Ed Ibarguen is the general manager and PGA director of Golf at the Duke University Golf Club. He turned professional in 1979 while working at his alma mater’s golf course, UNC Finley in Chapel Hill. In April 1988, he was hired to direct the golf operation at the Duke University Golf Club by the legendary athletic director, Tom Butters.
In 1988, Ed created the Duke University Golf Club’s moniker, ‘Getting Better Every Day’ as a shared vision for the staff and public to understand that the daily goal is to provide excellence at every service level. He loves sharing his passion for the game of Golf with students and guests alike. Since 2001 Ed has been consistently chosen as one of the Golf Magazine® Top 100 Golf Teachers in the nation. Ed has been ranked for decades as one of the best teachers in the state of North Carolina by Golf Digest® and since 2013, he has been recognized as a national Top 50 ‘Grow the Game’ golf instructor by GRAA® and PGA Magazine®.
In 1991, Ed earned his Master Professional ranking in the PGA of America. He was recognized by his peers as a national national PGA of America award recipient in 1995 and 1998. His Carolinas PGA Section peers have honored him with seven Carolinas PGA Section awards including (2) Carolinas PGA Teacher of the Year Awards along with the prestigious Carolinas PGA Professional of the Year Award, and most recently in 2015 Ed was chosen by his peers to be inducted into the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame.
Ed has been very active in the PGA of America as a member of the PGA Education Faculty as a Teaching subject matter expert since the mid-80’s. He has also served as the PGA national chair of three major committees, Teaching & Coaching, Education, and Membership.