PGA Golf Management Faculty & Staff

Bob Bruns

Bob Bruns, MBA

Director, PGA Golf Management; Chair, PGM, PTM, RMT, SMA Programs; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management
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Bob Bruns
Bob Bruns, MBA

Director, PGA Golf Management; Chair, PGM, PTM, RMT, SMA Programs; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management

B.S.S., Cornell College; M.B.A., University of Iowa; PGA member.

Bio:

Bob received a Bachelor of Special Studies in Business and Economics from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1981, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1986. Bob’s first job in golf was as the Men’s Golf Coach at Central College, a nationally ranked Division III program, where he coached and taught from 1986-1994. Bob’s teams won nine straight conference championships, competed for the national championship each year, and had multiple All-Americans. Bob was selected the IIAC Conference Coach of the Year seven times and served as the Chair of Division III Men’s Golf for three years.

Bob left coaching and joined the PGA, becoming a member in May 1997. Since then, he has served as an assistant professional, Head professional, General Manager/Director of Golf and General Manger/Managing Partner. Bob has worked for clubs in Iowa, Illinois, and Texas. He hosted three PGA Tour events while General Manager and Director of Golf at TPC at Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. Bob served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Section of the PGA and was voted Section Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Properties in 2003.

Personal Statement:

I have been blessed during my time in golf – it has allowed me to travel to some of the most beautiful places, but more importantly introduced me to many of the special people within our industry. Golf truly is a game based on honesty and integrity, and the players, employees, coaches and fellow PGA Professionals I call friends are those who have, and will, serve our industry well into the future. My job here in the Methodist University PGA/PGM Program simply provides me a chance to give back to a game that has provided so much to my

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Steve Conley

Steve Conley, M.Ed.

Head Men's Golf Coach; Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
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Steve Conley
Steve Conley, M.Ed.

Head Men's Golf Coach; Assistant Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program

B.S., Murray State University; M.Ed., Campbell University

Bio:

Serving as an Assistant Professor and the Advising Coordinator for the PGA/PGM program, Conley is in his 34th year at Methodist University (32nd as the Head Men’s Golf Coach). He earned a Master of Education degree from Campbell University (NC) in 1991 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Murray State University (KY) in 1986.

Conley has been a member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) since 1996. He has achieved the highest level of rating at the PGA-USGA Rules of Golf Workshop. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and teaches courses in the PGA Golf Management Program-Intro to PGM 1 and 2.

In 2006, Conley was inducted into the Golf Coaches’ Association of America (GCAA) Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the USA South Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2010) and the Fayetteville Sports Club Hall of Fame (2012).

During his tenure as the men’s coach, his teams have won 12 NCAA Division III National Championships and 23 of the Monarchs’ 31 USA-South Athletic Conference Championships. His players have won nine individual NCAA Division III National Titles, 96 All-America Honors and 22 All-America Scholar Honors. Representing the GCAA, he coached the USA team to victory in the USA-Japan Matches in Tochigi-Ken, Japan in 1998. He has been awarded Coach of the Year honors by the GCAA seven times nationally in Division III, 16 times in the South Region, and 21 times in the USA-South Athletic Conference.

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Connor Evers

Connor Evers

Recruiter, PGA Golf Management
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Connor Evers
Connor Evers

Recruiter, PGA Golf Management

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Jerry Hogge

Jerry Hogge, M.S.

Director Emeritus, PGA Golf Management Program; Associate Professor of Business Administration
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Jerry Hogge
Jerry Hogge, M.S.

Director Emeritus, PGA Golf Management Program; Associate Professor of Business Administration

B.A., Elon College; M.S., University of Tennessee; PGA member

Bio:

A native of Poquoson, Va., Jerry Hogge earned his B.A. from Elon University his M.S. from the University of Tennessee. After graduation, Jerry became a faculty member at Kennesaw College in Kennesaw, Ga.

Introduced to golf at 26 by the late Bill Strausbaugh, Jerry became hooked on the game and decided to make it into his career. Earning his PGA Class A Membership in 1977, Jerry first took a position as Assistant Golf Professional at Argyle Country Club in Silver Springs, Md., then Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, Md. a few years later. He became Vice President and Director of Golf at Canaan Valley Resorts in Davis, W. Va., where he directed retail golf and ski operations and managed three full-time food and beverage operations.

In 1987, Jerry became the Director of the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist College. Under his direction, the Program has graduated over 1,000 graduates and has a 100% job placement since 1989. The Program was accredited by the PGA of America in 1999. Program graduates are the most outstanding and highly sought prospects in the golf industry job market.

Jerry has been recognized by the PGA of America and the Carolinas PGA Section:

  • 1999 Horton Smith Award Recipient – Carolina’s PGA Section
  • 2001 Bill Strausbaugh Carolina’s Section Award Recipient
  • 2002 Bill Strausbaugh National Award Recipient

Teaching Philosophy:

Education is a lifelong progress that allows one to apply principles learned in the classroom to everyday practical application. I attempt to make the classroom an exciting place by applying academic principles through real life stories and situations. The more I facilitate discussion, the more everyone learns and participates. My goal for students is for them to be able to use their education and have a position in the golf industry upon graduation.

