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Drew Belt Joins Ole Miss Women’s Golf Staff

Ole Miss golf  Photo courtesy of Robert Jordan Ole Miss Communications
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Photo courtesy of Robert Jordan Ole Miss Communications

Ole Miss head coach Kory Henkes rounded out her coaching staff with the addition of Drew Belt as an assistant coach. Belt comes to Oxford after serving as the head golf professional at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, Georgia and also serving as a part-time assistant at GRU Augusta.

“We are extremely excited to have Drew on board with the Ole Miss women’s golf team,” said Henkes.  “I have had the privilege of working with Drew for the past few years and know that he will be the perfect fit.  Drew has an extensive knowledge and passion for the game of golf and he will be a huge asset to the future of our program.”

Belt is a Class A PGA member and has extensive experience as a head golf professional having served as the head professional at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, Georgia and also at Jones Creek Golf Club. His duties as the head professional included providing leadership in regards to the day-to-day operations of the club as well as the teaching program and technology operations. Additionally, Belt ran all member-related tournaments and activities, while developing junior programs and tournaments series, while teaching all junior golf clinics.

“I am honored and couldn’t be more excited to be at Ole Miss,” said Belt.  “I want to thank Coach Kory Henkes and the administration for the opportunity to join the family.  I am anxious to get on the course with the players and begin to use my knowledge and abilities to grow the women’s golf team into champions.  The future is exciting here at Ole Miss and I am proud to become an Ole Miss Rebel.”

In addition to his duties as the head golf professional, Belt served as a part-time assistant to the men and women’s golf teams at GRU Augusta. He helped current Ole Miss head coach and former GRU Augusta head coach; Henkes build the Jaguars into perennial top-25 program. Under Henkes’ watch and with the help of Belt, the Jaguars achieved their highest ranking in program history, checking in at No. 21 in the fall of 2014. Belt also developed the Papa John’s Augusta Junior Golf Tour, which was played on 10 area courses in Augusta.

Belt is a 2004 graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan with a bachelor’s of science in business as a marketing major. Belt has a Nick Faldo Golf Institute Teaching certificate and a Troon Golf Teaching Institute certificate and is a member of the Ferris State Professional Golf Alumni Golf Association.

For all Ole Miss women’s golf news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWGolf ,Facebook at Ole Miss Women’s Golf and on Instagram @OleMissWGolf

Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

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