By Kristine Guevara
For many years, the UNT golf team has had to travel off campus for practices. But with the contribution of $1.5 million from UNT long time donor, Bruzzy Westheimer, student athletes now have the opportunity to hone their skills closer than before. UNT athletics has approved the construction of a state-of-the-art on-campus practice facility for the golf program. The course will provide the team with a big chipping green, a large putting area, and a driving range to improve all aspects of their game.
The 5,000 sq. ft. clubhouse features locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a player’s lounge and study area. A few technology features will be an indoor virtual putting green and technology that can analyze swings. The men’s head golf coach, Brad Stracke, says that the team is looking forward to stepping up their game with this next level space. Stracke said, “We’re so excited. It’s going to change the whole dynamics of the golf program. We’re going to be able to recruit the different brand of player and make the players better as they’re here.”. The goal is to get through the winter months and have the facility up and running by the spring of 2021.