Demeter Named Head Golf Professional For The Warren Golf Course

Author: Daniel Colleran

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Kyle Lynne Demeter has been named the Head Golf Professional for the University of Notre Dame’s Warren and Burke Golf Courses. Demeter takes on the role after serving 18 years on Notre Dame’s women’s golf staff, first as an assistant and then as associate head coach.

“I am extremely grateful and humbled to take on this role,” Demeter said. “I would like to thank Jack Swarbrick, Tim Wise and Jim Fraleigh for their leadership and support in this next chapter of my career. I look forward to working with our talented grounds crew, headed by Matt Yops, as well as our dedicated staff. Thankfully I will continue to work closely with our outstanding head golf coaches, John Handrigan and Susan Holt, to provide our student-athletes with the best competitive experience in the country. The years I have spent as a part of the Notre Dame Golf family have meant so much to me, my husband and our son. We look forward to the years to come as the future of our golf facilities has never been brighter.”

“I am excited to have Kyle transition into the Head Golf Professional role at Notre Dame,” Senior Associate Athletics Director for Facilities, Events and Revenue Tim Wise said. 

“Kyle’s background, history and expertise in the golf industry and having served as an assistant coach for the women's golf program will prove to be valuable assets to the Warren and Burke Golf Courses,” Wise continued. “Her energy, passion, action plans for the courses and her ability to build relationships stood out during the search process. I am looking forward to working with her and the entire golf course team to create memorable experiences for our golf programs, alumni, donors, faculty/staff and guests.”

As the Head Golf Professional, Demeter will oversee the daily operations of both golf courses while working to enhance the reputation and recognition of the courses while interacting daily with guests and staff members. Areas of oversight will include the pro shop, reservations system, driving range, merchandising, lessons and clinics, tournaments and outings, and course maintenance operations. 

Demeter will serve as the University's representative on the NCAA golf committees and the United States Golf Association as well as all other golf governing bodies and associations. 

Alongside head coach Susan Holt, the Clarksburg, West Virginia, native helped lead the Notre Dame women’s golf program to its first NCAA Championship berth in program history in 2011, four conference championships, and 10 NCAA regional appearances.

“I’m truly happy for Kyle and this new chapter in her professional career,” Holt said. “Having worked alongside her for the past 16 years I know she is going to thrive in this position. She has a passion for the game of golf and a deep love for Notre Dame. Her attention to detail will enhance the overall golf operation at The Warren Golf Course and make the golf experience memorable for all who play.”  

Demeter’s development of student-athletes resulted in 40 NGCA/WGCA All-Scholar Team selections and 48 conference all-academic team honorees.

Prior to joining the Notre Dame coaching ranks, Demeter was accredited as a Class A PGA Golf Professional in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. She served as a Golf Shop Assistant at the University of Notre Dame, handling sales and inventory management.

As the Assistant Golf Professional at the Palmer Course at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia, Demeter was responsible for coordinating golf events, creating and implementing marketing strategies, liaising with apparel companies, and organizing golf camps.

Demeter earned her degree from Saint Mary’s college in Notre Dame, Indiana, and her Masters of Science and Education from Indiana University. Demeter and her husband, Kyle, welcomed their first child, TJ, in the spring of 2021.

 

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