The Club at Old Hawthorne
Home to Mizzou Golf Camps
Whether you're a Mizzou alum, parent, or fan, you'll be interested to know that Old Hawthorne is closely affiliated with the University of Missouri as the home to Mizzou Men's and Women's Golf for years and years to come.
Stephanie Priesmeyer (Coach Coop)
Head Womens Coach
Truly one of the most dynamic coaches in all of women’s college golf, Mizzou Women’s Golf Head Coach Stephanie Priesmeyer has led Mizzou to unprecedented heights in her 17 years at the helm of the Tiger program. She has brought a level of energy and enthusiasm to the table that is infectious and inspiring.
Since taking over at her alma mater prior to the 2001-02 season, Priesmeyer has led Mizzou to NCAA Regional competition eight times overall, including two of the last three years (2016, 2018). In just her fourth season, the Tigers used a record-third-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional in 2005 to make the jump to the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history.
Under her leadership, the Tigers have taken home 15 tournament titles and smashed school records left and right, including lowest 54-hole total in MU history (825 at the 2015 Johnie Imes Invitational), and lowest 18-hole team total (269 at the 2015 Johnie Imes). Every listing in the program’s top-25 best for both 18-hole and 54-hole team scores have all taken place on Priesmeyer’s watch. In addition, 40 of the best 41 single round scores in school history have come since she took over at MU.
The Tigers have also excelled in the classroom over the course of Priesmeyer’s leadership. Her commitment to academics and the success for her student-athletes in all facets of their lives has translated into members of the Mizzou squad earning spots on the Academic All-Conference Team 37 times, on the Spring SEC Honor Roll 25 times and on the National Golf Coaches Association All-Scholar team 25 times. In 2017-18, seven of Priesmeyer’s golfers landed on the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll, which led all Southeastern Conference women’s golf teams.
Assistant Womens Coach
Former Tiger standout golfer Mindy Coyle just finished her 12th season as part of the Mizzou coaching staff. Since taking over at her alma mater prior to the 2006-07 season, Coyle has helped lead Mizzou to NCAA Regional competition five times overall, including two of the last three years (2016, 2018).
Coyle concluded her playing career by leading the Tigers to their first-ever NCAA Championships appearance in 2005. Her playing days were highlighted by a runner-up finish at the 2003 Big 12 Conference Championships hosted by Missouri.
“It has been a tremendous asset to our program having Mindy on board as an assistant coach,” head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said. “From day-to-day activities, to recruiting, to coaching, she has been so positive for our golf team. Mindy is such a competitor and brings a ton of youth, experience and fire to the golf course. This team really looks up to her and certainly has benefited from her competitive desire.”
As a coach, the former Mizzou star helped the team to a third place finish at the 2011 Big 12 Championships and enticed one of the country’s top recruiting classes to Columbia for the 2011-12 campaign.
and reset the program record book listings. The 2017-18 season saw big things take place, as Mizzou claimed one tournament title (Johnie Imes) and had two other top-three finishes. The Tigers closed the regular season with a solid eighth-place finish at the 2018 SEC Championships, and advanced to match play, where they reached the quarterfinals before being edged by number-one seeded South Carolina, 3-0-2. Mizzou impressed the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee enough throughout the course of the year to earn a bid to the Tallahassee Regional, where they finished in 10th place overall.
Mizzou Men’s Golf head coach Mark Leroux announced the addition of Grant Milner to his program as assistant coach on Aug. 21, 2015, adding immediate high-level golf experience and character for the Tigers. Milner heads into his fourth season assisting the Tigers in 2018-19, also helping manage day-to-day operations of the program.
The Conference USA Men’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2012-13 season, Milner led Memphis to its third-straight NCAA Tournament as a redshirt junior. Milner paced the group with a 73.8 stroke average and recorded five Top 20 and four Top 10 finishes, including a victorious performance at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.
Milner helped lead Memphis to the NCAA Championship Finals as a redshirt sophomore, with the squad placing 28th nationally to conclude the 2011-12 campaign. Memphis also claimed the Conference USA team championship.
A long-time presence on the amateur circuit in his youth, Milner was named the Knoxville Sentinel’s 2008 Player of the Year. He additionally was rated at the 79th best player in the country by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.
A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Milner graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast news in December 2013. After graduation, Milner began work in the media with GoTigers247.com, the 247Sports Network’s affiliate covering Memphis Athletics.