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Murphy, Thomas H. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Vol. 73, Number 1 (Oct. 1971)

The University,   pp. 17-22


Page 20


  ities, the University of Wisconsin
  Foundation announced in August.
    The future boon for Wisconsin rec-
 reation was made possible with funds
 bequeathed for land purchase and
 development of the facilities by the
 late Dr. Harry Culver of Chicago and
 the late Carl E. Dietze of Milwau-
 kee. Both benefactors were "W" men
 and both were avid golfers, Robert
 B. Rennebohm, executive director of
 the foundation, pointed out.
    Rennebohm also said that through
 the joint gifts, the UW can now be-
 come the peer of other Big 10 schools
 and universities, all of which possess
 golf courses.
   The land is located on County
 Highway M approximately eight
 miles southwest of Madison.
   Rennebohm said selection of the
 site by the foundation with the assist-
 ance of a special administrative and
 faculty committee climaxes a search
 of several years for suitable acreage
 within easy driving distance of the
 Madison campus and extensive
 enough to accommodate the Univer-
 sity's long-range space needs.
   "This beautiful land, including
 Morse Pond, will permit us to de-
 velop an outstanding recreational and
 green area while we control the de-
 velopment which will surround it,"
 Rennebohm declared.
   It is expected that 350 to 400 acres
 of the total 580 will be used to con-
 struct the two championship courses,
 a three-hole teaching course for be-
 ginners, a driving range, and practice
 areas. Facilities for the Hoofers to
 conduct horseback riding, hiking, and
 archery are also contemplated, and
 the cross-country course will be the
 site for future inter-collegiate and
 high school meets.
   The balance of the land will be
carefully developed with special con-
cern for retaining the outstanding en-
vironmental qualities of the area. Sites
for homes and for a limited number
of service and commercial enterprises
will be available eventually, but only
after studies toward preserving the
green areas, woodlands, and Morse
Pond have been completed.
    Planning, possibly by George Fazio
 of Philadelphia, one of the nation's
 top golf course architects, is expected
 to get underway soon. Initial site
 preparation and construction would
 begin next spring, and if all goes
 according to schedule, play would
 begin on the completed courses dur-
 ing the 1973 season.
   Students, faculty, and staff will
 benefit mainly from the training and
 recreational facility, but alumni and
 other groups will be able to play there
 during periods of light use.
   "We are carrying out commitments
 made to two outstanding gentlemen
 while they were still alive and with
 the funds provided at their deaths,"
 Rennebohm pointed out. "The
 courses will be a most appropriate
 and liv in g memorial to both men.
 Further, while healthful recreational
 facilities are being provided, our
 priceless environment will be pre-
 served-and all without cost to the
 taxpayer."
   Members of the committee aiding
the foundation in selection of the
course site and course architect as
well as in reviewing the plans are:
Profs. James B. Bower, Frank J.
Remington, and Fritz Wegner; Uni-
versity architects and planners James
V. Edsall, Richard E. Tipple and
Robert S. Fox; Terence Linnihan of
the Hoofers; Athletic Director Elroy
Hirsch; UW Golf Coach Tom Ben-
nett; former coach John Jamieson;
  Arlie Mucks of the Wisconsin Alumni
  Association; and Rennebohm.
  Kids' Football Tickets
  Repriced For 'Freeze'
    President Nixon's price and wage
  freeze will affect the price of football
  tickets for high school students and
  children desiring to attend Wiscon-
  sin's 1971 home games.
    Prices for this season's tickets had
 been established at $2.00 per single
 game ticket and $10.00 for a season
 ticket. They are now available at the
 1970 price of $1.00 per single game
 and $6.00 for a season ticket.
    Patrons who have purchased the
 high school student or child ticket at
 the special season price of $10.00
 for the 1971 football season or pa-
 trons who have purchased tickets on
 an individual game basis at $2.00
 each may, upon request, obtain a
 refund of the overpayment.
 Voigt Named Freshman
 Cage Coach
   Ted Voigt, a major "W" winner
 on Wisconsin's 1966-67, 1967-68,
 and 1968-69 basketball teams has
 been named the school's freshman
 basketball coach by athletic director
 Elroy Hirsch.
   The 6'8" Voigt, who played prep
 basketball at East high school in
 Wauwatosa, has spent the past two
 seasons as an aide at WSU-Eau
 Claire while taking graduate work,
 and had accepted the job as head
 coach at Durand, Illinois high school
 for the coming year.
   Ted replaces Dave Vander Meulen
who moves up to varsity assistant to
head coach John Powless.
   Voigt played both forward and
center during his career at Wiscon-
sin and scored a career total of 177
points in 49 games including a single
game high of 15 against Arizona as
a sophomore. In the same year he
tossed in the winning basket in the
final seconds as Wisconsin defeated
Michigan 80-79 at Ann Arbor.
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Wisconsin A lumnus
1971 HOMECOMING
       November 6
    Special reunions for
  Classes of 1951, '56, '61
Football: Wis. vs Purdue
      C'mon home!


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