Redlands men’s golf coach will be missed

University of Redlands men’s golf coach Art Salvesen has resigned. He had headed the program since 2000, leading the Bulldogs to seven top 10 finishes in eight tries.

His teams managed four national runner-up finishes, those coming in a five-year stretch between 2004 and 2008. The past season the Bulldogs had a key injury to their most experienced player and settled for a ninth-place finish.

It’s too bad Salvesen never got to win the big one. He was oh so close in 2008 when the Bulldogs led most of the final round only to falter on the last few holes.

Coaching golf might seem like a glamorous gig but it’s not. The pay isn’t that good and there is some travel involved. Salvesen had retired from his full-time job a couple of years ago and will likely spend much of his time now at his other home in Idaho, not far from close friend and former University of La Verne coach Rex Huigens who retired a year ago.

Butch Edge, Salvesen’s assistant the last four years, takes over the reigns and will have a tough act to follow.

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