The Indoor Valis Family Learning Center at Pinecrest Golf Course has been honored by the Virginia Recreation and Park Society as the Best New Renovation/Addition in the Bricks and Mortar category for a population area greater than 200,000. The award was presented this month at the organization’s 64th Annual Conference in Tysons Corner, Virginia.
This project was designed with innovation in mind to replace outdated technology at Pinecrest. The Fairfax County Park Authority facility in Alexandria, Virginia, added a TrackMan Golf Simulator, one of the industry’s newest, enhanced simulators, that allows golfers to access 30+ data points on their swing and practice models to improve skills. It offers golfers the chance to play virtual rounds of golf regardless of the weather.
Longtime course user Wayne Valis’ love of Pinecrest, and his desire for future generations to learn golf, were essential components in the renovation. The Valis Family donated $25,000 through the Fairfax County Park Foundation for the TrackMan 4 Golf Simulator suite for year-round practice, rentals, events, leagues and programming. Additional renovations included convertible/enhanced space for special events and meetings.
The VRPS awards program honors individuals, departments and organizations throughout Virginia each year that have demonstrated excellence during the previous year in 14 different categories. Applications are judged by a jury of peers. The mission of VRPS is to unite all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks, and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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