About Zollner Golf Course
Trine University′s Zollner Golf Course was established 1971 as a gift from Trine′s Board of Trustees. In 2012 Zollner was the proud host of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf National Championship, has been the site of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) golf championships, Indiana PGA Assistant Championships, Indiana PGA Junior Championships and Indiana Open qualifiers.
A few highlights through the years include:
- Front nine opened spring 1971 and back nine opened fall 1971.
- The first driving range consisted of hitting floating golf balls into a pond. The second driving range near Summit Street opened in the 1980's. The current driving range opened in 2009, and the artificial mat hitting area opened in 2010.
- Herman Keiser, former Masters champion, has played Zollner.
- Zollner hosted the TSU Golf Academy from 1972–1998.
- Zollner Hosted the NAIA Men′s National Tournament in 1987, 1990 and 1992, and the Pepsi Junior Tour for nine years.
- Zollner hosted the 2012 Division III Women's National Golf Championship.
- The Zollner Golf Course clubhouse was renamed the Wilber E. Witmer Clubhouse Oct. 1, 1999.
- Following the construction of the MTI Center in 2018, the Pro Shop was named the Ryan Pro Shop.
- Eric Fister, Walt Lilley, Mel Thomas, Bill SanGiacomo, Lori Stinson, Scott Alexander, Aaron Waltz,Jennifer Lymangood and Noah Warren have served as the Head Golf Professionals at Zollner. The current Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf Operations is Jon Busscher, PGA.