New Golf Center Construction - UPDATE
We are now in the final stages of the construction on the Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center. The weather warmed-up enough the last couple of weeks for the workers to put the brick on the outside of the building and the inside is coming along nicely.
The inside of the Learning Center has been painted and the workers are now putting the finishing touches on the electrical work. If all goes according to plan, the teams will be able to move into the building by the middle of this month.
The brick has been put on the outside of the new Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center.
A look down the front of the building.
This is the main entrance to the Learning Center.
This was taken from inside the putting room.
Looking down the main part of the center from just outside of the putting room.
A view from the opposite end.
This is the hitting bay that will have a camera at four different locations as well the latest TrackMan technology. The tech room is located just to the right of this bay.
The two new restrooms in the center.
The two new greens up by the main practice tee. These greens were seeded last fall and really have a lot of character to them. They came in really well and will be ready to use later this spring.
A new box of sand sits idle on the main practice tee waiting to get some use.
A look in at the main part of the new learning center. The hitting bays are to the left, the new rooms are on the right and the putting room is at the far end.
The first two rooms on the right as you come in the main door will be storage rooms. The first will be general storage and the second will be club storage.
The next room as you make your way in will be a club repair room.
The next two rooms are essential. They will be men's and women's restrooms.
The final two rooms along the south side of the building will be smaller storage rooms.
This room will be the new tech-room and it is located between the main hitting bay and the putting room. The large openings that can be seen will contain windows to view each area from the room.
A look at the range after the target greens were spray-painted.
A view from the opposite end.
One of the two putting/chipping greens that the teams are using to work on their short game.
Once the weather warms-up, the workers will be able to apply the brick to outside of the building as well as finish the roof.
The roof is being put on the learning center.
Dormers were recently cut to allow natural light into the building.
The two greens that were seeded up by the learning center have really come-in nicely.
The chipping/putting greens will hopefully be ready to use in the spring.
The two new greens down by the current facility are already being used by the teams.
Stephanie Kim was working on her putting stroke.
Coach Haas was enjoying his time on the mower.
The trusses are now up on the new learning center.
A look at the front of the building.
Peering in from the west side of the center. The openings to the range are on the left and the rooms to the right include two bathrooms, club repair and storage. At the other end of the building will be the putting room.
The view of the range from the large double-bay.
The area where the putting room will be.
Looking toward the west end of the building from the putting room.
The new learning center.
The two new large putting/chipping greens that were seeded are growing in nicely.
Freshman Stephanie Kim is taking advantage of a beautiful fall afternoon.
The front of the new hitting center. The large open bays will be the hitting bays while the windows on the far left side of the building will house the club repair and putting rooms.
A view of the building from the front. The large bay on the far right is a double bay and will feature state-of-the-art cameras for swing analysis.
Another look at the new learning center.
Looking inside the new learning center. The hitting bays are to the left and the club repair and putting rooms are at the far end.
Standing on the main practice tee looking out over the range.
The two new greens that will be off the back of the Golf House. These greens were seeded and are coming in nicely.
One of the two new chipping greens out front of the current facility. These two greens were seeded at first but the seed wasn't coming in as planned so they were sodded. The sod has taken root well and will be ready for practice by the spring.
The second of the two new chipping/putting greens.
The putting green behind the current facility was sodded earlier this week.
Looking out over the two new putting/chipping greens from the current facility.
A view from one of the practice tees near the two the putting/chipping greens.
A view from the practice tee at the far corner of the range.
The near green is a chipping green and the far green is a large Donald Ross-designed putting green.
A view of the Ross green from a different angle.
The view from the main practice tee. This tee runs along what used to be the first base line at the old Gene Hooks Stadium. The trees in the background are roughly 330 yards away.
A look at the construction of the new indoor hitting center.
The view of the range from the indoor hitting center.
A look out over the range from the old putting green.
The two new putting/chipping greens out in front of the current facility.
A look out over the range from the old putting green.
Looking down at the far corner of the range.
The view from the new practice tee at the north end of the range.
Looking back at the current facility from the far end of the range.
A view out over the range from where the left field line of Gene Hooks Stadium used to be.
The workers continue to lay the sod.
Rolls and palletes full of sod.
A look at the top end of the range. The large sand area in the middle of the picture is a large putting green. The new golf house will be to the right of that green. The sand in the background is the new main practice tee and the white truck at the far left of the photo is sitting where the new indoor hitting center will be.
A view from the current buidling where the old practice tee used to be.
The old putting green behind the current facility. It was re-done and will be sodded.
A look at one of the bunkers around one of the chipping and putting greens.
An enormous amount of sod was trucked in over the last few days. In all, there will be 14 acres of sod laid on the ground.
A look out over the middle of the range. The bunkers which can be seen will surround the various target greens.
The first putting/chipping green. This green is an Arnold Palmer design.
A worker is shaping the sand for the A.W. Tillinghast green. The sand that can be seen in the background will be another practice tee.
Large nets were placed around the corner of the range to protect the facility maintenance buildings from miss-hits.
This is where the old putting green used to be. This will be a new berumda grass green that will be sodded next week.
Looking out over the range from the old putting green. The green in the middle of the screen is one of the two new practice greens that will be seeded.
The Wake Forest flag is proudly flying atop one of the center poles.
Looking at the center of the new range from where the left field foul pole used to stand.
From the end of the range looking at the current facility. There will also be a practice tee located at this end of the range.
From the end of the range looking at where the new hitting bay and Golf House will be located. Also looking at where Gene Hooks Stadium used to sit.
A look from where the new indoor hitting bays will be located.
The view from the new practice tee. This is where the right field line of Gene Hook Field used to be.
A look at what the new hitting bay will look like.
An overview of the new range layout.
A look at where the putting green used to be.
A look down the range from the old putting green.
The view from the old practice tee.
Looking down the left side of the range where a number of trees have been cleared away.
A look back at the current facility.
Looking at the range from what used to be third base at Gene Hooks Field.
The area where the new Golf House and Indoor Hitting Bay will be.
A view down the entrance road to the current golf facility.
What is left of one of the old target greens.
Workers shaping the land where the left-center field wall of Gene Hooks Stadium used to stand.
A look out over where the infield of Gene Hooks Stadium used to be.
Workers clearing trees from left of the old driving range.
Workers tearing-up the old target greens.
A view from the practice tee.
Far right end of the current driving range looking at where the baseball scoreboard used to be.
A view from what used to be left center field looking at the infield.
A look down the warning track from left center towards center field.
Looking out from where home plate used to be.
Looking in from atop what used to be the pitchers mound.
Area where the grandstands of Gene Hooks Stadium used to be.
The last remaining bricks from the grandstands.
Large mounds of dirt that will be used to shape the land for the target greens.
A look back from center field at where Gene Hooks Stadium used to be.
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