Houston Cougars golf

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Houston Cougars
Houston Cougars athletic logo

University University of Houston
Conference AAC
Location Houston, TX
Head Coach Men's: Jonathan Dismuke (1st year)
Women's: None (n/a year)
Course Redstone Golf Club
Par: 72
Yards: 7,457
Nickname Houston Cougars
Colors Scarlet and White

             

NCAA Champions
1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1977, 1982, 1984, 1985
NCAA Individual Champions
Rex Baxter (1957), Phil Rodgers (1958), Dick Crawford (1959-1960), Kermit Zarley (1962), Marty Fleckman (1965), John Mahaffey (1970), Billy Ray Brown (1982)
NCAA Team Appearance
1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2014
Conference Champions
Missouri Valley: 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960
Southwest: 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1985
C-USA: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2013
Individual Conference Champions
Missouri Valley: Rex Baxter (1956-1957), Phil Rodgers (1958), Jacky Cupit (1959-1960)
Southwest: Keith Fergus (1974, 1976), Ed Fiori (1977), Terry Snodgrass (1978), Fred Couples (1979), Ray Barr (1980-1981), Steve Elkington (1984-1985), Tray Tyner (1987), Lance Combrink (1995)
C-USA: Andy Sanders (1999-2000), Brad McIntosh (2001), Roman Robledo (2013)

The Houston Cougars golf program is an NCAA Division I golf program at the University of Houston. The program competes in the American Athletic Conference as a men's-only sport, and its head coach is Jonathan Dismuke.

Team members who went on to professional golf careers include Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Bruce Lietzke, John Mahaffey, Bill Rogers, Billy Tuten, and Blaine McCallister. Future broadcaster Jim Nantz was also a member of the team for a while.

The program is one of the oldest sports traditionally played at the University of Houston, as it began in 1946 along with the football program. The team is one of the most successful college programs in history, with 16 team national championships and eight individual national championships. This makes the team the second-most successful team of all time, only behind Yale. The team also holds 20 conference championships, and 44 All-Americans.

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