Edward Ibarguen, PGA


2013 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals

Edward Ibarguen, PGA

Duke Universtiy Golf Club

3001 Cameron Blvd.

Durham, NC 27705

Ed has been very active in The PGA of America as a member of the PGA Education Faculty as a teaching subject matter expert since the mid-80s. He has also served as the PGA national chair of three major committees: Teaching & Coaching, Education, and Membership. Ed is the PGA general manager and director of Golf at the Duke University Golf Club. He turned professional in 1979 while working at his alma mater’s golf course, UNC Finley in Chapel Hill. He has worked at the Duke University Golf Club since April 1988.

Facility Type: Public

Past awards/recognitions: 

  • GRAA Growth of the Game Teaching Professional
  • PGA Section Teacher of the Year
  • Golf Magazine Top 100
  • Golf Digest Best in State

Technology used in instruction:

  • Trackman Pro III
  • Sony TRX-9 video camera
  • Casio EX-F1 video camera
  • JC Video
  • V1
  • iPad

Approximate number of free “tune-ups” and lessons given per year: Hundreds

Growth of the game initiatives:

  • Get Golf Ready
  • Junior camps
  • Duke Student Lesson Clinics
  • Free member clinics