Construction ready to start on Furman golf center.

Furman University's REK Complex will undergo a two-phase expansion and upgrade including an indoor golf training facility funded 100% by $800,000 from donors.

Construction on the facility, called the Davis Faxon Training Facility after Cindy Davis and Brad Faxon, former Paladin golfers and lead donors, will begin this fall, according to a news release. The center, expected to be finished in early spring 2021, will feature six hitting stations in three covered bays, an indoor putting studio, club repair shop and workout area.

The school hopes the center will attract elite talent from across the country.

"We are so grateful for the generosity of Cindy, Brad, and many others who stepped up to ensure that Furman has one of the best facilities in the country," Jeff Hull, head golf coach for Furman's women's team, said in the release. "Our outdoor training space is regarded as one of the best in the country. The renovation of the existing REK building, as well as the new Davis Faxon Training Facility, will celebrate our great past while creating an environment for continued development well into the future."

The second phase of the renovation, pending additional donations, will revamp locker rooms and office suites and create a team meeting room with a study space and kitchen for students, the release said.

"This will be a facility that the students will be able to utilize year-round to help reach their potential," Matt Davidson, head coach for the men's team, said in the release...

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