November 21, 2011
Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camps Director, Mike Wydra, Inducted into Hall of Fame
Head Coach of UCSD Men's Golf and Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camps Director, Mike Wydra, has been inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame along with four other prominent golf professionals.
Since taking over the UC San Diego golf program, Wydra has led the Tritons to top-five national finishes 13 times. He has produced a total of 54 All-Americans and 27 Tritons have gone on to play professionally. Wydra was named the Far West Coach of the Year every year from 1990 through 1999 and in 1993 was selected as the Bridgestone NCAA Division III Coach of the Year.
A graduate of UCSD and former standout on the golf team, he is well known in San Diego golf circles for his playing, teaching and coaching credentials. As a collegiate player, Wydra carded the low round (68) at the NAIA National Championships in 1973 and posted second place finish at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championship at Torrey Pines in 1975.
Wydra also captured five Golden State mini-tour titles and advanced to sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open Championships a total of three times. In addition to his coaching duties, Wydra is well known as a teaching professional and has served as director of the Nike Junior Golf Camp since 1995. Since taking over, he has built the camp into one of Nike’s most popular and successful summer programs.
Nike Golf Schools and Junior Camps, San Diego is proud to have Coach Wydra as one of its premier coaches and we look forward to another great summer of golf in 2012!