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Purdue Coaches Golf School June 12-16, 2017


Birk Boilermaker Golf Complex



June 12–16, 2017



(Students ages 11–18)

Enroll Today! Space is awarded by date of registration.

The goal of the Purdue Coaches Golf School is to expose serious young golfers, ages 11-18, to collegiate golf through interaction with top coaches and players, and to prepare them through instruction, academic enhancement, and goal setting.

The Purdue Coaches Golf School offers a session of expert golf instruction and fun this summer on the campus of Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue University has a beautiful campus, with some of the best golf facilities in the country.

So come join us for what promises to be a great school. We will provide outstanding coaching and facilities in a serious, but fun learning environment.

Coaches Golf School Director

Devon Brouse is in his 19th year as director of golf and head golf coach for Purdue University. This is his 37th year as director of the Coaches Golf School. He had 8 straight Top 10 NCAA finishes from 2006-2013. Coach Brouse has directed and instructed at over 85 golf schools. His Purdue Women’s team have won six Big Ten championships, as well as the 2010 NCAA championship. He has coached two individual NCAA champions, Maria Hernandez (Purdue, 2010), and John Inman (University of North Carolina, 1983). His former players have won a total of 28 times on the PGA Tour, and he was named National Coach of the Year in both 2006 and 2010. Brouse received the Labron Harris Award in 2006 and was inducted into the GCAA Hall of Fame in 2009 and the WCGA Hall of Fame in 2012.

Coach Brouse is the first and only coach to be inducted to both the WCGA and GCAA Halls of Fame.

“At the Coaches Purdue Golf School, swing fundamentals are not the only emphasis,” says Brouse. “We believe that strong values and attitudes are needed for young people to grow and improve in the game of golf. The academic enhancement seminars will help prepare our students for college, and the interaction with top coaches is an excellent preview of college golf, as well as contact for proper placement.”


Again this year, our curriculum will include “academic enhancement,” a series of evening seminars on study skills, time management, stress management, and preparing academically for college golf. Students will complete daily station rotations that cover every phase of the game. Topics such as fitness, tournament preparation, course strategy, rules, equipment, and psychology are also covered. Students will also participate in competitive intramural and recreational activities. Everyone will take home a school notebook, which will include the week’s written notes on instruction, analysis of swing and equipment, and drill recommendations for future improvement. Coach Devon Brouse, the golf school’s director, heads a highly motivated instructional staff consisting of other PGA professionals and top college coaches. Their expert instruction is exceeded only by their willingness and desire to help junior players develop and refine their skills.

The tuition includes all room and board, instruction, and use of the range and course. Each student will take home a golf school shirt and hat.

A non-refundable deposit of $600 must be included with your registration form. The balance is due May 1, 2016. Purdue University is not responsible for costs incurred due to cancellation.

On November 23, 2009, Purdue’s Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex was honored again. This recent recognition was a #4 ranking by Golfchannel.com in its Top 10 College Golf Courses.

Golfchannel.com polled over 160 college golf coaches to determine the top 10 college courses in the U.S., and the Kampen Course came in at #4. The redesign by Pete Daye of the Allen/Ackerman Hills course opened June 1, 2016.

General Info

Facilities and Lodging

All instruction and play will be at Purdue’s Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, a 36-hole layout that includes the Pete Dye-designed Kampen Course and the Allen/Ackerman Hills Course, where Purdue hosted the NCAA Championship won by Jack Nicklaus. Purdue’s complex also includes an incredible practice facility.

In October 2005, the new $2.7 million indoor golf training center opened, giving Purdue one of the finest golf facilities of any university in the nation. The Kampen Course has hosted the 2000 Western Boys Junior, the 2003 Women’s NCAA Championship, the 2005 “Big I” tournament, the 2008 Men’s NCAA Championship, the 2009 Women’s Big Ten Championship, and the 2011 Men’s Big Ten Championship, and the 2017 Men's NCAA Regional.

