ACU’s golf program is in the process of building a new clubhouse and golf facility.
The construction of the Byron Nelson Clubhouse started in April. The new golf facility and clubhouse allowed the program to focus more of their time on improving and gave them a permanent home at ACU.
“This new facility brings out the passion in many of the guys to work harder and get better since it’s right there and we don’t have to go 10 minutes out to the golf course now,” said junior Alex Clouse. “That’s our home and we really haven’t had a home yet on campus.”
Clouse said this new facility helps the players tremendously in the fact that they are now able to work on shots within 130 yards which is he said is where most of the players really need to learn to score.
“It’s a big game-changer for our program, it not only helps everyone here now but it also helps with recruiting for years to come,” said junior Chase Allison. “It’s one of the top facilities in the nation right now and everything that‘s been done has had a lot of thought put into it.”
The new facility and clubhouse help with recruitment. ACU now has a golf facility that many colleges in the nation don’t have access to.
“We’ve never had a home or a locker room or a place to have meetings where we weren’t begging for space on the university,” Tom Shawn, head golf coach, said. “It’s upgraded in that aspect in terms of the communication process”
The new facility stacks up against many of the other golf facilities in the nation. This new facility gave the team a space to build a community and to better them by having own space to work.
ACU golf begins its 2019 season with the Badger Invitational Sept. 8-10 in Madison, Wisconsin.