St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 4, 2018 – As cold temperatures have taken hold in the St. Louis region, the Washington University in St. Louis Women's Golf Team is enjoying a new way to train for their spring season.
Recently opened, the Looby Golf Training Center, conveniently situated within the Athletic Complex, is providing a valuable practice resource to WashU's women's golf student-athletes.
The training center, made possible by current parents Katherine and Peter Looby, MD '90, features a state-of-the-art golf simulator and the latest in golf swing technology. It offers student-athletes an opportunity to hone their skills and analyze their personal game regardless of weather conditions, while fostering their competitive development.
The gift from the Looby family further establishes WashU's Women's Golf program as a premier Division III program in the country.
"Peter and Katherine's generosity represents a commitment to our women's golf student-athletes and is one that positions the program for long-term success," said Anthony J. Azama, Director of Athletics. "We are thankful for the Looby family and their belief in our mission to enhance the experience of our talented student-athletes."
"We are extremely grateful to Peter and Katherine. Their incredible support provides a year-round solution for our student-athletes to keep their games in shape, which allows us to remain competitive in the months it's most challenging to train outside," said Mary Swanson, Head Women's Golf Coach. "With the addition of the Looby Golf Training Center, we continue to elevate the resources of our program, providing what our current student-athletes need and what our recruits are seeking. This space is a game changer for our program in many ways."
The Loobys, who are both avid golfers, are committed to elevating opportunities for women within the sport. "It's an honor and a privilege for Katherine and me to help provide the amazing student-athletes at WashU a safe and comfortable indoor space to practice and hone their skills," shared Peter. "Golf is a passion for us, and we are fortunate to be able to share our love of the game with the WashU community."