Gorman takes helm for men’s golf team

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The Madison College men’s golf team begins the season with a new coach – Pat Gorman.

Gorman was an assistant golf coach at University of Wisconsin-Madison, for both the men’s and women’s teams, from 1997-2003. He’s also the only three-time PGA Teacher of the Year and was lead instructor at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy at Bay Hill. In 1989, before Gorman competed in the PGA Tour’s U.S. Bank Championship.

Along with the new coaching position, Gorman remains director of instruction for The Oaks Golf Course, near Madison.

He replaces Bill Scheer, who coached the team for three seasons. Scheer and the WolfPack had some success last season, including a 302 team score at the Duane Chaney Invitational in Port Byron, IL. The total is tied for the 15th, in the WolfPack’s top team event results.

While Gorman inherits some of last season’s golfers, he’s already looking to build for future seasons.

“To be a successful college golf coach, you have to be able to continually attract and sign talented players, who can win championships,” he said.

The team began its 2012-13 season, last weekend. Friday, the WolfPack was at the Highland Invitational in Freeport, Ill. Saturday, they were at the Rock Valley College Invitational, in Rockford, Ill.