July 15, 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved today (Thursday, July 15) the schematic design of the new practice facility for the men's and women's golf programs.
The $2.5 million, 10,000 gross-square-foot facility designed by Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative will be funded by athletic resources and gifts. The new building, set off South Main Street on the west side of the driving range of the U-M Golf Course, will provide space for functional training, meeting and practice for golf teams.
"We are thrilled the university, athletic department and our golf supporters have been able to make this facility a reality," said U-M men's golf head coach Andrew Sapp. "This facility will be an incredible asset for our players as we prepare each winter for the spring season. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful golf course right on campus."
"We are very excited to have this project underway and are appreciative to all those involved in helping it move forward," said U-M women's golf head coach Cheryl Stacy. "This facility will enhance our program's ability to practice during the winter months, providing an environment for our players to continually work on their technique. It has been an enjoyable experience working with the designers and seeing this project from the ground up and we are looking forward to its completion."
The golf practice facility will provide year-round practice with a putting and chipping area and driving bays to utilize the existing driving range. The facility also will provide a team gathering space, coaching staff offices, locker rooms, a conference room and storage.
Construction is scheduled to be complete in summer 2011.
U-M Communications Contact: Kim Broekhuizen (734) 763-3158
U-M Golf Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423