The Learning Center will contain two hitting bays that will have state of the art video equipment for the players from men’s and women’s golf programs to view the progress of their swings.
The University of Southern Mississippi recently announced plans for a fundraising project to build a new training facility at the Hattiesburg (Miss.) Country Club, reports the Hattiesburg American.
The project fundraising goal is $1,500,000 and will include a large and rolling 10,000 square foot chipping/pitching green. Multiple bunkers of various sizes and depths will help stimulate various real-world playing scenarios for players to use during practice.
The Learning Center will contain two hitting bays that will have state of the art video equipment for the players from men’s and women’s golf programs to view the progress of their swings. The Center will be built immediately behind the new team practice tee at the back of the Hattiesburg CC practice range so that players can easily walk back and forth from the short game area, practice tee, putting green, and team building within a localized area.
The teams will also enjoy a new state-of-the-art players’ clubhouse. The new building will measure 5,200 square feet and will include amenities such as player locker rooms, coaches’ offices, conference room, indoor putting lab, bag storage, and a club repair room.
The facility will be called the Southern Miss Golf Training Complex/Hattiesburg Country Club in Honor of Jim and Beth Judson, the parents of current Golden Eagle golfer Lauren Judson, who were killed in a plane crash in the fall of 2010.