CHURUBUSCO — Jeff Huffman is coming back to his hometown.
Huffman has been named the new PGA Head Golf Professional at the course, located south of Churubusco.
As a Churubusco High School graduate, Huffman’s not new to the course, having grown up playing golf at Eel River as a junior golfer, and then later for the school’s varsity golf team.
Following high school, Huffman attended Tri-State (Trine) University, receiving his bachelor’s in business administration, where he was a member of the men’s golf team that competed in two NAIA national championships.
Huffman has 20 years of experience in the Indiana Section PGA. He is known as a premier operations manager, instructor, club fitter, merchandiser and tournament/outing administrator.
Huffman began his career as the first PGA head professional at Cobblestone Golf Course in Kendallville. In recent years, he was at Glendarin Hills Golf Course in Angola.
He received his PGA apprentice training at Trine and Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne.
Eel River Golf Course was founded by the Luther “Bus” Duncan family in 1965. In 1975, Dale Duncan purchased the course from Luther, his uncle. Dale Duncan was the first in the area to bring simulator golf to the winer off-season. The course continues to be operated by the Duncan family and focuses on an enjoyable, year-round golf experience for all skill levels.
Eel River Golf Course is located at 1265 N. C.R. 950E. Call 693-3464 or visit eelrivergolfcourse.com for more information.