DAN BROOKS - ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Now in his 23rd year running the Duke Academy of Golf and his 36th summer working youth golf schools, Dan Brooks is a PGA Class A Teaching Professional and the women’s golf coach at Duke University. In 35 years with the women’s team, he has led his squads to 29 NCAA Championship appearances, including national titles in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2019, as well as runner-up finishes in 2001 and 2013. The seven NCAA titles are seven of eight national championships for a female sport, and seven of 17 overall, in Duke’s history. As a coach, he holds the most national championships for any sport in school history.
His program also produced back-to-back NCAA individual champions in 2001 and 2002, another in 2005, and the fourth NCAA individual medalist in 2016. The Blue Devils have dominated the ACC during Brooks’ stint as the head coach, winning 13 consecutive ACC Championships from 1996-2008 and 20 overall. Brooks’ squads have finished the year ranked No. 1 in the country nine times during his career.
A 2001 National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame inductee, Brooks has coached 23 All-America selections, including Virada Nirapathpongporn, Sarah LeBrun, Stephanie Sparks, Kathi Poppmeier, Jenny Chuasiriporn, Beth Bauer, Candy Hannemann, Brittany Lang, Anna Grzebien, Liz Janangelo, Jennie Lee, Amanda Blumenherst, Lindy Duncan, Celine Boutier, Virginia Elena Carta, Leona Maguire, Jaravee Boonchant, and Ana Belac. A total of 18 former women’s team members have gone on to play on the LPGA Tour. Two of his players, Jenny Chuasiriporn (1998) and Brittany Lang (2005), finished as the runner-up at the U.S. Open as amateurs. Brooks has been voted ACC Coach of the Year 15 times. He is also a 10-time Regional Coach of the Year and was the 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2014, and 2019 National Coach of the Year for his efforts. He ranks first in NCAA history with 136 tournament wins. Brooks was inducted into the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016.
All of our instructors are Class A PGA Member Professionals, college coaches, and/or have extensive experience teaching at golf schools.