The University Of Tennessee breaks ground on new intercollegiate golf facility

The University of Tennessee Athletic Departments announced Monday that construction for the new intercollegiate golf center has begun.

This facility has been years in the making, and I am thrilled that we are finally able to break ground, said Lady Vol Golf Coach Judi Pavon.

Tennessee has given so much support to both golf programs, and the addition of a new facility is going to help us tremendously in tournament preparation as well as recruiting. The additional space for short game, the three practice holes and the proximity to campus are going to make this facility one of the best in the country.

The new intercollegiate golf center, located on the UT farm adjoining the Marine/Naval Reserve Center off Alcoa Highway, was designed by Greg Norman Designs. The center will feature a 3-hole practice course and include the M.C. James Driving Range and the Bonnie P. Blackburn Clubhouse, a new golf clubhouse with heated hitting bays for year-round practice, video training space and locker rooms.

This facility will unquestionably rival any intercollegiate golf facility in the country, said Jim Kelson, head men's golf coach. We are indebted to the administration for their support of this project. This facility will enable our student-athletes to prepare for championship conditions and will greatly enhance our recruiting efforts.

Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information


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