FAYETTEVILLE — Mike Adams joins the University of Arkansas women’s golf staff as an assistant coach announced head coach Shauna Estes today. Adams replaces Estes who took over the head coaching duties after the departure of former head coach Kelley Hester in August. "I’m very excited to have Mike join our staff," said Estes. "We have known each other for more than 15 years and I believe he is a great fit for our team. His golf knowledge and background are extensive and I’m looking forward to having him become an integral part of our future success." Adams is not a stranger to the University or the Lady Razorbacks. He has served as a rules official at the Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational at Pinnacle Country Club in recent years. Adams joins the Lady Razorbacks after nearly six years at the International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., where he worked as an instructor. While at the Academy, Adams worked with Computer Coach Pro swing analysis and intergraded vector launch angles to improve player’s swing and overall game. While at the academy, Adams worked with several athletes who went on to collegiate careers including former Nationwide Tour player Steve Larick. In addition, he served as the tournament rules official during monthly International Junior Golf Tour events. "The team will love his enthusiasm and the creativity that he brings," added Estes. "I feel very fortunate to be able to bring Mike to Arkansas and I believe he will have a very positive impact on our team, university and the community." Adams worked at The Woodlands Country Club of Columbia, S.C., from 1982-2003. During that time, he managed the operation of the 575-member private club with 50 employees, developed and managed the operating budget and formulated the course’s strategic business plan. Adams is a 1977 graduate of Newberry College in Newberry, S.C., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a four-year letterman of the golf team at Newberry. The Lady Razorback golf team’s season officially begins in late September but several players are continuing to play at various amateur events. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.