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Columbia Missourian

Grand opening of new Missouri golf center announced

By Missourian Staff
September 18, 2013 | 8:18 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Missouri athletics announced Wednesday that the grand opening of the Walsworth Family Golf Center is set for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 28.

The new center will be home to both Missouri's men's and women's teams. According to a press release, the facility will include two indoor hitting bays, team locker rooms, team lounges, coaching offices and a swing pattern analysis video station. The center is located next to a private driving range reserved for Missouri players.

One of the facility's first major events is scheduled to be the 2014 NCAA Columbia Men's Golf Regional. The regional is scheduled for May 15 to 17, 2014.

The Sept. 28 grand opening is scheduled to include appearances from Missouri director of athletics Mike Alden, benefactor Don Walsworth, representatives of the MU Golf Program and others.

The public is encouraged to arrive around 8 a.m. the morning of the event to meet members of the 2013-14 MU golf teams.