Name: Nick Orr
Hometown: Valley View, Ohio
Year in School: Senior
Specialization: Professional Golf Management
To say that our students enrolled in the professional golf management program are envied by people around the country is an understatement. However, the program is rigorous and requires a strong commitment. There is no better example of a model PGM student than Nick Orr.
A senior marketing student who holds a perfect 4.0 GPA and lists business calculus as his favorite class, Nick is a bright young man. He is also someone who is dedicated to reaching his dream of becoming a golf instructor. In his time at Coastal, he has already interned at golf clubs in Midlothian, Va., and Park City, Utah. He has also completed an internship with Maryland-based corporation Montgomery County Revenue Authority, an entity with nine golf courses under its umbrella. Calling these experiences “invaluable,” Nick has already developed quite the resume.
He has also developed quite the reputation. Among his peers, Nick is seen as reliable and a hard worker. In fact, it was a current student who nominated him for this feature.
“Inside or outside the classroom, people can always rely on me to get things done and be there for them,” Nick explains about his trustworthy nature.
Wanting to work out west when he graduates in May, Nick most likely won’t be in the area for much longer. However, for someone who says it is important to focus on the positives, we should celebrate his remaining time on campus as opposed to dreading his departure. Nick, maintain that 4.0 GPA and have a great rest of the academic year!
Q&A with Nick
How did you hear about Coastal?: While vacationing in Myrtle Beach when I was younger.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I feel like Coastal has the best golf program in the nation.
Favorite professor: Matthew McDonough, Ph.D.
Favorite class: Business Calculus
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: My favorite aspect is meeting new people.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: Playing all of the beautiful golf courses
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: PGM, Intramural Tennis/Football
Plans after graduation?: I want to work as a golf instructor out west.
What are your hobbies?: Playing the ukulele, mini golf, video games
Do you have any hidden talents?: I am extremely good at corn hole.
Bonus Info: I have a 4.0 GPA.