Cosler Recognized for Support of Purdue Golf

Kampen Cosler Golf Course
In their January 2023 meeting the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the co-naming of the Kampen Golf Course to become Kampen-Cosler Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The new naming recognizes the generosity of Significant Sig Steve Cosler ’77 and his wife, Lynne, for their support of Purdue Athletics and the John Purdue Club. Steve received his management degree in 1977 and as an undergraduate was a member of the Purdue Men’s golf team.
Steve and Lynne Cosler

Steve and Lynne Cosler

Course Has Special Meaning

“While growing up in West Lafayette, I learned to play golf on Purdue courses,” said Cosler. “The ‘North’ course has special meaning to me, as it was the site of the last competitive round my dad saw me play before his passing in 1973 after a short battle with cancer. Lynne and I love Purdue, and all that it has meant to our family, so we are thrilled to be able to support keeping the Kampen Course as one of the premier college golf courses in the country.”

Read Steve’s personal reflections on the role Purdue and the Purdue golf team have played in his life, go to Personal Reflections. 

“The Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex is truly a special place with a rich history,” said Rob Bradley, Director of Golf and Head Men’s Golf Coach. “We have two championship courses that are capable of holding prestigious championships for years to come. We are so grateful for the contributions made by Steve and Lynne Cosler and honored to include their name on the course. The renovations to the Kampen-Cosler Course they supported will ensure that it remains one of the best and most challenging university golf courses in the country.”

The original construction of Kampen Course was made possible by the generosity of the family of the late Emerson Kampen. Kampen received an honorary doctorate in management from Purdue and served on the Purdue University Board of Trustees from 1990 until his passing in 1995.

Congrats to Brother Cosler

A number of Steve’s pledge brothers sent congratulatory messages.

“I guess now we’ll have to play the Sig golf outing on Cos’ course.  Wouldn’t you know he’d pick the more difficult one.”
Phil Steele ‘77

“What a fabulous honor.  Very proud for you and Lynne. Look forward to seeing everyone this summer.” Jim Arthur ‘77

“Excellent news, congratulations Brother Cosler.  I’m snapping my fingers in unison with all your PB’s.”
Davie Blickenstaff ‘77

“Congratulations Steve! Proud to be in your pledge class!”
Dave Ricker ‘77

“Well done, Cos. I will now need more strokes!”
Jeff Early ‘77

Steve commented on all the remarks by saying,
“Thanks to all you guys.  Lynne and are blessed to be able to support something that means so much to me and to our family.  Blessed also to be a part of this pledge class.  That said–Jeff, no more strokes.”

New Golf Rules for Class of ‘77
In deference to Steve’s pledge brother’s age and limited golfing ability, Preston Cobb ’77 requested that with Steve’s new influence at the Purdue golf courses, he should implement the most recent USGA 2023 Rule Changes in Effect for Senior Golfers.  Steve agreed to post these new rules prominently at our annual Delta Delta golf outing.  To see how this will make the Class of ’77 much more competitive go to Rule Changes for Senior Golfers. 😊

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