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Houston to add Women's Golf Program

on 16 October 2012.

The University of Houston will add women’s golf to its athletics department for the 2013-14 season.

The women’s golf team will feature two student-athletes to compete as individuals at tournaments during the 2013-14 season. UH will then debut the complete women’s team during the 2014-15 campaign. Women’s golf will be the 17th program sponsored by the Athletics Department and the first addition since softball, which has made six NCAA postseason appearances since joining in 2001.

Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades made the announcement Monday afternoon after the program addition was approved by the UH Board of Regents.

With the addition, men’s golf coach Jonathan Dismuke will become the school’s Director of Golf and oversee both programs. Current men’s assistant coach Chris Hill will be promoted to Associate Head Coach for the men’s team, while Rhoades and Dismuke conduct a national search for the women’s Associate Head Coach.

“We are excited to announce the addition of women’s golf,” Rhoades said. “When you look at the history of our golf program and the affinity for the sport of golf in the city of Houston, it is a perfect fit for the University of  Houston to sponsor this sport.”

“With the recent construction of the Dave Williams Golf Academy and the beautiful, world-class experience at Redstone Golf Club,” Rhoades continued, “we cannot wait to see our future women’s golfers hit the course and provide us with another avenue of success.”

Coach Dismuke, in his fourth year at the helm of UH golf, said one of the first questions he is asked when speaking publicly has been about the addition of a women’s team. He and Hill will work immediately on recruiting the first UH women’s team.

“With the tremendous amount of talent in the greater Houston area and the construction of the Dave Williams Golf Academy at Redstone Golf Club,” Dismuke said, “I am confident our women’s team will be successful immediately and in the years to come.”