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Ryan Hull

Ryan Hull, B.S.

Golf Course Superintendent
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Golf Maintenance Shop
Ryan Hull
Ryan Hull, B.S.

Golf Course Superintendent

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

Ryan received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in PGA Golf Management from Methodist University in 2011 and Professional Golf Turf Management Certification from Rutgers University in 2013. He is a PGA Class A Member, and a GCSAA Superintendent Class B Member.

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Tom Inczauskis

Tom Inczauskis, MBA

Head Women’s Golf Coach; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program
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Tom Inczauskis
Tom Inczauskis, MBA

Head Women’s Golf Coach; Associate Professor of PGA Golf Management; Assistant Director, PGA Golf Management Program

B.A., Governor’s State University; M.B.A., Methodist University

Bio:

Tom Inczauskis enters his sixth year as the Head Women’s Golf Coach and Assistant Director of the PGA Golf Management Program.  He was selected the WGCA GolfPride Division III East Region Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013.  He also received the McLean Foundation Methodist University Athletics Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Inczauskis continues to lead a team with historic success in NCAA Division III women’s golf and has kept the dynasty alive with National Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012.  The Methodist women’s golf program has won 25 National Championships including a stretch of 15 consecutive national titles.  This past season, the Monarchs finished 5th at the National Championship and featured two All-Americans including Kelsie Carralero and Loretta Giovannettone.

Over the past 20 years, Inczauskis has had extensive teaching, coaching, and tournament experience with a wide variety of students and events, from amateur to professional.  He has been a Head Professional at three different facilities and is a PGA Master Professional in Instruction.  He served as the Director of Instruction and Head Professional for the University’s PGA Golf Management Program from 2005-2009.

Inczauskis has attained the All But Dissertation (ABD) designation from Northcentral University (2013) and is completing a doctorate in Sports Organizational Management and Leadership. As a member of the University faculty, he completed a Master of Business Administration degree at Methodist (2007).  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Governor’s State University (1992) as well as an Associate of Science degree from Moraine Valley Community College (1989).

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Alexander Jones

Alexander Jones, MBA

Head Golf Professional; Director of Instruction
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Alexander Jones
Alexander Jones, MBA

Head Golf Professional; Director of Instruction

B.S., Methodist University; M.B.A., University of Cincinnati

Bio:

The MU PGA Golf Management Program is excited to announce the hiring of 2014 alumnus, Alexander Jones, as our new Head Professional and Director of Instruction. Alex recently earned his MBA from the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Prior to that, Alex was on the golf staff at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y. where he instructed over 250 lessons per season. He is also TPI Level I certified.

Alex also took a year away from golf to participate in The World Race, an 11-month missionary project traveling to 11 countries in 11 months aiding local churches, schools, or civic groups and spreading the gospel.  During this time, Alex served as the team leader and financial manager of a seven-person team, arranging all of their travel and administering the necessary funds while moving from country to country.

Prior to his year of Christian service, he also worked at the Chevy Chase Club in Chevy Chase, Md. as an assistant professional.  Alex completed his internships at Shinnecock Hills GC, Bethpage, and Hidden Creek Golf Clubs in New Jersey.

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Krista Lee

Krista Lee, B.S.

PGA Golf Management Office Manager & Admissions
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Krista Lee
Krista Lee, B.S.

PGA Golf Management Office Manager & Admissions

B.S., Methodist University

Bio:

Mrs. Lee became employed by Methodist University in 2004 and joined the PGA Golf Management team in 2014. She graduated with her associate’s degree in 1995 from Northland International University and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Methodist University in 2013. Mrs. Lee is responsible for maintaining all PGA records, daily Program operations, oversees the golf shop, and is available to help students with everyday needs.

As a native of Minneapolis, Minn., Mrs. Lee likes the warmer temperatures in the south and has made North Carolina her home. She assists the staff and students in all aspects of the Program and maintains the ever-growing alumni network.

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Brock White

Brock White, MBA

PGA Golf Management Internship Director; Instructor of Business Administration
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Brock White
Brock White, MBA

PGA Golf Management Internship Director; Instructor of Business Administration

B.S., M.B.A., Methodist University; Class A PGA Member

Bio:

Brock is originally from Winton, N.C. and is a 2007 graduate from the PGA Golf Management Program at Methodist University, where he also received his MBA in May 2014. He also became a Certified PGA Professional in Golf Operations in 2019.

Brock’s main passion in golf is golf club fitting, repair, design, and tournament operations. He has been able to learn and study directly from some of the top professionals in the industry. After Graduation, Brock became an Assistant Golf Professional at Carolina Trace Country Club and stayed there for three and a half years before taking his next step as Head Golf Professional at King’s Grant Golf and Country Club. Brock was at King’s Grant for a year and a half before joining the staff at Methodist as the recruiter in November 2011. In September 2016, Brock was then promoted to the Internship Director for the Program.

During your time at Methodist, Brock will be heavily involved in helping you pursue your dreams in the golf industry by helping place you in your four internships. He looks forward to getting to know you and helping you succeed in your career as a PGA Professional.

 

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