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Northwestern University has announced that Pat Goss has signed a new 5-year contract with the school to be the Director of Golf and Player Development, and David Inglis had been promoted from assistant coach to head coach.

This is part of a restructuring of the Northwestern golf program, the announcement came from Vice President and Recreation Jim Phillips.

Back in 2007 Goss was named Director of Golf, to oversee both the men’s and women’s golf programs. This while being the head coach of the men’s golf team. Now he adds Player Development to show his involvement with skill instruction. Goss is still a highly respected short game coach.

Inglis who has been an assistant coach for five years, will add more of a day-to-day program administration  responsibility to his role. This allows Goss to spend more time securing the future of Northwestern Golf.

Goss has led Northwestern to 35 tournament titles, 15 NCAA Regional berths, nine Big Ten team and individual titles, and three NCAA top-10 finishes in his 18 year tenure as head coach. Goss is a four-time Big Ten Coach of the year, 1997 Golfweek National Coach of the Year, and a Golf Magazine Top-100 teacher in America.

“Pat Goss not only is among the most respected coaches and teachers in collegiate golf but in the world golf community as well,” Phillips said. “Under his leadership, Northwestern has consistently won championships, produced a steady stream of successful professional golfers and performed at an exemplary level in the classroom and community.”

Phillips went on to commend Goss for the development of the Northwestern’s women’s golf program, and the hiring of current coach Emily Fletcher. Fletcher led Northwestern to it’s first Big Ten title in 2013. Phillips is glad to be keeping the Goss family in Evanston for years to come.

“I am incredibly honored for the extension Jim has given me and the opportunity to continue to lead my alma mater as Director of Golf and Player Development for another five years,” said Goss. “This is a dream job for me, and I have loved every minute I have spent at Northwestern since my time here as a student-athlete. I am very proud of the success we have had in both men’s and women’s golf and could not be more excited for the future of our program.”

Goss was pleased at the promotion of Inglis to head coach. That feeling was shared by Inglis.

“I am thankful to Coach Goss and Dr. Phillips for the opportunity to be the head coach of the Northwestern’s men’s golf program,” said Inglis. “Coach Goss could not have been a better role model for me and for our players. I have learned a lot from him during my four years in Evanston.”

Tim Streng a former All-American at Western Illinois University, who goss coached throughout his college and professional career is working with Inglis and Goss this year as a volunteer coach at Northwestern. Streng is a teaching professional at the Wildcat Golf Academy.

Northwestern starts it’s fall season this Sunday in the Windon Memorial Classic that will be played at Evanston Golf Club in Skokie.

DAVID LIPSKY the 2010 Big Ten Champion and a 2011 graduate of Northwestern, won his first European Tour event the Omega European Masters.

“It feels great,” said Lipsky. “I’ve played well the last couple of weeks and to put it all together is really something special.”

Lipsky defeated Graeme Storm in a playoff to win the title. With the win Lipsky earned his European Tour card and a two-year exemption on the tour.”


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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.