Boyd Golf Center
Perhaps no one is prouder of Georgia's golfing renaissance than one of its favorite sons, David Boyd.
Boyd, a native of Atlanta and a former Georgia All-American, has personified the notion of giving back to the program that invested so much in him as a collegian.
In the summer of 1996, Boyd spearheaded a major fund-raising drive — launching it with a major gift of his own — and Georgia's golfers have been reaping the rewards. In the fall of 1998, the Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs started honing their games on a private, state-of-the-art practice facility adjacent to the University of Georgia Golf Course. A few months later, both teams moved into the $600,000 Boyd Center, which includes posh locker rooms, spacious coaches offices, a lounge with a panoramic view of the UGA Golf Course's 18th green, club storage and repair areas, computer work stations and a kitchen.
Since the opening of the Boyd Center, both the Bulldogs (1999 and 2005) and the Lady Bulldogs (2001) have won national championships while combining for several SEC championships.
Adjacent to the Boyd Center are the practice facility and the UGA Golf Course. The $1.2 million practice area was christened in 1997 and features multiple tee boxes overlooking a range with numerous target greens, putting and wedge play areas and three practice bunkers.
In 2007, Georgia dedicated the Jack Lumpkin Indoor Practice Facility. Located on the players' range, the center allows the players to work on their games away from the elements. The facility also features video capabilities to help the players and coaches analyze swings, plus it provides plenty of storage space.