Doug Martin, the Men’s Golf Head Coach at the University of Cincinnati, joins the Play Golf in College Podcast to talk about how he evaluates student golfers, toughness, and developing “a game that travels.”
PGIC founder Coach Brad Sparling and Coach Mark MacDonald discuss Coach Martin’s development strategies and how to transition from junior golf to college golf.
Coach Martin joined the UC program as an assistant coach prior to the 2006-07 campaign and was promoted to head coach three seasons later.
He has found success on all levels of golf, beginning with his days as a junior golfer in the mid-1980s. During that time, Martin was a two-time AJGA All-American and was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 1984. He moved on to more success on the amateur level, ascending to the No. 1 national ranking in 1989.
From there, Martin moved on to a successful collegiate career at the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Martin won five individual titles and was a three-time All-American. In 1989, he finished second in the NCAA Championship to current PGA star Phil Mickelson.
Martin played for eight years on the PGA Tour, and earned a pair of professional victories. In 1995, Martin lost a five-hole playoff to Vijah Singh at the Buick Classic. Since retiring from the tour in 1999, Martin has been involved in golf instruction and course set-up. He is also manager and part-owner of The Golf Ranch in Burlington, Kentucky.