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Post by Old Cage » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:05 pm

"UMass Amherst has a major ‘player’ at the U.S. Open"

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"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by FightMass19 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:50 pm

Off topic here, but I was looking through old yearbooks and saw that we used to have a varsity golf team here at the U. Was really cool to see, kind of wish we still had one but I'd imagine a varsity golf team has to be one of the biggest drains monetarily for a university athletic department.

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by UMass02 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:46 pm

If UMass had their own golf course up to NCAA standards, offering varsity golf today would be a no-brainer.

The course would also give the turf grass management program a great teaching and research laboratory. It could offer Stockbridge students summer internships in turf grass and horticulture. UMass could use the course to fundraise (no need to hold Athletics golf outings off-campus), bring alumni back to campus, and attract top-notch faculty and staff. Then again, the way the golf industry is going, a course may be antidiluvian at this point.

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Post by MJatUM » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:50 am

The Globe would explode if UMass added a golf course on campus.

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Post by 69MG » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:42 am

Hickory Ridge went bankrupt a few years ago. We should have bought it. :)

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by UMass02 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:15 am

MJatUM wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:50 am
The Globe would explode if UMass added a golf course on campus.
Politically, it would be a no-go. Had this course been built in another generation, perhaps the university would be reaping the benefits today... or trying to sell the course. Who knows?

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:44 am

The only way UMass gets a golf course these days is if someone builds it on their own and then donates it to the school.
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Post by Old Cage » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:48 am

It is a shame that we do not have a course. Many flagships do, including Ohio State, LSU, UNC, Wisconsin, Florida and Georgia.
"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:55 am

^

And Michigan, which doubles as a tailgate area on certain Saturdays in the Fall...
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Re: Greens Dean

Post by McKinney » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:22 pm

Army has a golf course AND a ski mountain. :shock:
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Re: Greens Dean

Post by UMass02 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:20 am

Yale needs an international airport.

Does anyone out there get that reference?

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by eXelwood » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:09 am

It could server as an additional research facility for Stockbridge and clubhouse function space for hotel and Restaurant programs. I am biased I am a golfer.

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by Quann » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:01 pm

My brother went to Florida State, the university course is right next to campus. Pretty cool. I'm not seeing a golf course or varsity golf team in the near future for UMass. Probably way down on the list for priorities at the school.

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Re: Greens Dean

Post by Floyd » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:28 pm

69MG wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:42 am
Hickory Ridge went bankrupt a few years ago. We should have bought it. :)
Does that course abut Brittany Manor apts?
Nothing worth having is easy to get

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