CLINTON – As they set to embark of their 2014 spring schedule, the Ashford University men's and women's golf teams will feature fresh faces not only on the course, but on the practice range.
Head Coach Robert Jan enters his first season with the program, taking over back in January. The new head coach inherits a pair of young teams that features seven freshmen and three sophomores combined. Despite the short amount of time to get ready for the spring, the Ashford coach has been pleased with the way his players have adapted to his coaching style, focusing on the mental and physical side of the game.
CLINTON – Ashford University and Director of Athletics Meg Schebler is pleased to announce the official hiring of Robert Jan as head men's and women's golf coach, effective immediately.
A native of Northbrook, Ill., Jan brings more than 20 years of coaching and teaching experience to the Ashford University golf programs. The newest member of the AU coaching staff has spent the last year as the head golf coach at the College of Lake Country and holds a Class "A" membership with the PGA of America.
KOHLER, Wis. – The Ashford University men's golf team closed out the fall portion of their schedule on Oct. 21-22, when they competed in the Kohler Collegiate Classic at the Straits Course at Whistling Straits.
Facing off against a field of 15 teams from the NAIA and NCAA Division II & Division III, the Saints fired a score of 622 (313-309) to finish in fifth place, nine shots back of the top spot.
SILVIS, Ill. – The Ashford University men's golf team returned to the course on Oct. 14-15, heading to TPC Deere Run for the NAIA Midwest Invitational.
Sitting in a tie for sixth after day one, the Saints carded a two-day score of 606 (303-303) to vault a trio of team and finish in third place overall.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Play resumed for the Ashford University men's and women's golf teams on Oct. 5-6, as the two teams competed in the Dan Salisbury Memorial Collegiate Invitational, hosted by the University of Illinois-Springfield.
In their final event of the fall season, the Ashford women fired a two-day score of 675 (328-347) to record their second runner-up finish of the fall season. The AU men carded a 618 (303-315) to finish in third place.