FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Layne Savoie has been promoted to associate head men’s golf coach at the University of Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin announced on Thursday.
Savoie is in his second year with the Razorbacks, assisting McMakin with the development of the men’s golf program. Savoie is considered one of the top teachers in college golf and has quickly helped point the Hogs in the right direction with a No. 34 national ranking early in the 2007-08 season.
“It is a tremendous honor for Coach McMakin and the University of Arkansas to give me this opportunity,” Savoie said. “I appreciate the continued commitment Coach Broyles has to the Razorback golf program.”
Savoie came to Arkansas after five years as the top instructor at the Chuck Cook Golf Academy at the Barton Creek Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas. He has also coached multiple winners on the Nationwide and Futures Tour, while instructing PGA Tour professionals Jason Dufner and Kris Cox.
“Layne has done an outstanding job as a teacher and a recruiter,” McMakin said. “He is an invaluable asset to me and this program. He will do a fantastic as our associate head coach.”
Savoie was instrumental in the development of junior Andrew Landry, who in his first year as a Razorback in 2006-07 earned All-America honors from Ping. In 2007-08, the Hogs are off to one of their best starts in recent history with top-four finishes in all three tournaments and a 29-5-2 head-to-head record.