When the weather outside is frightful, the Western Carolina University golf teams don’t miss a beat. They just head to the Cordelia Camp Gymnasium and step into what feels like a virtual video game where they can practice nearly every aspect of their golf game — all with detailed feedback on how they’re doing.
It’s a game-changer, say WCU golf coaches and players about their new indoor golf facility, which has led to performance improvement on the golf course, more efficient practices, better study time and a boost in players’ self-confidence.
That’s just what Tony Zande ’76 and wife Lynne were hoping for when they donated $70,000 to finance the new dedicated space, which features a professional-grade data analytics system. The gift was part of “Lead the Way: A Campaign Inspired by the Belcher Years,” WCU’s comprehensive fundraising effort that concluded in April.
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