Immelman Set to Coach in Arnold Palmer Cup
By CSU Sports Information
ROLAND, Ark. –This weekend, Columbus State University Director of Golf, Mark Immelman, will be in Arkansas to head up the coaching staff for the 2019 Arnold Palmer Cup International Team. The Arnold Palmer Cup hosts the best U.S. and international collegiate golfers competing on co-ed teams June 7-9.
For the first time since the 1997 debut of the tournament, the cup will be decided by a Ryder Cup-style event. The tournament is being played at The Alotian Club in Roland, Ark. and is one of the game's only events in which men and women compete side-by-side as partners.
"I am so excited to be with the International Team competing for The Palmer Cup," stated Immelman. "It is a tremendous honor to be entrusted with this responsibility; it's a dream realized really. I hope I can help our team honor the memory of Mr. Palmer in our quest to win the Cup."
One of the top amateur instructors in the game, Immelman just wrapped up his 18thyear as the man in charge of the Columbus State golf program. During his tenure, Immelman has coached 10 All-Americans, 27 All-Peach Belt Conference selections and two PBC Golfers of the Year, including the 2018-19 winnerJordan 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.
To that, AWPF has created a new $100,000 Arnold Palmer Cup Scholarship fund. Each year over at least 10 years, $10,000 in scholarships will be granted to one male and one female high school student ($5,000 to each) in the host club's region. This year, AWPF will work with The Alotian Club, the local First Tee, and Arkansas State Golf Association to determine two scholarship recipients, with Alotian members, corporate partners, attendees and others invited to match funds, increasing the program's strength and long-tern impact to Arnold Palmer Cup host communities.