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Jim Knoesel

Director of Golf Operations, Jim Knoesel

Jim Knoesel came to Mizzou to play golf on the men’s golf team and earn a degree in finance. He lettered all four years and was a three-time selection to the Academic All-America golf team.

His lifelong love of the game became his profession when he began working at Gustin Golf Course in 1991. He was promoted to head golf professional in 1998 and director in 2007.

Jim served as president of the Gateway Section of the PGA of America in 2008-2009 and was voted Gateway PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2008.

Knoesel and course superintendent Isaac Breuer, golf course superintendent, are proud of the conservation efforts they have undertaken at the course, including being the first college golf course in the country to be certified by Audubon International and has been recognized as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 1997. The course is recognized for its wildlife habitat management, water conservation and environmentally friendly turf management practices. Knoesel and Breuer regularly give tours of the course to other golf course managers who want to implement conservation practices on their own courses.

The course has 26 bluebird nesting stations, and staff has counted 3,150 fledglings on their bluebird trail since its inception in 1994. They also have six beehives and have prepared six one-acre or larger pollinator plots throughout the course.

Contact Jim: | Phone: (572) 882-6016



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Isaac Breuer

Golf Course Superintendent

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Aaron Wier

Recreation Specialist