Students will be housed in one of Purdue’s air-conditioned residence halls, within walking distance of the golf course. Students do not need to bring sheets or towels, but do need to bring toiletries. Our facilities are outstanding and supervision is provided 24 hours a day. Rooms are furnished for double occupancy only. Roommates may be requested, but requests must be mutual.

Students traveling by air can fly into Indianapolis International Airport, which is a one-hour drive from Purdue’s campus. Arrive the morning of the first day and schedule last day departures after 4 p.m. Camp registration begins at 11 a.m. and orientation starts promptly at 1 p.m. Transportation is available between the airport and campus.

Medical Care and Insurance

Medical needs will be administered through the Purdue University Student Health Center, located close to Mackey Arena, or by a member of Purdue’s athletic training staff. All campers are covered by a blanket insurance policy covering injuries sustained at camp, up to a maximum of $15,000 and in most cases $10,000 maximum coverage for illness. Coverage does not extend to preexisting conditions. This coverage does not replace personal health insurance. A licensed physician must sign the registration form (a school medical form signed no more than 12 months prior to camp is also acceptable). No medical forms will be returned. All registrations must include this in order to hold your space

What people are saying about the Coaches Golf School

“The best junior golf school in the nation. This school is a superb opportunity for any young, serious golfer to improve and to learn what golf at the college level is all about." Coach Fred Warren, East Tennessee State University

"Three members of my son’s high school team attended the Coaches Golf School and I feel your camp was a major contributor to their high school’s first state golf championship.” Parent

"My son won the Peninsula Championship and he actually commented he never would have won without using concentration techniques he learned at golf school, because he was really nervous!” Parent

“I knew his game would improve with a week of concentrated instruction, but I never dreamed it would improve this much. Your emphasis on the need for good academics has definitely had a positive effect on his motivation to do well in high school.” Parent

“My son attended the Coaches Golf School in 2005. I have to say his game really took off after the week he spent at the Coaches Golf School. He just finished his sophomore season and was team MVP, first team all-conference, district qualifier, and overall a more-rounded player. Thank you to you and your staff!!!” Parent

Tentative Coaching Staff

Devon Brouse
Women’s Head Coach
(19 years)

  • 2010 Women's NCAA Champions
  • 2009 Inductee into the GCAA Hall of Fame
  • 2006 and 2010 NGCA and Golfweek Women's Coach of the Year
  • 2006 Labron Harris Award winner PGA/GCAA
  • WGCA Hall of Fame member

Jake Amos
Associate Head Coach

  • Previously Purdue asst. coach for 3 years.

Greg Robertson
Women’s Head Coach
(4 years)

  • Purdue Men's Associate Head Coach 11 Years
  • Jan Strickland Asst Coach of the Year Award 2005
  • Caddie in the US Open for Maria Hernandez in 2010 and 2011
  • Played collegiately at Oklahoma State

Rob Bradley
Men’s Head Coach
(4 years)

  • Assistant Coach Alabama, 2013 NCAA Champions
  • Assistant Coach at University of North Florida 4 years
  • Played professionally 10 years
  • 2 time participant in US Open

Jay Hardwick
Men’s Head Coach
(33 years)

  • 2007 Inductee into the GCAA Hall of Fame
  • 2007 ACC Champions
  • 2005 Labron Harris Award PGA/GCAA
  • 1994 Virginia PGA Hall of Fame Inductee

Madeleine "Mimi" Burke
Purdue Assistant Women's Coach

  • Played collegiately at Appalachian State University

Mitch Krywulycz
Assistant Men's Coach

  • Played collegiately at Augusta State from 2007 to 2011
  • National Championships in 2010 and 2011. He secured victories in both National Championship matches.

Tee Burton
Men's and Women's Head Golf Coach Gardner - Webb

  • All-American at University of North Carolina
  • NCAA Division I in the 2000-01 season
  • Coached 13 All-Conference honorees
  • Lead Men's golf team to four top-six finishes first year
  • Women's team three top-five finishes first year