David Toms Opens Teaching Academy
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/9/13
Louisiana native David Toms, who won the 2001 PGA Championship in Atlanta, has opened the David Toms Academy in Shreveport. Working with architect Jim Lipe, Toms seems to have thought of almost every situation golfers face in tournament conditions — and they decided to try to replicate those settings at this 60-acre facility.
The academy includes these carefully-designed features:
Construction was supported by the David Toms Foundation, which also supports 28 charities and non-profit organizations.
In the design and construction of this practice facility, which had to be carefully fitted into an oddly-shaped piece of land, David Toms and Jim Lipe might possibly have created the template for the ideal teaching and practice center.
Here's hoping that success on Academy Drive in Shreveport breeds success elsewhere.
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Kurt the Knife says:
Wow. That looks pretty cool. Imagine repeatedly practicing a par-5 on grass instead of thumping off a plastic mat.
I took a look at the Ledbetter academy at Wailea and the Kapalua (Hale Irwin design) academy during our recent visit in Hawaii. Both look like world class facilities though I only toured them.
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