A-Sun Insider: Bisons' Men's Golf Building Momentum

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Using the vernacular to describe the status of Lipscomb men’s golf, Head Men’s Coach Will Brewer says the Bisons’ program is “teed up” for future success.

From the top down, there is excitement surrounding this program. To begin, Director of Athletics Philip Hutcheson hired Lipscomb’s most decorated collegiate golfer to become Director of Golf Programming and to serve as the head men’s golf coach. Brewer, a 1977 graduate of Lipscomb, was the NAIA National Champion in 1976, a three-time NAIA All-American and is a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame. He is also a Lipscomb Hall of Fame inductee and was the 1998 Tennessee PGA Player of the Year.

He has served as an instructor, teaching pro and/or director of golf at a variety of clubs and has also coached six state high school champions and several college champions. He has coached professional tour players as well. Brewer was named as Golf Digest's Instructor of the Year for the state of Tennessee and also has been presented the Lou Frank Award for cooperative service and support of the Tennessee Golf Foundation.

Upon his hire, Brewer identified and focused his attention on two key factors as he began the revitalization of the Bisons’ golf program. “The number one thing is we need to rebrand the golf program,” said Brewer. “Number two, we need to recruit. If we do those things well we will have the momentum to allow us to have some conversations in the golf community and the Nashville community overall. We want to have a brand that is going to be noticed.

So far in 2012-13, the Lipscomb brand is already proving to have considerable upside.

Read the entire feature at the A-Sun Insider blog.