Goshen News, Goshen, IN


August 21, 2013

COLLEGE GOLF: Hire is tapped by GC

GOSHEN — Local golf course owner Greg Hire has been tabbed to take over as the interim head coach of the Goshen College golf program, Athletic Director Tim Demant has announced.

Hire replaces Allison Bailey, who resigned to take a full-time teaching position.

“I am very excited to have someone of Greg’s knowledge, experience and character taking over our golf program,” Demant said.  

“Greg brings an enthusiasm and love for the game and for people which will benefit our student-athletes. Also, as the owner of a golf course, our players shouldn’t have any trouble getting tee times.”

Hire has owned and operated Timber Ridge Golf Club ­— which has served as the practice facility for the Maple Leafs ­ — since 2005. He has further connections with the Goshen program, as son Josh Hire was the Leafs’ head coach from 2008-2010.

“I am so ‘pumped’ about this opportunity,” Hire said.

“I have been interested in the Goshen College golf position for the past several years and if the position ever became available again, I knew I would pursue it.”

“I am anxiously looking forward to the recruiting,” Hire added.  “Anyone who knows me, knows that I love to promote my community and my course and now I get to promote Goshen College also. I believe that we can offer a nice package with an education second to none, a diverse and supportive community and a quality golf course to play. What more could someone ask for in their college experience?”

In addition to the day-to-day operations of his course, Hire has conducted weekly golf clinics and youth summer golf camps. A 1977 Fairfield High School graduate, Hire had a successful career in sales and marketing prior to taking over ownership at Timber Ridge.

Goshen opens the 2013-14 season at the Calumet College of St. Joseph Invitational at Whitehawk Country Club (Crown Point) on August 26-27.

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