BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Longtime professional golfer and Bowling Green native Adam Gary has been named the seventh head coach of the WKU Women’s Golf team, athletic director Todd Stewart announced on Thursday.
"We are excited to add someone with the personal and professional background of Adam to our staff and lead our women’s golf program,” Stewart said. “Adam has been a successful player and coach at many levels of the game. We are committed to growing and improving our women's golf program, and hiring Adam is a significant addition. He is universally respected throughout the golf community and comes to WKU highly recommended.”
A professional golfer since 2003 on both the US Pro Golf Tour (2003-2005) and the Egolf Professional Tour (2006-2009), Gary’s familiarity with the professional game allows him a unique access to a wide range of touring professionals, coaches and professional instructors. Since 2012, Gary has maintained the Adam Gary Golf Academy, where he instructs amateur and professional golfers. Gary has spent the last year as the Director of Golf at Kenny Perry’s Country Creek golf course in Franklin, Ky. Gary is also the course’s in-house professional golfer.
“I am honored to be joining the WKU family as the women’s golf coach,” Gary said. “It’s a privilege to be given the responsibility of coaching these players, and I’m excited to be able to work with such a talented group of athletes. I look forward to the upcoming season.”
Gary, a PGA apprentice, holds TPI Level 1, US Kids Golf and SeeMore Putter Institute certifications as an instructor. He is also a certified club fitter from the game’s top club manufacturers, Ping and Titleist. As a player, Gary received instruction from PGA Teachers of the Year Jim Suttie and Todd Anderson.
Gary graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2003 with his degree in Business Management. As a collegian, Gary was a three-year captain at FGCU, and winner of the AASU Savannah South Bridge Collegiate, Doral Resort Intercollegiate, and Coca Cola Intercollegiate. He earned All-State honors and was an American Junior Golf Association All-American as a high school product out of Greenwood High, where he was a six-year letterman. Gary was also the Kentucky Junior Amateur Champion in 1997.
Gary is married to the former Ashlee Conway of Central City, Ky. The couple has three children, Davis and newborn twins, Lane and Brooks.
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