Purdue University’s historic Ackerman Hills Course, formerly the South Course, recently underwent a renovation under the direction of world-renowned golf course architect Pete Dye and is almost ready to open. With approval from the Ackerman family, Purdue Athletics will soon request the course be renamed Ackerman-Allen Golf Course at an upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.
Earlier this week a group of dignitaries and key contributors, including the Shelby Materials team, christened the course with an inaugural round of golf. On June 4, 2016, John Purdue Club members who are participating in John Purdue Club Scholarship Day will play the course. Soon after, the course will be open to the general public.
The renovation was conceived by alumnus Jim Ackerman and Purdue director of golf Devon Brouse, and was made possible by major gifts from the Ackerman family as well as several other key contributors.
Upon reopening, the course will be included on the Pete Dye Trail, which presently consists of seven unique and challenging golf courses throughout Indiana, including Purdue’s Kampen Course. The Kampen Course hosted the 2003 NCAA Women’s Championships and the 2008 NCAA Men’s Championships.
Shelby Materials is proud to have provided the root zone and specialty golf course mix for this project. #BoilerUp
Pictured: (L to R) Jim Scott (Ackerman-Allen Golf Course Superintendent), Gregg Hebbe (VP), Aaron Haehl (CFO), Richard Haehl (Executive VP), John Horner (Human Resources Manager)