The Grove is proud to partner with Middle Tennessee University Men’s Golf to host the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Tournament. The MTSU Blue Raiders will join Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, Clemson, Georgia, Missouri, Lipscomb, Kennesaw State, UCF, TCU, Troy, East Tennessee State and Harvard at The Grove vying for the top five places, which will qualify them to move onto the NCAA Championship.
2017 NCAA Men's Golf Regional
The College Grove regional marks the first NCAA regional hosted by Middle Tennessee University since 1979, and one of the only times in recent history where four teams are participating in their home state.
"It all starts with the golf course," Whit Turnbow, MT senior associate athletic director, and former golf coach, said in a recent interview. "To secure a bid like this for that prestigious of an event, you have to have a world class golf course. The Grove fits that; they check all the boxes in regards to the golf course, the amenities, the staffing and things that need to be in place."
Why The Grove?
The Grove is home to the only Greg Norman Signature course in Middle Tennessee and was named the 2016 Private Golf Course of the Year by the Tennessee Turfgrass Association. Being selected to host an event such as a NCAA Regional solidifies The Grove as a nationwide premier golf facility.
Turnbow explained that "The Grove is ahead of growing schedule because of the mild winter, so the rough will be up and greens will be firm and fast. If they get good weather, I think you can expect a really good test of golf.”
The stage is set for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Regional Tournament at College Grove, which will tee off on May 15th through the 17th. Make plans to attend and experience the finest Private Golf Course in Tennessee at The Grove! Admission for spectators is free and shuttle service will be available.
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