Mark Hankins made men’s golf at Iowa relevant and give the program a national identity in his seven seasons as coach. But now he’s moving on to a new challenge. Hankins, 44, was named an assistant to the director of athletics at Iowa on Tuesday. “It’s really hard,” Hankins said of giving up his coaching […]
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Former Iowa golfer Steven Ihm will make his professional debut at this summer’s John Deere Classic. A three-time all-Big Ten selection for the Hawkeyes, Ihm has received a sponsor’s exemption to the PGA Tour event for a second straight year. The John Deere Classic takes place July 10-13 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. […]
Mark Hankins probably would be nearing legendary status if he had the same success coaching football or men’s basketball at the University of Iowa as he’s had coaching men’s golf.
Freshman Ian Vandersee’s 5-under-par 66 today was the low round of the day and ignited Iowa’s final-round rally at the NCAA men’s golf regional in Athens, Ga., earning the Hawkeyes a coveted spot in the NCAA finals. In the Bowling Green, Ky., regional, Iowa State’s Nate McCoy closed with a 71 and became the first […]
Iowa’s once-chilly national reputation in men’s golf is melting away. “They definitely say we’re an underdog based on the fact that we do come from the Midwest,” fifth-year Hawkeye coach Mark Hankins said. “They don’t take us for granted any more. But we still have a chip on our shoulder.” Iowa competes in its fourth […]
Iowa golf coach Mark Hankins doesn’t want to talk about winning a Big Ten Championship.
Vince India spent last week getting his golf game in order for the NCAA Championships. For the Iowa senior, that meant a couple days filled with sleep, video games, hanging out with friends and doing everything possible to keep his mind off golf. “I wasn’t really there all the time with my mental game,” India […]
When the Iowa men’s golf team got through regional competition to make it to the NCAA finals in 2009, words like surprised and overachieving best described the accomplishment. Two years later, expectation is the new buzz word circulating around coach Mark Hankins’ team entering today’s NCAA Indiana Regional at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, […]
Iowa had an interim golf coach when Vince India signed a letter of intent to play for the Hawkeyes in 2007. Mark Hankins left Michigan State to take over the Iowa program before India enrolled. In addition to India, Hankins inherited a team ranked 155th in the country. The Hawkeyes, who finished fourth Sunday at […]