Duke Men’s Head Golf Coach Myers Passes Away

mulligan, 02 April 2007, Comments Off on Duke Men’s Head Golf Coach Myers Passes Away
Categories: college golf, masters

On Friday night, Duke University Mens Golf Coach, Rod Myers, passed away after a long battle with an acute form of leukemia. GoDuke.com article

I first met Coach Myers at his summer golf school in 1997, my junior year of high school. I remember, as if it was yesterday, him hitting balls on the range from a variety of stances (closed, open, backwards, one-legged, on his knees) and every single ball went dead straight. And, when asked by students of the school, he proclaimed that he never hit balls or practiced.

Luckily, I was able to attend the golf school in 1998, as a senior in high school. While I was at the golf school that year, I had the opportunity to talk to Coach Myers about what it was like to play college golf. And, during that conversation, not only did I learn that he went to Ohio Wesleyan University (where I played collegiate golf), but that Coach Myers cared about his players and youth golfers more than anything. He wanted everyone to play the game of golf better, but more importantly, he wanted us all to become better men. I also had the opportunity to be a camp counselor at Coach Myers’ summer golf school, during my sophomore and junior seasons at Ohio Wesleyan.

With the Masters coming up this weekend, I am sure that Coach Myers, who officiated the Masters from 1995-2003, will be certainly missed.

To the family of Coach Myers, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jason Job, J.D.
OWU Class 2002


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