Grace College Unveils Indoor Golf Facility
Grace College’s golf programs are pleased to unveil a dynamic, state-of-the-art indoor facility.
The training facility, located at Grace’s Gordon Recreation Center, will be home to Grace’s men’s and women’s golf teams and feature a number of innovative facets.
The facility features a custom putting green, launch monitor and chipping fringes to prepare the Lancers during the offseason.
“We are incredibly excited to utilize this new facility. It’s the natural next step in the progression of our programs,” said Grace women’s golf coach Denny Duncan.
“It will be a tremendous competitive advantage in recruiting, and it allows our current players to improve throughout the winter. We want our teams to be excellent. Recruiting the best players and creating an atmosphere that is excellent like this new facility is very important. This is a crucial step in that process.”
The 400-square-foot putting green has five holes, carefully designed to allow for creativity. The green has perfectly flat surfaces as well as subtle breaks in other areas to simulate a wide variety of approaches, up to a 22-foot putt.
Fringe is also included in the setup, ranging from basic fairway height to significant rough patches. Student-athletes can also practice chipping with and against the grain.
The launch monitor features a video analysis center for players to hone their swing. The system can take a golfer through every club, analyze each swing and print out detailed data.
“The new indoor facility will be one of the most complete indoor facilities in the area,” said Grace men’s golf coach Denny Hepler.
“We are excited to offer our players a very realistic place to work on their games in the winter, and I know this will reap benefits for years to come.”