Karcher Ingram Golf Center

3001 Cameron Blvd, Suite 1

Durham, NC 27705

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STAFF

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.

PAST ACADEMY INSTRUCTORS

Emily Kuhfeld

In 2014, Emily Kuhfeld was hired as the head coach of a new women’s golf program at Georgia Southern University. After spending her first year recruiting and putting together the school's first roster, Kuhfeld led the Eagles to a fourth-place finish at the Sun Belt Championship in 2015-16, the program's first year of competition. The Eagles went on to win their first team title in 2016-17. In just five years (four years of competition) Georgia Southern took third at the 2018 Sun Belt Championship, its best finish in program history, and the Eagles placed third again in 2019. It was one of four top-5 team finishes, and Georgia Southern individuals finished in the top-10 eight times. Kuhfeld came to Statesboro from Texas Tech, where she spent three campaigns as an assistant coach for JoJo Robertson, helping guide Tech to some of its most successful seasons in program history. A native of Indianapolis, Kuhfeld earned her degree in history from Ohio State in 2005 after wrapping up her playing career. The captain of the 2004-05 squad, Kuhfeld was a four-time Academic All-Big 10 selection and helped lead the Buckeyes to the Big 10 title in each of her four seasons. Following graduation, she spent nearly two years as a professional player on the Futures Tour before moving on to caddie for Allison Hanna on the LPGA Tour. She has a background in golf instruction and is an LPGA Class A T&CP member. Following her time on tour, she worked two years as a golf instructor with both the Junior Players Golf Academy (JPGA) and at the Oyster Reef Golf Club in Hilton Head, SC. 

Ashley Sloup

In 2019, Ashley Sloup became the assistant women’s golf coach at Furman University in Greenville, SC. Sloup came to Furman from Northwood University in Midland, MI, where she served as an assistant coach with the Timberwolves' program.  Sloup was a four-year letter winner at Winthrop.  A three-time All-Big South honoree, she claimed Big South Women's Golfer of the Week accolades five times during her career.  Ashley was also named to the Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team as a sophomore, junior, and senior. 2019 was Ashley’s first time coaching at the Academy and her knowledge, work ethic, and positive attitude proved to be great assets. 

Dan Ruyle

Dan Ruyle, a veteran collegiate golf coach for almost two decades, is presently the assistant men’s golf coach at East Carolina University. Ruyle came to ECU after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at North Carolina from 2015-17 under Coach Sapp following a 15-year stint as head men's and women's golf coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. He led the SU Pirates to eight NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, including three straight with the men from 2013-15. The women's team qualified for the NCAAs five consecutive seasons from 2006-10 while finishing in the top-5 from 2007-10, including a third-place finish in 2008. Ruyle's teams won five conference championships, and he was named coach-of-the-year four times. The women's team won four Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) titles, including three in a row from 2007-09, and the men shared the conference title in 2010. During his 15 years at Southwestern, Ruyle instructed eight All-Americans, including three first-team selections. 

Tee Burton

Tee Burton is the long-time and very successful head coach of both the women’s and men’s golf teams at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC. His success with both men and women makes Tee particularly suited for the Academy. He has helped many women and men attain all-conference status, and his men’s team won the NCCAA National Championship. He was a stand-out player at UNC, an All-American who was honored as one of 51 golfers named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-50th Anniversary Team. He continues to shoot scores in the 60s on a regular basis. 

Former Assistant Men's Golf Coach at Dartmouth; former Assistant Men's Golf Coach at North Carolina; former Assistant Men's Golf Coach at Auburn; former Head Men's Golf Coach at UNC Charlotte; current Head Men's Golf Coach at Duke, Durham, NC

Jamie’s experience in coaching is substantial.  He was the Assistant Men's Golf Coach at Dartmouth, Auburn, and North Carolina before taking his first head coaching job at UNC Charlotte.  He is currently the Head Men's Golf Coach at Duke.  Recognized as one of the premiere coaches in the country, Jamie took his UNC Charlotte team to a 3rd place finish at the NCAA DI Championship in 2007 and 8th place in 2008. Since then, in nine seasons at Duke, Jamie’s teams have qualified for NCAA Regionals eight times and advanced to the NCAA Championships on five occasions, including a national semifinal appearance in 2011.  Coach Green is an excellent teacher of the game and has extensive experience instructing at golf schools. 

Eddie has been with us since the beginning.  He is a mainstay for our golf school.  His wit, great communication skills, love of teaching, knowledge of the game, and absolute love for Duke University, make him a crucial member of our team.  Eddie is a PGA Teaching Professional at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.  After playing professionally, Eddie has spent the last three decades teaching private lessons in the Greensboro area.   

Vince is another camp favorite who has been with the Academy in recent years  He brings great knowledge and creativity to teaching, particularly in a co-ed camp as a coach of both men’s and women’s college programs.  He is the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.  Coach Lazar is in his 16th season as DePauw’s head men’s and women’s golf coach and was named the National Golf Coaches Association’s Women's Division III Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2011. Additionally, he is a seven-time regional coach of the year selection. Lazar has led the women's team to 12 straight appearances in the NCAA Division III Championships including three second-place finishes and four third-place showings. In all, Lazar's women's teams have totaled nine top-five national finishes.  He also led the men's team to the Division III Championships in 1999 and 2005 and was one of only four coaches NCAA history at the time to take both programs to the Division III Championships in the same season when he did so in 2005. 

