Zollner Golf Course

Zollner Golf Course Info

History

Trine University′s own Zollner Golf Course was established 1971 as a gift from Trine′s Board of Trustees. In 2012 Zollner was the proud host of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf National Championships, has been the site of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) golf championships, Indiana PGA Assistant Championships, Indiana PGA Junior Age Championships and qualifications for the Indiana Open.

A few highlights through the years include:

  • Front nine opened spring 1971 and back nine opened fall 1971.
  • Original driving range was an aqua range behind the clubhouse. People said "floaters" were hit into the pond.
  • Second driving range by Summit Street opened in the 1980′s.
  • Current driving range opened in 2009, and the new mat hitting area on the back of the range opened in 2010.
  • Herman Keiser, former Masters champion, has played Zollner.
  • Zollner hosted the TSU Golf Academy from 1972–1998.
  • The pond and bunker on old No.17 was put in 1992–1993 to improve drainage. Zollner members made a generous donation to help fund the project.
  • Zollner Hosted the NAIA Men′s National Tournament in 1987, 1990 and 1992, and the Pepsi Junior Tour for nine years.
  • The Zollner Golf Course clubhouse was renamed the Wilber E. Witmer Clubhouse Oct. 1, 1999.
  • Eric Fister, Walt Lilley, Mel Thomas, Bill SanGiacomo, Lori Stinson, Scott Alexander and Aaron Waltz have served as golf professionals at Zollner. The current professional is Jennifer Lymangood.
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