Students Enjoy 'Getting Better Every Day' Golf Instruction

Students Enjoy 'Getting Better Every Day' Golf Instruction


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Ed Ibarguen is the general manager and PGA director of Golf at the Duke University Golf Club. He turned professional in 1979 while working at his alma mater’s golf course, UNC Finley in Chapel Hill. He has worked at the Duke University Golf Club since April 1988. Ed has been very active in the PGA of America as a member of the PGA Education Faculty as a Teaching subject matter expert since the mid-80’s. He has also served as the national chairman of three major PGA of America committees, PGA Teaching & Coaching, PGA Education, and PGA Membership. In 1991, Ed earned his Master Professional ranking in the PGA of America. He was recognized by his peers as a national PGA of America award recipient in 1995 Bill Strausbaugh Award and 1998 Horton Smith Award. His Carolinas PGA Section peers have honored him with seven Carolinas PGA Section awards including (2) Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year Awards along with the prestigious Carolinas PGA Professional of the Year Award. He loves sharing his passion for the game of Golf with his students. He has been chosen as one of the Golf Magazine® Top 100 Golf Teachers in the nation from 2001-2014. Ed has been ranked for decades as one of the best teachers in the state of North Carolina by Golf Digest® and the last two years, he was recognized as a national Top 50 ‘Grow the Game’ golf instructor by GRAA®.Professional Standing: Master Professional (Teaching) – PGA of America (Member since 4/01/83) Employed (since 4/01/88): Duke University Golf Club, Durham, NC Position: General Manager and PGA Director of GolfPGA OF AMERICA NATIONAL AWARDS • 1998 Horton Smith Award: PGA Educator Award • 1995 Bill Strausbaugh Award: PGA Professionalism and Service AwardCAROLINAS PGA SECTION AWARDS • 2004 Horton Smith Award • 2003 Teacher of the Year • 2001 Professional of the Year • 1998 Horton Smith Award • 1993 Bill Strausbaugh Award • 1991 Teacher of the Year • 1990 Horton Smith AwardTEACHING GOLF AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, and EXPERIENCE • 2001-2014 Top 100 Teacher - Golf Magazine • 2013-14 Top 50 Teacher - GRAA ‘Grow the Game Instructor’ • 2013-14 Chairman - national PGA Teaching and Coaching Committee • 2008-14 Certified Instructor, Bio-Swing Dynamics & Master Instructor, Impact Zone Golf • 2000-14 North Carolina Top Instructor as selected by Golf Digest magazine • 2007-14 Assoc. Editor - Annual Review of Golf Coaching, United Kingdom • 2009-10 Member - PGA national Teaching and Coaching Committee • 1988-2014 Adjunct Faculty Member - PGA of America Education Department (Instructor of Teaching Golf: Professional Golf Management Schools, Golf Professional Training Program, PGA Business Schools, PGA Seminars and Workshops) • 2002-2003 Instructor - Golf Magazine Golf Schools, Ponte Vedra, FLNATIONAL PGA PGA COMMITTEE SERVICE (recent 2 yr appointments) • 2013-14 Chairman - PGA Teaching and Coaching • 2011-12 Member – PGA Membership Committee • 2009-10 Chairman – PGA Membership Committee • 2009-10 Member – PGA Teaching and Coaching • Past Another Eight (8) PGA 2 yr committee appointmentsGOLF EQUIPMENT AFFILIATION: Callaway Golf Company – Master Staff Member

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