Golf Programs Dedicate New Practice Facility

Sept. 27, 2009

CORVALLIS - The Oregon State men's and women's golf teams were joined by Don and Grace Archer at the new Dennis Lee Archer Practice Facility at the Trysting Tree Golf Club for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sunday afternoon.

'I'm very grateful for the wonderful support of Don and Grace Archer,' head men's golf coach Brian Watts said. 'The Archer's have provided a fantastic opportunity for the golf programs at Oregon State. I'm thankful and appreciative of the graciousness they've shown us. It has been a wonderful experience to get to know the Archer's better as they've joined our family, Beaver Nation.'

The Archer's, who donated the practice facility, were joined by family and friends, along with the OSU golfers, as they celebrated the opening of the facility. The Dennis Lee Archer Practice Facility is a 4,000-square foot putting green with a bunker and five teeing areas and is located at the entrance to Trysting Tree Golf Club.

'This is a very, very special day for us,' Don Archer said. 'Dennis had a love for Oregon State and he had a love for golf. Dennis always wanted to do something for Oregon State and we're just trying to follow his wishes.'

The Beavers host the Giustina Memorial Classic beginning tomorrow (Sept. 28) at Trysting Tree Golf Club. The 10-team tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. Admission to the tournament is free.

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