Purdue Boilermakers men's golf

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Purdue Boilermakers men's golf
Purdue Boilermakers logo.svg
UniversityPurdue University
ConferenceBig Ten
Head coach
  • Men's: Rob Bradley (4th season)
LocationWest Lafayette, Indiana
CourseBirck Boilermaker Golf Complex
Par: 72
Yards: 7,465
NicknameBoilermakers
ColorsOld Gold and Black[1]
         
NCAA champions
1961
NCAA individual champions
Fred Wampler (1950)
Joe Campbell (1955)
NCAA championship appearances
1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1981, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014, 2016, 2017
Conference champions
1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1971, 1981
Individual conference champions
John Lehman (1928)
Fred Wampler (1948)
Fred Wampler (1949)
Fred Wampler (1950)
Gene Coulter (1951)
Don Albert (1953)
Bob Benning (1954)
Joe Campbell (1956)
Joe Campbell (1957)
John Konsek (1958)
John Konsek (1959)
John Konsek (1960)
Steve Mayhew (1967)
Pariya Junhasavasdikul (2007)

The Purdue Boilermakers men's golf team represents the Purdue University in the sport of golf. The Boilermakers compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Big Ten Conference. They are currently led by head coach Rob Bradley. The Purdue Boilermakers men's golf program has won 12 Big Ten Conference championships and one NCAA national team championship in 1961. The first year of golf at Purdue was in 1921.

Championships[edit]

Purdue's 1921 golf team

Facilities[edit]

The Purdue men's golf team practices and plays at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex located on Cherry Lane. The golf complex consists of two, 18-hole Pete Dye golf courses, the Tom Spurgeon Training Center, a range, two putting greens, and two chipping greens.

Ackerman-Allen Golf Course[edit]

Ackerman-Allen was originally called the "Purdue South Course" due to its location just south of Cherry Lane. The course was built in 1934 by Indiana Golf Hall of Famer Bill Diddle. Purdue South Course was modified in 1968 by Larry Packard and again in 1996 with the opening of the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.[7] The name of the course was changed to Ackerman Hills Golf Course after receiving donations by the Ackerman Family. Ackerman Hills underwent extreme renovations in 2014 by golf course architect Pete Dye with goals of creating a championship-caliber golf course while maintaining its parkland style. The renovations not only expanded the course to nearly 7600 yards from the championship tees, but also incorporated improvements in drainage, irrigation, and pace of play. Modifications to the old, severe-sloping greens were made to accommodate for the faster green speeds demanded nowadays. Tee boxes and tree placement and replacement were also parts of the renovations. These renovations were finished in 2016 and were made possible due to donations by the Ackerman family as well as Samuel R Allen. After renovations, the name was changed to the Ackerman-Allen Golf Course. The finalized, par-72 course features rolling hills, white sand bunkers, and tree lined fairways. The course uses bent grass for its fairways, tees, and greens and offers five tee sets.[8]

Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 7546 76.8 137
Blue 6838 73.2 128
White 6363 70.9 125
Gold 6003 69.2 121
Silver 5255 65.9 114

Kampen Course[edit]

Kampen Course, originally called the "Purdue North Course," was renovated by Pete Dye in 1996. Dye collaborated with Purdue students in the departments of forestry, entomology, water quality testing, agronomy as well as the superintendent to create a challenging championship course. The renovations included a water reclamation process which allows for the water used on the course to be recycled. The course was renamed to honor Emerson Kampen for his support of Purdue athletics. The Kampen Course is a links-style course featuring vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds and a natural celery bog. The par-72 course has four tee sets and measures over 7400 yards from the championship tees. It uses bent grass for its fairways, tees, and greens. Kampen has been rated one of the top collegiate courses in the nation and was awarded 4.5 stars on Golf Digest's "Places to Play." Kampen has also been rated as one of the hardest golf courses in Indiana.[9] Each year, Purdue holds the Boilermaker Invitational at the Kampen course.

