Weisfeld Family Golf Center
Completed in the fall of 2011, the $2.5 million Weisfeld Family Golf Center provides the University of Michigan men's and women's golf teams an elite, state-of-the-art practice facility. It is equipped with a V1 coaching and camera system, the TrackMan golf radar system, and an aboutGolf simulator.
Five indoor hitting bays and an expansive bentgrass teeing ground both use the existing driving range, which was flattened and re-sculpted for better sight lines as part of the project. The heated bays, an indoor short game practice area, and the indoor simulator allow the teams to practice year-round.
The WFGC also includes team meeting areas, locker rooms, a study area, a player lounge, and offices for the coaches.
The golf center is also cutting edge in terms of sustainability. The WFGC is the first geothermal building on Michigan's campus, providing heating and cooling for 4,000 square feet of the 9,750-square-foot building with an estimated energy savings of 30 percent. The building was constructed with a majority of regional and recycled construction materials.
The Weisfeld family has continued to be a supporter of the university through annual gifts to the department of athletics and contributions to the Weisfeld Family Endowed Fund and the New York Family Scholarship Fund.
Barry Weisfeld served as a member of the Kinesiology Campaign Steering Committee during the Michigan Difference campaign. The Weisfelds' son David played two seasons of varsity golf for the Wolverines and graduated from U-M in 2010, while daughter Danielle is a 2007 Michigan graduate.