JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 1, 2005) - The Tri-Cities Branch of the Association of General Contractors of Tennessee recently awarded its 2004 Construction Project of the Year honor to the Warren-Greene Golf Center located on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
|From left to right, ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave Mullins, ETSU men's golf coach Fred Warren, Ken Ross of Ken Ross Architects, ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr., and Burleson Construction Company, Inc., President Tommy Burleson receive the award for 2004 Construction Project of the Year from the Tri-Cities Branch of the Association of General Contractors.|
The $2.4 million
"There's nothing like this facility on any other campus in the country," said Tommy Burleson, president of Burleson Construction. "The detail of this building is remarkable and we were glad to be associated with it."
Named in honor of longtime ETSU men's golf coach Fred Warren and ETSU golf supporter William B. Greene Jr., the site includes six target greens, two bent-grass greens (one for putting and one for short-game work), three tee areas, a fairway bunker and four greenside bunkers. The accompanying 3,000-square-foot, two-story building contains coaches' offices, meeting rooms, the Hal Morrison Hall of Fame room, players' lounge, two indoor hitting bays, and an observation deck.
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"This was truly a project that required partnerships," said ETSU President Dr. Paul E. Stanton Jr. "I especially appreciate the involvement of several community leaders in making this a reality. It's an example of what can be accomplished when the university and the local community work together."
"Because this award is given by our peers it means even more," Burleson said. "We've been doing this for 10 years and we've won it twice, so it is a special honor."
"We would not have the team we have today without this facility,"
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