Feb. 16, 2010 - WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman has announced that the new on-campus golf leaning center will be named in honor of current women's head golf coach Dianne Dailey. The Dianne Dailey Golf Learning Center will be dedicated in a formal ceremony on Saturday, May 1.
The Golf Learning Center will feature five heated hitting bays along with a state-of-the-art V1 filming system and the newest TrackMan technology. Up to five players can practice at the same time in the hitting bays. The Golf Learning Center will also house an indoor putting room with the latest TOMI video system. The center is the focal point of the newly redesigned Wake Forest Golf Complex.
Over the last 22 years, Dailey has built the Wake Forest women's golf program into the perennial power it is today. She has guided the Deacons to three ACC Titles and a total of 12 NCAA Championship appearances. Dailey has also coached 10 All-Americans, four ACC individual champions and has been named ACC Coach of the Year three times.
Dailey came to Wake Forest in 1988 after a successful career on the LPGA Tour. She served for 11 years as both the women's golf coach and the Senior Women's Administrator for the athletic department. In September of 1999, she stepped out of the administrative role to dedicate her full attention to the golf program.
In 2001, Dailey was named the LPGA Coach of the Year and was also inducted in the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame. She has served as the president of the NGCA as well as a chairman of the NCAA Golf Committee, heading up the NCAA Championships and setting policies for collegiate golf.
The learning center is in the final stages of construction and will be ready for use by mid-March.
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