USC Aiken and The First Tee of Aiken have partnered to raise funds to build a golf practice facility on campus. We’re calling this effort The More Than a Game Campaign.
The University’s need for a dedicated golf practice space is well known as the demands on local courses have increased. Having an accessible practice facility is an especially needed resource for the team and will serve as a powerful recruiting tool. And it’s imperative before the University can consider expanding our golf program to include a Women’s N.C.A.A. Division II Golf Team.
USC Aiken and The First Tee of Aiken share common values and the goal of preparing students to become respectful, responsible, educated citizens. This campus facility housing both programs will help lower costs for both organizations. Click on the link below to learn more about this exciting project!
I think the golf facility being developed by USC Aiken and The First Tee of Aiken is really exciting! Having these two great organizations team up makes a great case for creating a place to serve both programs well into the future. My college golf team will have a complete practice facility that will not only help to improve the golfers' performance but will also serve as a powerful recruiting tool. The First Tee of Aiken will be able to expand their terrific programming and positive impact on Aiken County youngsters. This is truly a "win-win" that makes perfect sense!
Quick Facts About "More Than A Game"
- $3.17M Project
- 60 prime acres on the USC Aiken campus
- 9-Hole Practice Facility
- Timeline: 1-2 Years
- Honorary Co-Chairs: Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner
Mission and Benefits
The First Tee of Aiken
Practice facility on campus, without bearing 100% of development and maintenance costs
Permanent home that is well suited for chapter needs
Better geographic location than current location
Long term, affordable home for programming and outreach
Safe haven for participants
Access to USC Aiken students to assist with tutoring and mentoring programs
Accessible, affordable and convenient golf and practice facility
Extended programming hours due to dedicated practice area, lighted space, and golf holes available for play
Excellent venue for fund raising activities
Ability to extend our National School Program by having space to hold a year end School Challenge Championship (this activity has proven very successful for several chapters, but our current facility isn’t suitable for this event)
Partnership offers great possibilities in all areas from grants to joint programs to community relationships and more
Accessibility for those with disabilities
If you are interested in naming opportunities for the proposed golf facility, please contact :
Vice Chancellor for Advancement and External Affairs