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Drew Belt is entering his third season as an assistant coach with the Ole Miss women's golf team in 2017-18. Belt came to Oxford after serving as the head golf professional at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, Georgia and also serving as a part-time assistant at GRU Augusta.
Ole Miss head coach Kory Henkes had the following to say upon Belt's hiring.
"We are extremely excited to have Drew on board with the Ole Miss women's golf team,” said Henkes. “I have had the privilege of working with Drew for the past few years and know that he will be the perfect fit. Drew has an extensive knowledge and passion for the game of golf and he will be a huge asset to the future of our program."
Belt was a significant part of the turnaround of the program in his first season at Ole Miss. An excellent teacher of the game, Belt coupled with Henkes to help Ole Miss players set 10 team or individual records while seeing scoring averaged decrease by an averaged of 2.5 strokes. In Year 2, the team had its best scoring average in school history at 298.47.
Belt is a Class A PGA member and has extensive experience as a head golf professional having served as the head professional at West Lake Country Club in Augusta, Georgia and also at Jones Creek Golf Club. His duties as the head professional included providing leadership in regards to the day-to-day operations of the club as well as the teaching program and technology operations. Additionally, Belt ran all member-related tournaments and activities, while developing junior programs and tournaments series, while teaching all junior golf clinics.
In addition to his duties as the head golf professional, Belt served as a part-time assistant to the men and women’s golf teams at GRU Augusta. He helped current Ole Miss head coach and former GRU Augusta head coach; Henkes build the Jaguars into perennial top-25 program. Under Henkes' watch and with the help of Belt, the Jaguars achieved their highest ranking in program history, checking in at No. 21 in the fall of 2014. Belt also developed the Papa John’s Augusta Junior Golf Tour, which was played on 10 area courses in Augusta.
Belt is a 2004 graduate of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan with a bachelor’s of science in business as a marketing major. Belt has a Nick Faldo Golf Institute Teaching certificate and a Troon Golf Teaching Institute certificate and is a member of the Ferris State Professional Golf Alumni Golf Association.
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