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’ house course.
In-built partnership with and positioned at The Grove Membership, the $1 million, 3,851 square-foot challenge broke floor Aug. 15 and is predicted to be accomplished by the top of the 12 months.
MTSU — a Convention USA member primarily based in Murfreesboro, which is lower than an hour outdoors of Nashville — secured all the funding for the challenge from non-public donors.
“This challenge is a large step ahead for Center Tennessee Athletics, transferring each of our golf applications to the forefront in faculty 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 consider that the addition of an elite facility provides Blue Raider golfers among the finest locations within the nation to name house. Our donors offered great help in making this facility potential, and for that we are able to’t thank them sufficient.
“Our new golf facility goes to be an impressive asset, and would additionally not have been potential 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 challenge, and the present head coaches of each of our golf applications 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 can be three indoor hitting bays in addition to an indoor placing inexperienced with a number of slope adjustments. Two of the indoor hitting bays will embrace TrackMan simulator studios that includes greater than 90 completely different programs that may be performed nearly.
Different options embrace a gamers lounge, locker rooms, coaches places of work, storage services, coaching services and a research space.
All observe areas could have artificial turf that’s put in by Goat Turf.
“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 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 such a facility on such a fantastic 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 on. “I’ve seen a whole lot of good services, however I actually consider that when accomplished this can be one of many prime services round. To have this distinctive facility on an impressive, championship golf course – it simply doesn’t get any higher.”