UF women's golf adds assistant

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 12:06 a.m.

University of Florida women’s golf head coach Jill Briles-Hinton announced the hiring of Jay Goble as the new assistant head coach on Tuesday.

Goble replaces Robin Walton, who served as assistant head coach for the Lady Gators for eight seasons. Walton left the team at the end of the 2007-08 season to pursue further goals in coaching.

“This is a phenomenal day for the University Athletic Association and the women’s golf program that we were able to acquire such a highly-decorated instructor with the capabilities that he possesses,” Hinton said. “His background as an instructor at IMG Academy is very advantageous in his new position with Florida. Not only is he an extraordinary instructor when it comes to the golf swing, but his ties to junior golfers through IMG will be very beneficial to our program. While at IMG, he has been molding and instructing the types of players that we want to play for Florida.”

Goble, 30, joins Florida’s staff after serving as an instructor at the David Ledbetter Golf Academy at the IMG Academies in Bradenton since 2004.

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