MTSU’ state-of-the-art $1M golf facility unveiled at The Grove

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Joseph Spears, Murfreesboro Each day Information Journal
Printed 12:53 p.m. CT Oct. 11, 2020 | Up to date 1:04 p.m. CT Oct. 11, 2020

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Murfreesboro Each day Information Journal

A day earlier than the seventh annual Intercollegiate at The Grove, Center Tennessee State has unveiled a brand new golf observe facility below building on the Blue Raiders’ dwelling course.

In-built partnership with and positioned at The Grove Membership, the $1 million, 3,851 square-foot undertaking broke floor Aug. 15 and is predicted to be accomplished by the tip of the 12 months. 

MTSU secured the entire funding for the undertaking from personal donors.

“This undertaking is a large step ahead for Center Tennessee Athletics, shifting each of our golf packages to the forefront in school golf by way of services,” MTSU athletic director Chris Massaro mentioned in a college launch Sunday. “The Grove is an elite golf course, and we imagine that the addition of an elite facility provides Blue Raider golfers probably the greatest locations within the nation to name dwelling. Our donors supplied great assist in making this facility doable, and for that we won’t thank them sufficient.

“Our new golf facility goes to be an excellent asset, and would additionally not have been doable with out the assets and assist of The Grove and its employees, former coaches Whit Turnbow and Brennan Webb for his or her foresight in beginning this undertaking, and the present head coaches of each of our golf packages in Mark McEntire and Chris Adams.”

The brand new facility options a number of facilities that can give MTSU golfers the chance to observe year-round.

There shall be three indoor hitting bays in addition to an indoor placing inexperienced with a number of slope modifications. Two of the indoor hitting bays will embrace TrackMan simulator studios that includes greater than 90 totally different programs that may be performed just about.

Different options embrace a gamers lounge, locker rooms, coaches workplaces, storage services, coaching services and a research space.

All observe areas may have artificial turf that’s put in by Goat Turf. 

“From a collegiate golf standpoint, having a house course that may 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 mentioned. “Not solely will this assist with recruitment, gaining the flexibility for year-round play and coaching provides our gamers a particular edge.”

“I feel we’re extraordinarily lucky to have this kind of facility on such a terrific course and to have the ability to use it for observe each time we have to, throughout good climate however particularly throughout these winter months,” Adams added on. “I’ve seen a whole lot of good services, however I really imagine that when accomplished this shall be one of many prime services round. To have this distinctive facility on an excellent, championship golf course – it simply does not get any higher.”

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