Rate Come support a great event that gives back to the PGA Golf Management Program

The PGA Golf Management students volunteered to assist at the First Tee of Pikes Peak Launch Event opening ceremonies. Students taught lessons to the attendees at Valley Hi Golf Course. Click below to read more about the new chapter of The First Tee. http://gazette.com/the-first-tee-ofpikes-peak-kicks-off-newchapter/article/1500826

October 19th 10 Year Celebration Event An event to celebrate you! We are honoring ten outstanding years of the PGA Golf Management Program. Mark your calendar for an evening of memories! APRIL 26th UCCS/ PGA Golf Management Family and Friends Golf Tournament

Pictured Above: Wesley Levanduski and Ryan Adams. To the Right : Arick A. Zeigel

MESSAGE FROM THE PGMSS PRESIDENT

By Bobby Moehlenpah UCCS PGA Golf Management Student Society President

It is exciting for me to sit here and think of all the ideas that Executive Board members and PGMSS students alike are mulling over for the upcoming coming year. We have an incredibly talented

board which has already come up with more merchandise vendors to choose from, more tournaments to play during tournament season, even getting our program name into one of the major golf magazines in Colorado. And we aren’t done there. We are dedicated to growing our program in order to reach new potential students, so that we may make a bigger impact in the community through service projects. I think our Executive Board had a common goal right away; “let’s see how big we can do things here.” With such an eager and capable board, I have no doubt that we will be able to reach these goals and more. It will be an exciting year!

The Kelbel Cup Team took 3rd place this year. Front Row (Left to Right) Matt Goodson, Gregory Gomez & Greg Paine. Back Row (Left to Right) Russell Einspahr, Zachary Moya & Carson Torchia

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WHERE

U CCS P G A G o lf Ma n a gem en t P r o gr a m

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway Colorado Springs, CO 80918 719-255-3032 Check us out on the web:

www.uccs.edu/pgm www.uccspgmss.com

Michael Bonicelli: PGA Assistant Golf Professional Desert Mountain Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ Class of 2012

Matthew Hauth: PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Matthew Pickering: PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Riverside Golf & Country Club, Portland, OR

Hyland Hills Golf Club, Westminster, CO

Class of 2009

Class of 2008

Alexander Dunlop: PGA Golf Instructor Professional The Club at New Castle, New Castle, WA Class of 2011

Carl Kelly: PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Drew Piller: PGA Assistant Golf Professional

David Franks: PGA Golf Instructor Professional Golf-TEC, Woodland Hills, CA

SportZ SkillZ, Colorado Springs, CO Class of 2013

Walloon Lake Country Club, Petoskey, MI Class of 2009

Patrick Miller: PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Kenny Toms: PGA Golf Administrator

Eric Paulsen: PGA Assistant Golf Professional

Josh Young: PGA Head Golf Professional

Croasdale Country Club, Durham, NC

Class of 2010

Congratulations to the following UCCS PGA Alums for earning PGA Head Golf Professional Positions: Head Professional Mitch Peterson with The Dye Preserve and Head Professional Gregory Lyon with the Winchester Country Club Continued from Sutherland Article on Page 1

 Current Phone Number

The PGA of America is wonderful resources to utilize this season. If you need some station ideas for clinics, check out the videos and station examples at: http://www.pgamediacenter.com/videos/pga_spo rts_academy_videos.cfm?mod=1 Speaking of growing the game, your very own PGA Golf Management program is hosting a growth of the game day at campus! Come to

Name

 Recent accomplishments/certifications

Tell us how your experience at UCCS played a part in your career.

 Call us at 719-255-4157 or

PGM Alumni Page

College of Business Page

College of Business Alumni Group Check out the

the UCCS West Lawn on campus from 11a-2pm on September 23rd to join in on the FUN with FRIENDS & FAMILIES enjoying golf. We are proud to see your names listed in PGA Magazine as newly elected Members! Congratulations to those recently elected. Have a wonderful season and we hope to see you at upcoming events!

PRACTICE TIPS

email at rreidlsm@uccs.edu

Stay connected!

Saint Johnsbury Country Club, St. Johnsbury, VT

ALUMNI HIGHLIGHTS

 Current Email address  Current Job / Company

PGA Golf Management Recruiter University of Colorado Colorado Springs Class of 2009

Class of 2011

We are in the business of building successful futures. ™

 Current Mailing address

Class of 2009

Class of 2007

Alex Harris: PGA Director of Instruction

Do we have your up-to-date information?

Navy Marine Golf Course, Honolulu, HI

Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs, CO

Class of 2008

Stay in touch!

ARE THEY NOW?

By Chad Miller, PGA Player Development Instructor

Practice is the key to improvement, but done incorrectly and it can lead to disaster. There is more than one way to practice golf. The two different ways to practice are skills practice and transfer practice. Skills practice is done while making a mechanical change in the swing, where the golfer concentrates on

one movement pattern with little concern for results. With time, as the movement pattern gets more comfortable, the results will come. An example from another sport might be a football player running through tires to improve their footwork. At first they might stumble to get through the tires, they might even have to walk through them at first, but in time they will pick up speed as they run through the tires. Transfer practice is more results orientated, where the student works more on ball contact and flight. An example

from another sport might be a football scrimmage, when the coach stops the play and repositions players. Transfer practice is vital to maintain the skills one has already developed. Two other key points about maintaining and improving your skills: 1.) when you have a lot of time to practice work on your weaknesses, 2.) when faced with little time perfect your strengths.

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