NEW FACILITY: Gift Helps ISU Golf Team

Posted on: 9:13 am, September 25, 2013, by , updated on: 09:47am, September 25, 2013

The Iowa State University golf team will have help taking its game to the next level with a new facility and some new tools.

Players can use a laptop and camera on the field to sharpen their skills.

“Yeah so that’s our Trackman…brand new technology for us. It allows us to track the golf ball and it also tells us exactly what the golf club is doing,” says Andrew Tank, ISU Men’s Golf Coach.

The team is also getting a new $2.3 million golf training center, complete with indoor to outdoor hitting bays and a custom designed outdoor training course.

The facility also has lockers and team meeting areas and a putting green inside a grain bin.

Ames developer Dixon Jenson made a big gift to the program to help build the center.

Coach Tank says it has already helped with recruiting

“I pinch myself, each time I come out here to be able to have this type of facility. We’re so fortunate that the university’s made this commitment to our golf programs here, we really feel good about it,” says Tank.

Coach Tank played his college golf at the University of Minnesota but is a graduate of Dowling Catholic in West Des Moines.