Multnomah University is pleased to be adding men's and women’s golf in the fall of 2014. The teams will compete in the NCCAA (National Christian College Athletic Association), Division 2.
Multnomah has selected Daniel Jarvie as the head coach. Daniel is a seminary-educated, professional golfer and coach who teaches the joy of golf in the context of the journey of faith. He is strongly convicted in his worldview that the greatest satisfaction in life is derived from encouraging the growth of other people. His pastoral heart calls individuals out of the crowd to follow Jesus and the game of golf.
At the age of 15, Jarvie discovered the joy of hitting the sweetspot of the golf club. This joy captured his affections and moved him away from playing basketball (where he was a two-time first-team all-conference, collegiate scholarship-bound player) to pursue his passion for golf. He won the Seattle City Junior Championship in 1982, and qualified for two US Amateur Public Lincs Championships (1982 and 1984). He was a member of Scottsdale Junior College golf team, which won the 1983 Junior College National Championship; and later played Division 1 golf for University of Washington from 1985 to 1986. He holds the tournament record of 64 in the 1992 Seattle City Amateur Championship.
Jarvie turned professional in 1993. After a brief stint playing professionally, including the Nike Tour (1995) and the PGA Tour Qualifying School (1996), he decided to devote his time to teaching the game. Jarvie is a Master Level Instructor who received his training from legendary PGA Tour Instructor Jimmy Ballard. His professional teaching career includes director of instruction positions, teaching National Golf Schools and assistant coach for UC Irvine’s Division 1 men’s golf team. He owns and operates Daniel Jarvie Golf, Daniel Jarvie Junior Golf Academy and the Swing into the Sweet Spot golf ministry (danieljarviegolf.com).
Jarvie holds a bachelor's degree from Seattle Pacific University in organizational behavior and did his graduate studies in pastoral ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. He resides in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with his wife Shelley-Grace and their four children: Dakota, 21; Kiva, 15; Sage, 12; and Cal, 10. They enjoy golfing together as members of Tualatin Country Club.