College Indoor Golf Facilities – Now a Necessity
As I write this it’s 29 degrees outside and needless to say, there won’t be any golf played in the Northern US today. Or will there?
If you’re a student athlete at a school where the Athletic Director has had the foresight to build an indoor practice facility, there sure will be golf played today, or practiced at the very least.
Colleges and Universities around the Northern United States are aggressively building indoor practice facilities which are proving to keep their golf teams sharp and keep their spring scores lower than ever.
Recruiting Top Golf Talent
Historically schools located in areas with a 10-12 month golf season were able to gobble up all the top talent, leaving only the next level talent for the Northern Schools. Well guess what? We have some good schools up here and the addition of a high end indoor practice facility will make a significant difference while recruiting top level players from around the country.
Not sure? Take a look at the recruiting efforts of Illinois, Purdue, Michigan State and Northwestern who were all able to attract top talent from the US and beyond for both Men’s and Women’s programs. The common bond in these programs? Indoor golf practice facilities on campus.
Virginia Tech chose Pro Putt Systems to help design and build the brand new Hokies Home of Golf. This project included 100% base panel coverage, inlaid True Strike Mats, TourPutt Ultimate putting turf, 3 lies to chip and pitch from, simulators and a significant amount of undulation.
Over the past few years, Pro Putt Systems has assisted in outfitting numerous schools with high quality practice equipment including:
- University of Dayton
- LaSalle University
- Missouri Western University
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Roanoke College
- Augustana College
- Roosevelt University
- McDaniel College
- George Fox University
- Freed Hardeman University
- Eastern University
- Carlton College
- Lebanon Valley College
- Bishop’s University
- Western Kentucky University
- University of Rochester
- Waynesburg University
- Henderson State University
- Saginaw Valley State University
- Winona State Univerity
- Albion College
- Illinois College
- Knox College
- Salem State University
- Binghamton Universtiy
- Concordia University
- Gray’s Harbor College
- Clarion University
- Rosemont College
- Notre Dame
- University of California Berkeley
- Virginia Tech
- University of Southern California
- West Virginia University
- Wake Forest University
Here are a few examples:
Eastern University, in Philadelphia, had us build an indoor golf practice area outfitted with Foresight Sports Golf Simulators, Hitting Bays, Chipping Areas and a putting green in a previously unused room of Gough Hall on campus.
University of Southern California cut the ribbon on Feb 1, 2014 for their state of the art “Heritage Hall Golf Performance Lab” featuring a 2,200 sq ft Pro Putt Systems putting green, True Strike Hitting Mats and simulator/launch monitor technologies in the lower level of the building.
Henderson State University Director of Golf, Forrest Schultz, hired us to design and build this 3,200 square foot putting and chipping complex in the Ken Duke Indoor Golf Center. This project includes the putting and chipping greens, 4 hitting bays, 2 Trackman, True Strike Hitting Mats and 100% turf coverage in the main area of the building.
Western Kentucky University (Kenny Perry’s Alma Mater) Women’s Golf Coach Ron Burchett and Athletic Director Todd Stewart, recently installed a 16′ x 14′ L Shaped Green for their golf teams in a function room at their Bowling Green, KY campus. Go Hilltoppers!
The University of Rochester hired Pro Putt Systems to build this putting and chipping studio in a converted boiler room at the campus athletic facility.
We worked with University of Dayton Golf Coach, Gip Hoagland, to build a fully portable indoor golf facility with a 15′ x 60′ roll up putting green, a 6′ x 14′ green with base system as well as chipping and hitting mats.
Saginaw Valley State University and Head Coach Joe Vogl called on Pro Putt Systems to help design and build their 1,900 square foot indoor golf facility in a mezzanine level of their new field house on campus. The team will be adding a Foresight Sports Simulator in the coming weeks to round out one of the finest indoor golf facilities in the region.
The West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Sean Covich reached out to Pro Putt Systems to build a 46′ long custom putting green to compliment their TrackMan Simulator. The green features inlay chipping areas and thick rough around the entire perimeter.
Could your team benefit from an indoor Golf Studio?
How Can Pro Putt Systems Help Your School?
The first thing to understand is that we can help you build an indoor golf facility that can fit any budget. We’ve completed projects ranging from over $100,000 to as little as $2,000. Some schools do not have the space or the budget to build massive facilities. Many choose to utilize portable greens and even roll up applications in order to share gym space with other sports.
Our high quality products gained significant notoriety for being chosen by:
- PING’s VIP Putting Lab
- The USGA
- Peretti Putters
- Golf Pride Grips
- Cure Putters
- Sports Illustrated
- Baltusrol Golf Club
- Congressional Country Club
- Over 100 Top Colleges and Universities
- Numerous PGA Tour Players
- Hundreds of Americas Top Teaching Professionals
Why are these top golf companies, players, instructors and schools choosing Pro Putt Systems Putting Turf? Quality and performance, are the primary reasons. However, there’s more to it than that.
We are golfers and we understand golf practice. Not only do we supply the best putting turf available, we also have developed artificial hitting surfaces which offer unprecedented performance as well.
- 2 inch thick “rough chipping surface” which provides unbelievably realistic practice out of the rough
- 1.25 inch “fairway or tight lie” hitting/chipping/pitching surfaces
- 1″ foam backed “apron” material
- We offer 2 variations of portable, multi-surface chipping pads
- Wall to wall golf rooms
- Free standing and ready to ship greens with raised putting surfaces
- Custom made sizes to fit in virtually any space
- True Strike Golf Mat Hitting Systems
Our core business is designing greens that utilize Tour Links interlocking base panels, they’re durable, highly functional and when matched with our turf offer the smoothest and most consistent ball roll as well as awesome check and roll for chip shots.
We can work within any budget large or small.
If you have a specific amount of space and you’d like to maximize it but, you don’t know where to start, no problem, we can make suggestions to maximize the practice functionality at the best price available.
Let’s talk. If you are a college Golf Coach, Athletic Director, Player or potential Donor, visit our Contact Page and let us help you design the best indoor practice facility for your golf teams. We’re here to help.
by Pro Putt Systems