Aug. 21, 2001
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
Alumni ties run deep at the University of Louisville. On Tuesday, Arnold Palmer Golf Management announced the hiring of U of L Athletic Hall of Fame member and current PGA Tour player Ted Schulz as director of golf instruction at the Cardinal Club at the University of Louisville.
Tuesday's announcement precedes a much-anticipated October opening for the Cardinal Club. A Spencer Holt championship layout, the Cardinal Club is the latest offspring of four alumni-themed private golf clubs developed by a joint venture between University Clubs of America and Arnold Palmer Golf Management.
"I'm very pleased Ted will be joining the Cardinal Club," said U of L Director of Athletics Tom Jurich. "He's a first class individual and high energy person who I'm sure will create an atmosphere at the Cardinal Club as one of the finest in the state. He has always been of major importance to the Cardinal Athletic family and we look forward to building the Club together."
An accomplished member of the PGA Tour, Schulz brings with him a highly respected resume of skills and a deep-rooted connection to the University. Schulz played on the Louisville golf team from 1979 through 1982, and is a past winner of the Kentucky State Amateur Tournament (1983), and two-time winner of the Kentucky State Open (1984, 1988). His professional career includes victories at the 1991 Los Angeles Open, 1989 Southern Open and 1989 Chrysler Team Championship.
"The selection of Ted Schulz as the director of golf at the Cardinal Club immediately elevates the quality of golf experience provided to the members and guests of the club," said Tim Tierney, president and chief executive officer of Arnold Palmer Golf Management. "Ted is obviously a very talented individual. His allegiance to the University and his ties as a Cardinal alumnus will shape the future of the club for years to come. We are fortunate to have him on-board."
Arnold Palmer Golf Management was founded by Arnold Palmer in 1984 and acquires, leases, and manages quality golf facilities worldwide, working with private individuals, corporations, municipalities and developers. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Palmer Golf is backed by Olympus Real Estate Partners. Founded in 1994, Olympus Real Estate Partners has invested more than $5 billion in real estate assets, including real estate equities, mortgages and securities in major markets throughout the U.S. Olympus, with offices in Dallas and New York, has more than 3,500 employees.