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Cyclone Golf Performance Center
Iowa State proudly boasts one of the nation’s finest on-campus collegiate golf facilities with the Cyclone Golf Performance Center at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course. The Performance Center provides the Cyclone golfers the access to a state-of-the-art practice facility 365 days a year.
The Cyclone Golf Performance Center includes the following:
- Four separate heated bays for year-round practice
- Teaching center equipped with V1 video analysis and high speed cameras
- Putting lab utilizing TOMI software
- Short game area for putting and chipping
- Pro turf hitting surfaces
- Golf-specific fitness equipment
Iowa State University has access to one of the nation’s truly outstanding on-campus collegiate golf courses and practice facilities. Conveniently located two blocks from the ISU campus, George Veenker Memorial Golf Course is a par-72 championship course which plays host to the Iowa Masters tournament annually.
Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Practice Area
Constructed in 1938, Veenker was designed by world-renowned golf course architect and designer Perry Maxwell, who erected championship courses Southern Hills (Tulsa, Okla.) and Prairie Dunes (Hutchinson, Kan.), as well as redesigning the seventh and 10th holes at Augusta National Golf Club in 1937.
Veenker Golf Course Quick Facts:
- Hosted 1949 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships
- Big Eight Women’s Conference Championship (1982, 1989)
- Annual site of the Iowa Masters Championship
- Rated as the sixth-best public golf course in the state of Iowa by Golf Digest
- Newly renovated bent grass fairways and greens in 2008
The practice area at Veenker offers players the opportunity to practice all aspects of their game and it was significantly enhanced in 2008 with the construction of a short game practice area exclusively designed for the men’s and women’s golf teams.
The Veenker practice facility includes the following:
- Cyclone Golf short game area
- Multiple teeing areas
- Practice bunkers
- Two putting greens
- Lighting for evening practice
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Lied Recreation Center
Iowa State track athletes train and compete in one of the finest indoor facilities in the world. Iowa State’s $13 million Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility complements Iowa State’s outdoor track complex. The combination gives Cyclones track athletes first-rate, year-round practice facilities. The Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility was the site of the 1998, 2000 and 2007 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships.
The indoor facility includes a 300-meter track with eight 42-inch lanes, making it the largest and one of the fastest indoor surfaces in the world. The polyurethane surface maximizes the power of the runner and the long straightaways and sweeping curves make the track a magnet for the finest runners. Over the summer of 1999 the track was resurfaced at a cost of over $600,000 with a mondo surface, showing ISU’s commitment to be the best in the nation.
There is portable seating for 2,000 spectators and excellent field event facilities. The facility includes four pole vault runways and two long jump/triple jump pits.
The facility also includes lockers, showers, sauna and steam rooms for Iowa State athletes and a state-of-the-art sports medicine center. ISU athletes utilize the large, modern training and fitness center, which enhances weight training and conditioning programs.
The Iowa State track program, which its proud record of national and conference championships teams, Olympic athletes and individual champions, is raised to even higher levels by the facility.
The Iowa State wrestling room also calls the second floor of the Lied Recreational Center home. The 6,500 square foot wrestling room has housed the tradition-rich Cyclone wrestling program since 1990
The world-class facility features three collegiate-sized wrestling mats as well as pull-up bars and climbing ropes.
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