Hal Morrison

Former Head Men's Golf Coach at East Tennessee State; former Head Men's Golf Coach at East Carolina

Although Hal is no longer with us, his legacy lives on.  Hal was an avid camp instructor for decades, traveling to many university camps summer after summer.  He was an extremely successful Head Men's Golf Coach at East Tennessee State and East Carolina, earning himself a spot in the Golf Coaches’ Association of America Hall of Fame.  We miss Hal, but the example he set, of total dedication to the student - no matter how hot and long the days are – will live on in our Academy. 

Since golf is a Scottish game, we felt we better have a Scot in the mix!  Colette is the Head Women's Golf Coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga.  She has been voted the Southern Conference Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014.  She was hired in January 2006 to resurrect a program that had lied dormant for a couple decades.  In 10 seasons, her teams have won five Southern Conference Championships among 19 total team titles.  Colette has been an annual instructor in our Academy almost since the beginning.  She is a tireless worker in camp, making sure she expends more energy than she receives from her students.  Those who are fortunate enough to be selected to her group will be impressed by her stamina.  She grew up fully submerged in the game and has substantial knowledge.  Also, don’t be surprised if she brings a soccer ball and initiates a few impromptu soccer games as the school progresses. 

Former Head Men's Golf Coach at West Virginia Wesleyan, Buckhannon, WV

Like Hal Morrison, ‘Uncle John’ is no longer with us. He and Hal taught all of Coach Rod Myers’ schools, and then joined the Academy.  John was Rod’s uncle. For decades he was the Head Men's Golf Coach at West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon, WV.  We miss him dearly. 

Brent is the newest addition to our list of coaches at the Academy.  We hope he’ll be with us for a long time.  He is a PGA Professional and also the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana.  What he has accomplished at Indianapolis is astounding. Brent has coached the men since 2006 and the women since 2011.  During that time, His teams have won a combined nine GLVC Coach of the Year honors while compiling a combined nine conference titlest.  His women’s team, after four years of coaching it, won the NCAA DII National Championship in 2015, the only non-Florida team to have done so.  Brent is an excellent teacher with a lot of character and tremendous passion for helping youngster to learn the game. 

Brad was the Assistant Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Duke from 2004 to 2007. During that time the women’s team won three national championships. Brad then became the assistant coach at Ohio State, and now runs a very successful recruiting, mentoring and coaching service called Play Golf in College. Brad has three children, two of whom have played college golf. Brad is very familiar with what it takes to make it onto a college golf team. 

Former Duke Women's Golf team member; former member of LPGA Tour

 Jodi is a former Duke Women's Golf team member and former member of the LPGA Tour.  She is a teaching professional at Chesapeake Golf Club in Chesapeake, VA

Allen was the first Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Duke, and was part of the women’s first national championship campaign in 1998. He is the former Head Men’s Golf Coach at Coastal Carolina where he coached Dustin Johnson.  Currently, Allen is Director of Coaching and Managing Partner at the Dustin Johnson Golf School in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Shane was the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at Louisiana State. 

Jon was the Head Men's Golf Coach at Ohio Wesleyan before coming to Duke as the Men’s Associate Head Coach. He is now the Women’s Assistant Coach at Duke. At Ohio Wesleyan, Jon’s teams vied for the DIII NCAA Championship virtually every year of Jon’s 12 year tenure. His teams captured 8 North Coast Athletic Conference championships (7 during his final 8 seasons), and appeared in the NCAA Division III tournament 11 times, recording 7 top-10 finishes. He coached 17 All-America golfers and had 3 individuals place among the top 5 nationally, including the 2004 individual national champion, and was named NCAC Coach of the Year 7 times. He also played golf at Ohio Wesleyan, lettering 3 times and twice earning second-team All-NCAC honors. Jon has been involved with golf camps for two decades and he now is in charge of several schools through his company Elite Level Golf. Jon specializes in the short game, and in this capacity has been very helpful to the Duke Women’s Golf Team. In just his fourth season with the Blue Devils, Jon helped lead Duke to the school’s seventh NCAA Championship. Jon is the only coach in NCAA Division I to lead both a women’s (2016) and men’s (2011) program into the match play semifinals of the NCAA Championship and he has also coached both a women’s and men’s individual to an NCAA Individual Championship. Jon has coached women’s and men’s student-athletes that have gone on to win on seven of the biggest tours in the world -- LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour, Symetra Tour, PGA Tour, European Tour, Web.com Tour and Challenge Tour.

Ashley is the Men's and Women's Head Golf Coach at Barton College in  Wilson, NC.  Like Coach Lazar, her familiarity with coaching both men and women makes her an excellent teacher in a co-ed camp setting.  Ashley played professionally before becoming a coach. 

Current PGA Assistant Professional at Duke University Golf Club, Durham, NC

Tim is a PGA Professional and faculty member within the Duke Athletic Department.  He teaches private lessons and has taught the physical education golf classes at Duke f