Phil Mickelson will design a new $ 2 million golf training facility for the University of San Diego, Sports Director Bill McGillis announced on Monday.
The Purcell Family Short-Game Practice Facility is located on campus and has a 1-acre natural grass short-game area with a large putting green, practice bunkers, and fairway and rough areas so that players can practice every shot they hit would competition.
“With the generosity of the Purcell family and the strong dedication of the University of San Diego, I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about designing a state-of-the-art golf practice facility on campus for the toreros,” said Phil Mickelson of a publication. “The University of San Diego holds a special place in the hearts of the Mickelson family, and I am excited to be working with (Head Coach Chris) Riley to develop something really special for the young men in the USD program.”
The institution’s namesake, Paul M. Purcell, is an alumnus from San Diego and a member of the board of trustees. The plans have been submitted to the City of San Diego and are being reviewed by city planners. Development and construction will begin immediately after approval from the city.
A 3,000 square meter clubhouse will also be built to include a team locker room, a lounge, an indoor / outdoor area for catering, a trainer’s office, storage, learning and conference areas as well as a bay and a golf laboratory with “modern” equipment include technology and equipment. “
“It has taken years to develop, and I am thrilled that the day has finally come for USD Golf to have all the tools to compete at the highest level,” said Riley, who noted the facilities’ ability to get players out of one Distance of 100 meters to help improve.
“Our family is honored to give back to institutions that are very important to us – USD and the game of golf,” said Purcell. “Our hope is that this facility will advance USD’s mission of not only competing at the highest levels of the NCAA, but also making the entire community better through the game of golf.”
The university will also seek to serve the community through partnerships with Pro Kids, First Tea, and other local organizations.
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