College Golf


Deadspin recently got a hold of an audio recording of Huntingdon College director of golf Matt Mahanic ripping his team a new one after a poor performance at a tournament in Alabama.

Fortunately for us (and unfortunately for 2007 Huntingdon graduate Mahanic) somebody on the bus was recording the whole thing on their phone.  The fun starts around 1:55 in the clip above.  I’m putting the highlights after the break given the NSFW language, but one thing really stood out to me:

Mahanic makes a big deal out his father asking him at the tournament “why the f*** are you recruiting these kids?”.  Recruiting?  In D-III where they can’t offer athletic scholarships?  Maybe somebody can fill me in, but D-III golf seems about like high school golf as far as I can tell.  If you’re a player on that team, why on earth would you put up with somebody (who only happens to be 5 years older than you) chewing you out like that when you’re not even getting a scholarship out of the deal?

That would be like Bob on the company softball team cursing out the rest of the team after a loss.  You’d tell Bob to go pound sand and put his stapler in jello when you got back to the office.

Read the highlights after the break:

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bethany college golf team nude photo

I’ve just found Phil’s next screensaver.  Bethany College, a small Lutheran school in Kansas, has suspended it’s entire 15-man golf team after the guys posed for a nude photo.  The only visible equipment was golfing related, but apparently the team’s coach didn’t find the photo amusing and brought the hammer down on his own team.

Team captain Jack Hiscock (yes that’s really his name) is appealing the suspension to the college president. [Update on the suspension here]


Here’s a picture of Sophie Horn to make up for the picture above:

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Augusta State Golf team

Augusta State became the 2nd school in 26 years to repeat as NCAA Men’s Div I golf champions yesterday.  They defeated Georgia who has qualified for match play every year since winning it all in 2005.

Russell Henley (who recently won on the Nationwide Tour) won his match for Georgia, but it wasn’t enough for the Bulldogs to take down the defending champion Janguars.

In order to play in the final round, Augusta State had to get by Oklahoma State on Saturday.  OSU was a favorite heading into the competition, having both Peter Uihlein on their team as well as home course advantage.

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Aggie Golf

My Alma mater, the Texas A&M men’s golf team is putting the final touches on their preparations for next week’s NCAA championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, OK.  The 2009 national champion Aggies will be making their 4th consecutive championship appearance.

The championship begins on Tuesday with 54 holes (over 3 days) of stroke play, with the top 8 teams advancing to match play over the weekend.  By Sunday, we will have a new national champion.

The Aggies definitely have championship aspirations according to coach J.T. Higgins:

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Brandon Weedon announced yesterday on Twitter that he would be joining the OSU golf team as a walk-on athlete.  Why is that news?  Well, in case you didn’t know, Weeden is a former professional baseball player (drafted by the Yankees out of high school) and the current quarterback for OSU’s football team.

I’m guessing that he will be the most athletic guy that has ever played golf at OSU.   Actually, he might be the most athletic guy that’s ever played college golf anywhere.


Last week Golfweek ranked the top 30 college courses in the country.  Yale came in on top, which was well received over at Weiunderpar.  North Carolina was well-represented with Duke sliding into the #10 spot, and NC State’s Lonnie Poole and UNC Finley courses coming in at #22 and #24 respectively.

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