Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center Now Open For Student, Staff and Public Use


A yr-spherical possibility to increase abilities and experience golf is actually to be had in West Michigan, with the hole of the Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center at Ferris State University’s Katke Golf Course.

The nine,500 rectangular-foot -story, $3.5 million facilities become showcased in a Thursday, Feb. 28 spacious residence for college personnel. Associate Vice President for Auxiliary
Enterprises Ferris State UniversityGheretta Harris stated that with its array of four TrackMan golfing simulators, the center is placed as one of the top 5 facilities in the United States regarding virtual play presentation.

“We are enthusiastic about entering the manner of ways excellent to provide character, event, and league play at the TrackMan units,” Harris said. “With 39 alternatives, simulating genuine gameplay on some of the most well-known guides within the international, we’re certain that the Janke Golf Learning Center will be a destination for golfers, from local to social or for the most critical participant.”


The facility consists of 3 heated indoor hitting bays, which can be opened to the nearby exercise vicinity of Katke Golf Course. An indoor setting green is available for player exercise and practice. The middle is an aid for the college’s guys and women’s golfing teams once they return from spring damage competitions throughout March in Florida and Kentucky.

Ferris’ Professional Golf Association Golf Management software continues its courting with the PGA of America. The affiliation’s 1975 sanctioning of Ferris’ diploma software was
the first for any college in the kingdom. Katke worker Jayson Howell, a junior from Lansing who transferred to Ferris looking for the Bachelor of Science in PGAGM, stated that probably the greatest centers within the Janke Golf Learning Center will be a formidable asset for his classmates and all golfers who take the possibility to visit.

“No one can top the extent of simulation we get to experience here,” Howell said. “The marriage of era will help us preserve our games robust in any season. I consider it enables to make the pinnacle PGAGM software inside the nation even higher, and my classmates are searching forward to their chances to utilize this, knowing what all of us have available to us on this center.”

The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, which Janke based in 1982, found its permanent home at Ferris State University in 2013. The series of plaques, snapshots, and memorabilia honoring more than 120 MGHOF inductees could be displayed inside the Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center. Formal ceremonies to commemorate the middle’s beginning are being deliberate at some stage in the weekend of June 1-2, while the 2019 MGHOF class will be inducted.

Center hours in the Spring 2019 semester are Monday, 12 to 7 p.M., Tuesday thru Thursday, 10 a.M. To 7 p.M., Friday and Saturday 10 a.M. To eight p.M., and 10 a.M. To a few p.M. On Sunday.