Competing at the highest levels of collegiate golf isn't easy, especially in the Northeast.
Thanks to the generosity of the Groves Family, the Army golf team is able to train year round as the Black Knights pursue their goals of Patriot League Championships and NCAA appearances.
The Richard N. Groves Golf Training Facility opened in 2006 and provides Army a state-of-the-art indoor facility that allows for year-round work.
The 5,000-suqare-foot complex, located off of Route 9W between Washington and Stony Lonesome Gates, is part of the U.S. Military Academy's "Margin of Excellent" facilities upgrade project. Baker Barrios Architects of Orlando, Fla., designed the facility while Hillside Homes provided the construction.
Located just a driver away from the West Point Golf Course, the Groves Training Facility houses a mammoth indoor putting surface complete with light rough, team lounge area with logoed leather furniture and a large screen television, spacious, individual wood lockers, shower and laundry facilities, storage spaces, full kitchen, trophy room and designated locations for net work and swing analysis. The latest addition to the facility is a simulator that will be delivered this season.
With walls lined with photos, flagsticks, pin flags, honors and awards, the Groves Training Facility highlights the rich tradition of Army golf and helps ensure that success continues.
The Groves Training Facility is named for Richard N. Groves, a 1958 graduate of West Point who was a three-year letterwinner as part of the golf team.
The newest addition to the Army golf facilities is a state-of-the-art simulator. Thanks to the generosity of Darrell Massie and his company IPERC, the Army golf team has a new way to practice.
Massie, the founder of Intelligent Power and Energy Resource Company who served for over 20 years as a commissioned officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers, was the lead donor that brought the Full Swing Golf simulator to West Point and the Groves Training Facility.
The Full Swing Golf simulator is utilized by courses, training facilities, athletes and celebrities throughout the world and allows golfers another opportunity to play golf.
Army will house the simulator inside the Groves Training Facility and is utilizing all of its features. In addition to the capabilities of playing thousands of courses throughout the world, there are also driving range and short-game modes as well.