Columbus State University opens golf facility at Bull Creek

Columbus State University alumni, community supporters and golf enthusiasts gathered at the Bull Creek golf course Thursday to officially dedicate the Richard M. Olnick Golf Studio and the Hugh Royer, Jr., Hitting Bay.

The facilities will be home to the the CSU golf team.

"These facilities help underpin our commitment to being leaders on the course and in the classroom and will serve as benchmarks for the future," coach Mark Immelman said.

The hitting bay doors can be adjusted during inclement weather to allow players to hit onto the driving range from inside the bay, and the studio has a study room.

Former CSU coach Hugh Royer, Jr., won five NCAA Division II titles between 1978 and 1994. He spent 14 years on the PGA tour, and is a Georgia Golf Hall of Fame inductee.

Richard M. Olnick was an avid golfer and longtime supporter of the university.

"We are grateful for the commitment of both of these men," Immelman said. "They have helped established a new foundation upon which we will be able to establish a golf program that is second to none."