OHIO alumnus Joseph S. Longstreth ’69, and proud grandparent of a women’s golf team member, is providing a gift of $5,000 as a challenge to help reach the goal for this critical space. Once we hit $10,000 we will unlock a generous gift of $5,000! - REACHED
For years, the OHIO Golf program has been hindered by its limited access to adequate practice facilities that meet the needs of today's student-athletes. No more.
We are pleased to announce the completion of Phase 1 of our practice facilities project located inside the Convocation Center: the new Coach Joyce “Jo” King Golf Putting Room.
Phase 1 success: the new Coach Joyce “Jo” King Golf Putting Room in the Convo
The Putting Room is just the start
The Coach Joyce “Jo” King Golf Putting Room marks the start of these improvements and leads us into Phase 2 which will install two indoor Trackman hitting bays.
Regardless of rain, snow, or poor playing conditions, this space will allow for a controlled environment to help give us a competitive advantage moving forward. The space will be transformed from what once was a classroom in the Convocation Center, into an innovative and modern space to help mold the next generation of OHIO Golf.
With the support of our Golf alumni and friends, we can move forward in constructing this space to accommodate the state-of-the-art technology to help our student-athletes and coaches refine their play and improve our game better than ever before.
The two Trackman simulators will allow for precise measurements such as yardage, swing path, contact on the ball, and simulated courses and play.
Our goal for this component of our fundraising campaign is $115,000.
Architectural rendering of the two Trackman hitting bays
Moving OHIO Golf Forward
This hitting bays space will be transformational in the day-to-day operation of OHIO's two programs which will soon have access to both indoor training areas at their convenience, helping us prioritize class and practice time.
“What I am most excited about is the opportunity for our program to have a designated area to continue to build connections and develop chemistry,” said Men’s Head Coach Brennan Whitis. “We are grateful for this access for both teams to have a space to refine their craft and change the culture of the OHIO Golf program in a really positive way.”
“I am really excited for both of our teams to have a space of their own,” said Women’s Head Coach Kelly Ovington. “ I believe in this project and know it will enhance our program in a transformational way by securing this new indoor training facility.”
You can help build OHIO Golf's first-ever Indoor Training Facility
It is impressive and incredibly encouraging to see how many of our alumni care about this program and want it to thrive. As someone who has been a part of the Ohio Golf Family, we ask you to consider making a gift toward this project and helping us move our programs forward.
If there is interest in making a naming gift for the hitting bays, please contact AVP of Development Teri Gartland at email@example.com.
Your gift of any amount to this campaign and OHIO Golf will help student-athletes succeed on and off the course
Your actions now will make OHIO Golf's $115,000 goal quickly attainable. Here are four ways alumni, former athletes, families, friends, and fans can support a bright future for our golf student-athletes:
- Make a gift here, in support of this OHIO golf crowdfunding campaign.
- Mail a check (payable to The Ohio University Foundation) to The Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens, OH 45701; be sure to write Golf Facility Enhancement on the memo line.
- Talk with Teri Gartland from Ohio University Advancement about making a transformational gift to support OHIO Golf.
- If you want to explore making a charitable gift to this campaign with a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA), giving via a Donor Advised Fund or stock transfer, please also reach out to Teri Gartland.
To support all of OHIO's student-athletes, give to the Ohio Bobcat Club. If interested, please write Ohio Bobcat Club on your check or ask Matt Thomson about Ohio Bobcat Club membership and benefits.