Murray State Improves Men’s Golf Facilities
Today we take a look at the vision for the future of men’s golf facilities at Murray State. One that will maximize player development and recruiting to keep the Racers at the top of the Ohio Valley Conference.Since 1983, the Frances E. Miller Memorial Golf Course has been home to the Racers and now a plan is in place to make the MMGC better. A more functional 300-yard driving range will be built with indoor hitting bays in a building on the driving range. The practice area will be reconfigured for better functionality. The Racers already enjoy a great locker room at the Miller Memorial clubhouse.
Another part of that plan is already being utilized by the current team.
On August 28 at Roy Stewart Stadium, the grand opening of the Racer Golf Training Facility was held. Through several donors, the $150,000 project gives both MSU teams a handy indoor facility on campus. It provides a pathway for student-athletes to maximize their golf skills. The Foresight Sports system, the most complete all-in-one virtual golf practice set up in the game is now part of the MSU program. A putting green and a putting lab will help the players shave strokes. With an indoor facility on campus, the Racers escape the cold and wet weather that used to put a halt on practice when playing on the Miller Memorial Golf Course was the only option.
“We are all very excited to add the indoor facility and the planned enhancements at Miller,” said Coach Daniel DeLuca. “All of these improvements at Miller Memorial and campus is only going to take our program to the next level.”
The centerpiece of the Murray State Athletics Facility Master Plan includes the construction of an Athletic performance center. Every team locker room, coaches’ office, and all staff currently working from Stewart Stadium move into this beautiful new building, including Racer Golf. The athletics performance center will have a new athletic training space, weight room, and team locker rooms. The athletic performance center, which will become the heartbeat of the athletics department.
“I’ve been thankful to have that kind of indoor swing analysis in my hometown,” said current Racer sophomore, Walker Beck. “Now we have it here and I think it’s going to help our team reach the goal of winning an OVC championship. In golf, it’s the little things that can help you improve and this facility is going to help us all get better.”