Due to its notoriety, Kampen has hosted these golf tournaments:

  • 1999 Big Ten Women's Championship
  • 2000 Big Ten Men's Championship
  • 2000 Western Junior Championship
  • 2001 NCAA Women's Central Regional
  • 2003 NCAA Women's Championships
  • 2004 NCAA Men's Regional
  • 2004 Indiana Open
  • 2005 Women's Western Amateur
  • 2005 Trusted Choice Big 'I' Junior Classic
  • 2008 NCAA Men's Championships
  • 2009 Big Ten Women's Championship
  • 2011 Big Ten Men's Championship
  • 2017 NCAA Men's Regional
  • 2017 Indiana Open
Tee Yardage Rating Slope
Black 7465 75.9 143
Blue 6874 73.3 139
White 6411 71.4 135
Gold 6067 69.7 131

Tom Spurgeon Training Center[edit]

This 11,400 square foot training center features heated hitting bays where players can hit balls off artificial turf out onto the range from inside.[10] The hitting bays are equipped with down-the-line and face-on cameras for the Purdue golf team to take videos on and analyze their swings. The training center also has a large, indoor, turf putting room to practice putting during the winter. Also included in the training center are locker rooms for the men's and women's golf team, a lounge area with a TV, and a club repair room.[11]

Individual honors[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

  • John Konsek – 1958 (1st), 1959 (1st), 1960 (1st)
  • Gene Francis – 1958 (3rd), 1959 (2nd), 1960 (3rd)
  • Mike Darnell – 1961 (HM)
  • Jerry Jackson – 1961 (HM). 1962 (HM)
  • Terry Winter – 1963 (3rd). 1964 (1st)
  • Bob Zender – 1965 (2nd)
  • Rick Radder – 1966 (HM)
  • Steve Meyhew – 1967 (2nd)
  • Jim Duffy – 1967 (HM)
  • Don Klenk – 1968 (HM)
  • Jeff Radder – 1969 (2nd), 1970 (HM)
  • Fred Clark – 1970 (2nd)
  • Bill Hoffer – 1971 (1st)
  • Tom Fox – 1974 (HM)
  • Rick Dalpos – 1981 (3rd)
  • Lenny Hartlage – 1984 (HM)
  • Chris Kite – 1984 (HM)
  • Lee Williamson – 2001 (HM), 2002 (1st)
  • Shiv Kapur – 2002 (HM), 2004 (HM)

Note: 1st = first team, 2nd = second team, 3rd = third team, HM = honorable mention

