Golf (REK Center)
The Furman women's program has been among the nation's elite for many years, winning 13 Southern Conference championships and the 1976 national title. The men's program has enjoyed much success as well, with 12 league titles. To maintain and build on such success, the university plans a strategic investment to upgrade the teams' practice facilities, including a new short-game practice area and an expansion of the REK Center for Intercollegiate Golf.
REK Short Game Facility Complete
Thanks to your generosity, Phase 1 of the REK Center revitalization is complete, including the construction of a new short-game facility and renovated putting greens now being used by Furman's golf teams. The facility opened on the first day of classes and can be utilized as a competitive Par 3 or as an individual skill development resource.
"The facility is already helping to attract players. It is definitely one of the best short game facilities in the country and is designed exclusively for our players." - Coach Kelly Hester
"There is no excuse not to get better with this facility. Any shot inside 200 yards can be practiced, and the best part is that it is right on campus." - Coach Todd Satterfield
Phase II will focus on the expansion of the REK Center and Proposed Learning
Center. The total cost for golf project: $1.32 million.
View the rendering of the expansion of the REK Center.
Read the interview with facility architect and Furman alumnus Scot Sherman in Golf Course Architecture.
"The opportunity to play college golf has been an amazing experience, especially at a place like Furman. In just my first year, I have been given the opportunity to grow as a person and a golfer and I can't wait to see how much more I can benefit from Furman golf and the overall college athletic experience over my four years." -Michael Borton '15
golfer knows that the short game is the key to good scoring and as a result a top-notch short-game facility would help tremendously. The golf program here at Furman has helped me take my game to the next level and I fully believe that the new facility will help me take it even further. I do, in fact, believe it will take the Furman golf program back to where it is supposed to be - on top!" -Inga Gunnarsdotti '14
"Most importantly, Furman Golf has taught me discipline and how to effectively communicate with my coach and team. The sport itself has a lot to teach, but here at Furman where you juggle academics and a rigorous practice schedule, time management and focus make a huge difference in your success. I have stretched myself mentally, physically, and emotionally, and everyday I strive to be a little bit better." - Liz Wendt '12