COLLEGE GROVE, Tenn. – On the eve of the seventh annual Intercollegiate at The Grove, Center Tennessee Athletics is formally unveiling a model new golf observe facility at the moment beneath development on the Blue Raiders’ house course.
“This venture is a big step ahead for Center Tennessee Athletics, shifting each of our golf applications to the forefront in faculty golf by way of services,” Director of Athletics Chris Massaro acknowledged. “The Grove is an elite golf course, and we imagine that the addition of an elite facility offers Blue Raider golfers the most effective locations within the nation to name house. Our donors supplied great assist in making this facility potential, and for that we will not thank them sufficient.
“Our new golf facility goes to be an impressive asset, and would additionally not have been potential with out the sources and assist of The Grove and its employees, former coaches Whit Turnbow and Brennan Webb for his or her foresight in beginning this venture, and the present Head Coaches of each of our golf applications in Mark McEntire and Chris Adams.”
After breaking floor on August 15, the Blue Raider Males’s and Ladies’s Golf applications will transfer into their new $1,000,000 facility – in-built partnership with and positioned at The Grove Membership – by 12 months’s finish.
“The Grove has been very beneficiant with their time and their sources each throughout and lengthy earlier than we started this venture,” Head Males’s Golf Coach Mark McEntire acknowledged. “We’re so appreciative of all the things The Grove has achieved for us. It’s a nice partnership, and we proceed to sit up for what lies forward.”
Center Tennessee’s new golf house will boast many options that may present Blue Raider golfers the chance to reinforce their skills 12 months spherical. Three indoor hitting bays and an indoor placing inexperienced with a number of slope modifications present quite a few areas for student-athletes to excellent their recreation regardless of harsh climate circumstances that may usually put a halt to practices.
Two of the indoor hitting bays will embrace TrackMan simulator studios the place greater than 90 totally different programs might be performed just about whereas being simply steps away from a gamers lounge, locker rooms, coaching services and a examine space.
Artificial turf utilized in all observe areas shall be put in by Goat Turf, positioned in Murfreesboro and owned by Blue Raider Baseball alum Tyler Burnett, whereas development is being accomplished by Shane McFarland Development.
“We’re past enthusiastic about our new indoor observe facility at The Grove,” Head Ladies’s Golf Coach Chris Adams stated. “It’s an impressive addition for our program and simply offers us that many extra alternatives to get higher. It would supply a lot for us to point out to recruits in addition to to reinforce our practices. Having a number of indoor hitting bays with TrackMan expertise plus the placing space with totally different slope modifications permits our gamers the flexibility to enhance their recreation 12 months spherical no matter any sort of inclement climate.”
With a state-of-the-art observe facility positioned on the highly-rated Grove Membership, Center Tennessee Golf will now stand on par with a number of the prime applications not solely within the state of Tennessee, however all of Division I golf in what it provides collegiate golfers to offer them the flexibility to change into top-ranked gamers.
“From a collegiate golf standpoint, having a house course that could be a top-ranked golf course with what would be the most interesting coaching facility within the state is a game-changer on many ranges,” McEntire exclaimed. “Not solely will this assist with recruitment, gaining the flexibility for year-round play and coaching offers our gamers a particular edge.”
“I believe we’re extraordinarily lucky to have any such facility on such an ideal course and to have the ability to use it for observe at any time when we have to, throughout good climate however particularly throughout these winter months,” Adams added.
The 18-hole, par 72 Greg Norman Signature course at The Grove provides fairways saved at tour heights, greens rolling at U.S. Open speeds and bunkers equivalent to these on the Tour Championship, offering a golf expertise that’s unparalleled in Nashville and Center Tennessee.
“As with all top-notch golf applications, it is extremely essential to have an indoor observe/educating facility to permit year-round observe in any sort of climate,” stated Mike Inexperienced, Common Supervisor at The Grove. “The Grove is offering the house, overseeing development, and can present utilities and upkeep sooner or later. It’s really an ideal three way partnership to be utilized by each the college and our educating employees.”
Center Tennessee Athletics secured 100 % of the funding for the $1,000,000 venture from personal donors.
“We now have had great assist from our donors and alumni right here at Center Tennessee, and they’re who actually made this facility potential for us,” McEntire acknowledged. “With out them we might not have been in a position to full this venture that may proceed to advance our program.”
“I’ve seen numerous good services, however I really imagine that when accomplished this shall be one of many prime services round,” Adams concluded. “To have this distinctive facility on an impressive, championship golf course – it simply does not get any higher.”
- Three indoor hitting bays
- Two Trackman simulator studios w/ 90 digital programs
- Indoor placing inexperienced
- Out of doors hitting space
- Membership becoming expertise
- Gamers lounge
- Locker rooms
- Exercise facility
- Examine areas
- Coach places of work
- Storage services
|Groundbreaking||August 15, 2020|
|Development Time||Approx. 120 days|
|Est. Completion Date||Mid-December 2020|
|Measurement||3,851 sq. toes|
|Indoor Surfaces||Put in by Goat Turf|
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