Governors State University’s Golf Teams Have an Official Home

Five-year agreement with University Golf Club will benefit entire GSU community

University Park, IL –(ENEWSPF)—November 14, 2014. The growing Governors State University athletics program announced today an agreement with University Golf Club, making it the official home facility for GSU’s Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Beginning with the 2015 golf season, GSU will host collegiate tournaments at the Golf Club, along with team practices.

“As the new golf coach at GSU I am so proud to be a part of the University Park Golf Club family. The Club has a long history of commitment to students and young adults. I personally look forward to working with Golf Pro Paul Blockoms and his fine staff. The University Golf Club will be a great host for our men’s and women’s program,” said GSU Golf Coach Craig Bowen. 

University students, faculty and staff who have GSU Recreation and Fitness memberships will benefit from the agreement as well, with access to the course on weekdays and available tee times on weekends and holidays after 11 a.m.

“The GSU Golf Team will become champions on the University Park golf course.  GSU faculty, staff and students will benefit from the recreational opportunities in the agreement.  Overall, the signing represents a win/win for both town and gown,” said Governors State University President Elaine P. Maimon.

“I envision the partnership between Governors State University and The Village of University Park Golf Club creating a stronger relationship in years to come. This partnership will flourish by further increasing the importance of continued education in our community.  While the game of golf will provide the students of Governors State University another recreational tool to enhance their lifelong abilities, there is nothing like golf to sharpen your concentration skills,” said PGA Member Paul Blockoms who is General Manager and Head Golf Professional of the University Park Golf Club.

The University Park Golf Club offers elevated tees, rolling fairways and water, which come into play on nine of the holes. Highlights include a 623-yard par 5 and the course’s signature 17th hole, a difficult par 3 over water.

Governors State University was founded in 1969 as an upper division university. Today, as a four-year university, more than 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students choose from 64 degree and 24 certificate programs that prepare them for success in business, industry, healthcare, the arts and education. GSU is a public university located 40 miles south of Chicago in University Park, IL offering the most affordable undergraduate tuition in the state. GSU is committed to embracing diversity and academic excellence.