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 below building on the Blue Raiders’ dwelling course.
“This venture is a big step ahead for Center Tennessee Athletics, transferring each of our golf applications to the forefront in faculty golf when it comes to amenities,” Director of Athletics Chris Massaro said. “The Grove is an elite golf course, and we consider that the addition of an elite facility offers Blue Raider golfers probably the greatest locations within the nation to name dwelling. Our donors offered super help in making this facility doable, and for that we won’t thank them sufficient.
“Our new golf facility goes to be an impressive asset, and would additionally not have been doable 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 Girls’s Golf applications will transfer into their new $1,000,000 facility – inbuilt partnership with and situated 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 said. “We’re so appreciative of every part The Grove has carried out for us. It’s a nice partnership, and we proceed to stay up for what lies forward.”
Center Tennessee’s new golf dwelling will boast many options that can 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 good their recreation regardless of harsh climate situations that may usually put a halt to practices.
Two of the indoor hitting bays will embody TrackMan simulator studios the place greater than 90 completely different programs will be performed just about whereas being simply steps away from a gamers lounge, locker rooms, coaching amenities and a research space.
Artificial turf utilized in all observe areas might be put in by Goat Turf, situated in Murfreesboro and owned by Blue Raider Baseball alum Tyler Burnett, whereas building is being accomplished by Shane McFarland Development.
“We’re past enthusiastic about our new indoor observe facility at The Grove,” Head Girls’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 completely different slope modifications permits our gamers the power to enhance their recreation 12 months spherical no matter any kind of inclement climate.”
With a state-of-the-art observe facility situated on the highly-rated Grove Membership, Center Tennessee Golf will now stand on par with among the high applications not solely within the state of Tennessee, however all of Division I golf in what it affords collegiate golfers to present them the power to change into top-ranked gamers.
“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 exclaimed. “Not solely will this assist with recruitment, gaining the power 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 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.
The 18-hole, par 72 Greg Norman Signature course at The Grove affords fairways stored 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 rather necessary to have an indoor observe/educating facility to permit year-round observe in any kind of climate,” stated Mike Inexperienced, Common Supervisor at The Grove. “The Grove is offering the area, overseeing building, and can present utilities and upkeep sooner or later. It’s actually a fantastic 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 non-public donors.
“Now we have had super help from our donors and alumni right here at Center Tennessee, and they’re who actually made this facility doable for us,” McEntire said. “With out them we might not have been capable of full this venture that can proceed to advance our program.”
“I’ve seen a variety of good amenities, however I actually consider that when accomplished this might be one of many high amenities round,” Adams concluded. “To have this distinctive facility on an impressive, championship golf course – it simply would not get any higher.”
- Three indoor hitting bays
- Two Trackman simulator studios w/ 90 digital programs
- Indoor placing inexperienced
- Outside hitting space
- Membership becoming expertise
- Gamers lounge
- Locker rooms
- Exercise facility
- Research areas
- Coach places of work
- Storage amenities
|Groundbreaking||August 15, 2020|
|Development Time||Approx. 120 days|
|Est. Completion Date||Mid-December 2020|
|Dimension||3,851 sq. ft|
|Indoor Surfaces||Put in by Goat Turf|
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Gallery: (10-11-2020) Golf Facility at The Grove