Lilley, Vdoviak teaching golf

DELHI – Alex Lilley of Fultonville, and Mitch Vdoviak of Johnstown are participating in a program that is teaching more than 3,000 kindergartners through 12th-graders golf at SUNY Delhi.

The students involved in this golf-education program are pursuing bachelor degrees in business and professional golf management at SUNY Delhi.

“The program allows SUNY Delhi professional golf management students the opportunity to apply the swing instructional knowledge they’ve acquired in a teaching setting,” PGM Program Director Tom Philion said in a news release. “It also gives students the chance to communicate the concepts they’ve learned to new golfers.”

In addition to Delhi’s Golf in Schools program, business and professional golf management majors conduct junior golf camps at the college golf course and provide golf instruction to the public in the swing analysis lab.

SUNY Delhi’s business and professional golf management program offers a well-integrated curriculum that includes golf-specific courses, such as golf club design and repair, rules of golf, tournament operations, three levels of teaching golf, and golf shop operations. The program also requires four different internships at approved national or international internship sites.