Friday, June 5 2020

12-4-19, Dan Brooks, Head Women’s Golf Coach, Duke

The guest speaker for our upcoming meeting will be Dan Brooks, Head Women’s Golf Coach at Duke. The women’s golf team just won their 7th NCAA National Championship this past May. Brooks brought home his 136th all-time victory and seventh NCAA Championship since 1999. It marked his first team title since 2014 and the first since the event moved to match play in 2015. The NCAA Championship is the 17th overall in Duke Athletics history. Over the last 21 years, Duke has established itself as the nation’s top women’s collegiate golf team with seven national titles, 110 event titles, 15 ACC titles, four NCAA individual champions, and 14 ACC individual medalist honors. The Blue Devils have been tabbed No. 1 nationally in 11 out of the last 19 years.

The women’s golf team won the first five national titles in women’s athletics at Duke University, each coming during the Brooks era. The seven NCAA Championships are also the most by any team in school history.

Duke has collected 20 ACC Championship titles during Brooks’ term with the Blue Devils, while 19 individuals have captured medalist honors at the ACC event under Brooks. He has coached 36 All-ACC selections (95 total selections) and 13 Academic All-America choices. His efforts with the nationally known Duke squad haven’t gone unnoticed as Brooks was inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) Hall of Fame in 2001

In addition to his responsibilities with the women’s golf program, he teaches many students at the Duke Golf Club as a PGA Teaching Professional. He also directs a summer youth instructional program called the Duke Academy of Golf.

 

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Mark Your Calendar

12/18/19 – Christmas Party Luncheon
1/1/20 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!  (No meeting)
1/15/20 – Meeting at the Durham Nativity School, 1004 N Mangum Street.  Guest Speaker to be announced.

 


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