Texas Tech Red Raiders golf

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Texas Tech Red Raiders golf
Texas Tech Red Raiders golf athletic logo

University Texas Tech University
Conference Big 12
Location Lubbock, TX
Head Coach Men's: Greg Sands
Women's: JoJo Robertson
Course The Rawls Course
Par: 72
Yards: 7,207
Nickname Texas Tech Red Raiders
Colors Scarlet and Black

             

NCAA Team Appearance
Men: 1956, 1959, 1960, 1976, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014

Women: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Conference Champions
Men: 1936, 1937, 1939, 1955, 1959, 1971, 1996

The Texas Tech Red Raiders men's and women's golf teams represents Texas Tech University, often referred to as Texas Tech. The teams compete as members of the Big 12 Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Head coaches[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Gene Mitchell (1967-70 and 1981-83)
  • Danny Mason (1971-78)
  • Richard Whittenburg (1979-80)
  • Greg Reynolds (1984-85)
  • Tommy Wilson (1986-98)
  • Jeff Mitchell (1999-2000)
  • Greg Sands (2001-present)

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Women[edit]

  • Jay McClure (1977-90)
  • Jeff Mitchell (1990-2000)
  • Stacy Totman (2000-09)
  • JoJo Robertson (2010-present)

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Championships[edit]

Men[edit]

The Rawls Course[edit]

Main article: The Rawls Course

The Rawls Course, home of the Red Raiders golf teams, is located on the Texas Tech campus. Alumnus Jerry S. Rawls donated $8.6 million toward the total cost of approximately $15 million course. Completed in September 2003, the course features an 18-hole course, 60-acre (240,000 m2) driving range, pitching and chipping areas and an indoor facility containing three hitting bays. The Rawls Course was designed by Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan. Starting from just a cotton field, the course was created to imitate the land east and south of Lubbock, where the Great Plains suddenly begin falling into the valleys and canyons that lead to the Caprock region. Lubbock's strong prevailing winds figured prominently in the course's final design.[5] Both Golf Week and Turfnet magazines ranked The Rawls Course as the third best collegiate course in the United States. Golf Magazine ranked it as the second most affordable U.S. course and placed it twenty-third on their list of top 50 golf courses in the nation for $50 or less.[6]

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