Golf Excellence Fund
Your support of the SDSU Men's and Women's Golf teams through both the Jackrabbit Club and our Excellence Fund is very important to the success of our programs. The Golf Excellence Fund identifies a list of needs above and beyond our traditional operating expenditures that will assist us as we strive to be a championship-level program in the both the Summit League and nationally.
With the combined dedication of our student-athletes, coaching staff, past letterwinners, and donors, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be able to compete at a high level. The objectives outlined below are specific to our needs and, if fulfilled, will aid in our quest of future Summit League championship titles.
Donations to the Golf Excellence Fund go to not only fulfilling our excellence fund initiatives, but to providing us with the necessary resources to recruit talented individuals and provide current student-athletes with a first-class Division I experience.
You will find a detailed listing of our excellence fund goals below. I hope that I can count on you to continue to elevate our program.
Casey VanDammeDirector of Golf
Golf Excellence Fund Initiatives
Additional Assistant Coach
Our goal is to have two coaches accompany each team for every tournament, while also having a coach in Brookings to work with the team that is not on the road competing. Currently, this is not feasible with having only two coaches. Hiring a 2nd assistant coach will allow us to best assist both our women’s and men’s teams during tournament play, while continuing to work with our athletes that are in Brookings practicing between tournaments.
Enhanced Travel Budget
The ability to play a high-level tournament schedule is imperative in competing for championships and providing our student-athletes a first-class experience, which is a program goal each and every year. Climate obviously dictates much of our schedule and requires us to travel great distances. Budget constraints cannot prohibit us from playing a competitive schedule. By enhancing our travel budget, we will continue to build a schedule that puts our program in position to consistently compete for championships.
Technology for Indoor Practice Facility
As we continue to elevate as a program, advanced swing-aid technology is essential for our players to improve their game and reach their full potential. Not only does this technology help our current student-athletes improve, but it also assists in recruiting efforts for our program.
Indoor Practice Facility Maintenance
Our new indoor practice facility is simply one of the best in the country; however, we need to raise funds to keep it a first-class venue long-term.