Golfers at Parish Episcopal School don’t have to travel far to work on their games.
The school has had a putting green on the western edge of its campus for more than five years, but last spring it was transformed into a full-scale facility to develop skills in everything from driving to chipping to putting.
“It’s a very special place for our campus,” said Parish golf coach Kimberly Self. “We’ve used it a lot.”
The 12,000-square-foot putting green was the brainchild of former Parish golfer Logan Klein, a 2009 graduate who designed it for his Eagle Scout project along with a collar for short chipping.
Last spring, the facility was reconditioned thanks to a private donation that allowed for new turf, two new putting holes, three tee boxes, and two hitting bays equipped with software for electronic swing analysis. In December, Parish officials dedicated the facility to Kip and Tiffiny Zimmerman, who provided the funding.
Self said golfers in Parish’s successful high school and middle school programs use the facility regularly, along with physical-education students.
“My middle school kids have really improved their short game. They really enjoy being out there,” Self said. “The kids can come out during their flex time and work on their swings. It’s really enhancing our program.”