Don Kruse, head PGA professional and director of golf at Jackrabbit Run Golf Course, will be retiring on Oct. 20.
Don started as the assistant golf pro at GI Municipal in 1977 during the inaugural season. He took over the director role in 2007. For the past 43 years, Don has been a valuable contributor to not only Jackrabbit Run GC but to the Grand Island and Central Nebraska golfing community.
Don has worked tirelessly, promoting and teaching, golf to the youth, men, women and seniors in Grand Island. Youth programs, high school golf, and the men’s, women’s and senior leagues are only some of the contributions that Don has made. The long hours put in to host the tournaments over the years never dampened his spirits.
Tens of thousands of golfers have entered the course on Shady Bend Road to be greeted by the same friendly face for the