Record by year[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Purdue (Big Ten Conference) (1921–present)
1920–21 No Coach N/A
1921–22 G. A. Young 6th
1922–23 Burr Swezey 6th
1923–24 Burr Swezey N/A
1924–25 Burr Swezey N/A
1925–26 Burr Swezey N/A
1926–27 Burr Swezey 4th
1927–28 Burr Swezey N/A
1928–29 Jack Bixler N/A
1929–30 Jack Bixler 8th
1930–31 Jack Bixler 7th
1931–32 Jack Bixler N/A
1932–33 Jack Bixler N/A
1933–34 Jack Bixler 5th
1934–35 Jack Bixler 9th
1935–36 Jack Bixler 9th
1936–37 Jack Bixler 7th
1937–38 Harry Allspaw 8th
1938–39 Harry Allspaw T–7th
1939–40 Harry Allspaw 9th
1940–41 Harry Allspaw 9th
1941–42 Harry Allspaw 8th
1942–43 Harry Allspaw N/A
1943–44 Harry Allspaw 2nd
1944–45 Sam Voinoff 8th
1945–46 Loomis Heston 8th
1946–47 Loomis Heston 3rd NCAA, T–14th
1947–48 Loomis Heston 2nd
1948–49 Loomis Heston 3rd NCAA, T–2nd
1949–50 Loomis Heston 1st NCAA, 2nd
1950–51 Sam Voinoff 2nd NCAA, 5th
1951–52 Sam Voinoff 2nd NCAA, T–3rd
1952–53 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, 9th
1953–54 Sam Voinoff 4th NCAA, 10th
1954–55 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, T–9th
1955–56 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, T–2nd
1956–57 Sam Voinoff 5th NCAA, 11th
1957–58 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, T–10th
1958–59 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, 2nd
1959–60 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, T–2nd
1960–61 Sam Voinoff 4th NCAA, 1st
1961–62 Sam Voinoff 2nd NCAA, 6th
1962–63 Sam Voinoff 3rd NCAA, T–11th
1963–64 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, 22nd
1964–65 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, T–4th
1965–66 Sam Voinoff 7th NCAA, T–18th
1966–67 Sam Voinoff 1st NCAA, 4th
1967–68 Sam Voinoff 4th
1968–69 Sam Voinoff 2nd
1969–70 Sam Voinoff 5th NCAA, 10th
1970–71 Sam Voinoff 1st
1971–72 Sam Voinoff 7th
1972–73 Sam Voinoff 4th
1973–74 Sam Voinoff 6th
1974–75 Joe Campbell T–5th
1975–76 Joe Campbell 3rd
1976–77 Joe Campbell T–8th
1977–78 Joe Campbell 5th
1978–79 Joe Campbell 9th
1979–80 Joe Campbell 4th
1980–81 Joe Campbell 1st NCAA, T–25th
1981–82 Joe Campbell T–3rd
1982–83 Joe Campbell T–8th
1983–84 Joe Campbell 4th
1984–85 Joe Campbell 2nd
1985–86 Joe Campbell 7th
1986–87 Joe Campbell 7th
1987–88 Joe Campbell 9th
1988–89 Joe Campbell 6th
1989–90 Joe Campbell 10th
1990–91 Joe Campbell 9th
1991–92 Joe Campbell 11th
1992–93 Joe Campbell 11th
1993–94 Bob Prange 11th
1994–95 Bob Prange 2nd
1995–96 Bob Prange 8th
1996–97 Bob Prange 8th
1997–98 Bob Prange 9th
1998–99 Devon Brouse 11th
1999–2000 Devon Brouse 2nd
2000–01 Devon Brouse 2nd NCAA, 28th
2001–02 Devon Brouse 3rd NCAA, 7th
2002–03 Devon Brouse 5th
2003–04 Devon Brouse 4th NCAA, T–16th
2004–05 Devon Brouse 5th NCAA, T–23rd
2005–06 Devon Brouse 3rd
2006–07 Devon Brouse 3rd
2007–08 Devon Brouse 9th
2008–09 Devon Brouse T–8th
2009–10 Devon Brouse 5th
2010–11 Devon Brouse T–6th
2011–12 Devon Brouse 5th
2012–13 Devon Brouse 7th
2013–14 Rob Bradley 5th NCAA, 27th
2014–15 Rob Bradley 8th
2015–16 Rob Bradley T–6th NCAA, 29th
2016–17 Rob Bradley T–4th NCAA, 28th
Total:

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

  • Totals updated through the end of the 2016–2017 school year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purdue University Artwork Sheet (PDF). Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Championship History". NCAA. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Purdue Men's Golf Records" (PDF). Purdue University. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 26, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Big Ten Conference Men's Golf Record Book" (PDF). Big Ten Conference. 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  5. ^ McFadden, George (July 2, 1950). "Purdue's Fred Wampler Captures NCAA Golf Tournament". Albuquerque Journal. p. 12. Retrieved October 9, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  6. ^ "Purdue's Joe Campbell Wins NCAA Golf Crown". Logansport Pharos-Tribune. June 27, 1955. p. 15. Retrieved October 9, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. Free to read
  7. ^ "Ackerman Hills to undergo renovation as course aims to become part of Dye Trail". Golf, Latest News, Courses, Technology | GolfCourseArchitecture.net. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  8. ^ "Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex - Renovation Update". www.purduegolf.com. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  9. ^ "Kampen Course - West Lafayette - Birck Boilermaker Golf Course". www.purduegolf.com. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  10. ^ "Golf Training Center - Birck Boilermaker Golf Course". www.purduegolf.com. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  11. ^ https://www.purdue.edu/uns/html3month/2005/051001.Celebrate.Spurgeon.html

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