Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

Daniel M. Ross, PGA

Head Golf Professional & Director of Instruction

My ImageDan is the Head Golf Professional & Director of Instruction at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. He has been a PGA Member since 1995 and joined the BBGC staff in 2004. He and his wife Luci, a graduate of Purdue, have two children, Ally and Jackson.

Dan played his collegiate golf at Taylor University, graduating in 1992. Dan has been a golf instructor since 1993, when he gave lessons as an Assistant Professional at Harrison Lake Country Club in Columbus. During his time at Harrison Lake, from 1993-96, Dan taught under PGA Master Professional Tony Clecak. It was during this time that Dan developed a strong interest in Junior Golf, which has remained a major part of his teaching programs to this day. Currently, Dan offers the First Tee Program, PGA Junior League and summer camps for Juniors.

In 2004, Dan became the Head PGA Professional at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex, and in 2006 added the title of Director of Instruction. Each year Dan coordinates and teaches eight collegiate level golf classes per semester called, "Golf: For Business and Life". Dan has worked with thousands students in this class alone. In 2005, and again in 2007, Dan attended the PGA: Teaching and Coaching Summit. One of the best parts of going to these Summit's, was realizing the importance of technology with teaching. Dan utilizes the V1 Video system for those wanting swing analysis. In addition to his teaching expertise, Dan is also proficient in club fitting in a whole host of brands.

In the years that Dan has been at Purdue he has been honored with many awards from the Indiana Section PGA:
2008  Horton Smith Award
2014  Player Development Award
2015  PGA Professional of the Year
2018  Merchandiser of the Year - Public Course

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Scott Collins

Assistant Golf Professional - Outings, Events, and Memberships

Scott Collins, originially from Delphi, IN, joined the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Professional Staff in June 2018 after working at the facility for several years in an Outside Operations role. Scott had been working as the Pro Shop Lead at Dicks Sporting Goods for 2 years prior to joining the Professional Staff at the BBGC. During his time at Dicks Sporting Goods, Scott gained valuable experience working with club fittings, club repair, and working with customers to find the best equipment for their game. He aslo recieved his club fitting certification for Ping and Callaway equipment during his tenure at Dicks Sporting Goods and recently joined Srixon's staff to help players looking to find the right equipment for them.

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Alex Brawn

Assistant Golf Professional

Alex Brawn joined the BBGC Professional Staff in April 2021. Previously Alex served as Assistant Golf Professional at Westchester Golf Course in Canal Winchester, OH from 2017-2020. Alex oversaw daily operations at Westchester while coordinating the facilityís leagues and assisting with event operations. He also held Assistant Professional roles at Harbour Trees Golf & Beach Club and Broadmoor CC in Indianapolis. Alex passed his Playing Ability Test in 2018 and is currently a Level 1 Associate PGA Member. Alex also assists Dan Ross with the First Tee and PGA Junior League programs at BBGC.

Growing up in Apex, North Carolina, Alex attended The Ohio State University; he graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Professional Golf Management, with minors in Chemistry and Business. Alex resides in Lafayette with his wife Michelle. Contact Alex by completing this form.

Grant Brettnacher

Lead Club Fitter

Grant joined the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex staff in the summer of 2020 after graduating from Trine University with a degree in Golf Management and Marketing. Grant played collegiately at Trine for 4 years, and was named the Trine Robert L. Greim Award winner, given to the best male athlete as voted by the Trine Athletic Department. Grant was also named as the MIAA Conference Most Valuable Golfer and winning the MIAA Sportsmanship Award becoming the first player to earn both honors in the same year in MIAA history. In addition to his playing accolades, Grant worked as a club fitter for Taylor Made for 2 seasons and has expansive knowledge in club fitting. Grant is eager and excited to help any player, regardless of skill level, find the right set of clubs for their game.

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Jim Scott

Superintendent

My ImageJim is the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex Superintendent. Jim began construction on the Kampen Course with Pete Dye in 1995, and again worked with Pete Dye in 2015 to transfrom the Ackerman Hills Course into the Ackerman-Allen Course.
 

Kyle Post

Associate Superintendent

Kyle is the Associate Superintendent at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
 

Matt McNarney

Assistant Superintendent

Matt is the Assistant Superintendent at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.

Devon Brouse, PGA

Head Coach, Purdue Women's Golf 

Devon Brouse, a 1971 Purdue graduate, returned to his alma mater in 1998 as director of golf and head coach for the both the men's and women's golf teams.  After 15 years of leading both programs to national success, Brouse is the head coach of the Purdue's Women's Golf team. Click here to learn more about Coach Brouse.

 

Rob Bradley

Head Coach, Purdue Men's Golf

Rob Bradley is in his sixth season as head coach of the Purdue Men's Golf Team. The 2012 graduate of Excelsior College spent seven years as a full member of the Nationwide Tour (1997, 2000-04 and 2008) and was a two-time participant in the U.S. Open (1997 and 2003). He was a six-time finalist at the PGA's Q-School and won the 1999 Kentucky Open Championship. Bradley also claimed the 1995 New Jersey State Amateur Championship. Click here to learn more about Coach Bradley.