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Old Waverly, MSU golf plan $2M project

June 19, 2014

For Daily Times Leader

Old Waverly Golf Club, one of the South’s premier golf destinations located in West Point, will become the new home to Mississippi State men’s and women’s varsity golf programs, the MSU Athletic Department announced Wednesday.
The Bulldog Club, the private fundraising arm of the Mississippi State Athletics, has partnered with Old Waverly on the $2.2 million project that includes a driving range, short-game area, putting green, plus a team clubhouse and indoor hitting bays. More than $1.3 million has been raised thus far.
The first phase, which features the team practice areas (driving range, a short-game area, and a unique putting green shaped as the state of Mississippi), is currently under construction and should be completed this fall.
A 6,300-square foot team clubhouse with locker rooms, players’ lounge, coaches’ offices, indoor putting center (with Sam PuttLab training system), exercise room and conference room will be constructed once fundraising is complete. The project will also feature a 2,431-square foot indoor hitting bay, equipped with two Trackman swing and ball flight analysis systems and a club repair room.
World-renowned golf course architecture firm Hanse Golf Course Design is planning the practice area and driving range. The company’s founder, Gil Hanse, was elected “Architect of the Year” by Golf Magazine in 2009. Hanse Golf Course Design was recently selected by the Rio de Janeiro Olympic committee to design the host course for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Old Waverly was founded by MSU alum George Bryan. Mississippi State’s Athletic Administration building, the Bryan Building, if named after his father, John H. Bryan Sr.

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