CSU Golf Coach Receives Arnold Palmer Cup from Former President
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Columbus State University Director of Golf Mark Immelman was recently presented with the Arnold Palmer Cup by former President Bill Clinton at the Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. Immelman, who has led CSU’s golf program for 18 years, served as a coach to the International team at the legendary golf event over the weekend, leading the team to a 33.5-26.5 victory.
“The week at the Arnold Palmer Cup was memorable in so many ways,” said Immelman. “Wearing the Arnold Palmer logo and then leading Team International was a thrill of a lifetime. On top of that, having them pull off the victory was beyond what I could’ve dreamt.
Further, having my family on hand to share in all of the experiences - including meeting President Clinton - made the entire week super special. My time in Little Rock will be etched in my memory for the rest of my days.”
During his tenure at CSU, Immelman has coached 10 All-Americans, 27 All-Peach Belt Conference selections and two PBC Golfers of the Year, including the 2018-19 winner Jordan Doull. Before taking on the role as coach, Immelman played four seasons as a Cougar, becoming a three-time All-American and helped his team win multiple national championships. In 2017, he was inducted into the Columbus State Athletic Hall of Fame.
In addition to his duties at Columbus State, Immelman is the main instructor at the Mark Immelman Golf Instruction working with a plethora of professionals including Trevor Immelman (younger brother, 2008 Masters Champion), Larry Mize (1998 Masters Champion), Louis Oosthuizen (2010 British Open Champion) and many other PGA, European, Nationwide and Africa's Sunshine tours professionals. He also conducts play-by-play on broadcasts for the PGA Tour on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and works with CBS Sports as an on-course reporter and studio analyst.
The Arnold Palmer Cup is supported by the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation (AWPF) as part of its mission to promote youth character development, modeling the values embodied by Arnold & Winnie Palmer and supporting the growth of amateur/collegiate golf. The Arnold Palmer Cup hosts the best U.S. and international collegiate golfers competing on co-ed teams. It is one of the game's only events in which men and women compete side-by-side as partners.