Alex Kirk enters his first season as the head women's golf coach at Dartmouth in 2012-13. The head golf pro at the Hanover Country Club was appointed head coach in July.
A veteran of New England golf, Kirk has been a Class A Member of the
Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) since 1999, and is the
President of the New Hampshire PGA (NHPGA) after serving as the Vice
President for three years. He is also currently the District Director on
the New England PGA (NEPGA) Board of Directors and was a member of the
PGA President's Council on Growing the Game from 2006-10.
As the head pro at HCC, Kirk has developed and coordinated clinics for
all ages and levels, including Dartmouth physical education classes,
with a focus on fundamentals, etiquette and networking through golf. He
has established the Golf in School Program, which has grown from two
local schools to 27 schools across the state. Kirk oversees the HCC
Junior Golf Program as well and received the NHPGA Junior Golf Leader
Award in both 2009 and 2010.
Prior to his arrival in Hanover, Kirk was an assistant pro for nearly
two years at Manchester Country Club in Bedford, N.H., and the first
head pro at Pistol Creek Golf Club for two years in Berlin, Conn. His
career as a golf professional began in 1996 as an assistant pro at The
Woodcrest Club in Syosset, N.Y., where he remained for five seasons
before taking another assistant position for two years at Middle Bay
Country Club in Oceanside, N.Y.
Kirk graduated from Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., with a degree in
business administration in 1991. He was a four-year letterman on the
Bison soccer team, serving as team captain in his senior year, plus
played rugby for four years. He went on to take part in the PGA of
America's Golf Professional Training Program and has won various Pro-Am
Tournaments throughout New Hampshire and New England.