The Raymond Center and Harry Mikhitarian Golf Training Facility
Siena College broke ground on a new indoor golf training facility in the summer of 2009. The Raymond Center and Harry Mikhitarian Golf Training Facility was completed in early 2010 and houses several state-of-the-art training aides for Siena's golfers. On May 14, 2010, Siena College President Fr. Kevin Mullen O.F.M. officially opened the facility with Ken Raymond and Mrs. Mikhitarian cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
The facility features a custom putting green, as well as an indoor driving range and a swing/video analysis center. Siena's golfers make use of a personal club room as well as a player lounge and the facility includes coaches' offices and a club storage area. The Raymond Center and Harry Mikhitarian Golf Training Facility have already bolstered Siena's already flourishing golf programs.
Through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Raymond, the family of Mr. Harry Mikhitarian, and First Columbia, this exciting new addition to the Siena campus began taking shape during the summer of 2009.
Siena's golf teams have been at the forefront of Siena's academic and athletic success. By having 14 athletes named as Academic All-Americans over the past three years, the men's and women's programs continue to demonstrate the true meaning of "student-athlete". The women have won 13 of the past 14 MAAC Championships, while the men have won two recent MAAC Championships advancing to the NCAA tournament in 2006 and 2007.
The Raymond Center promises to be a signature building on the Siena campus. The custom designed indoor putting green, driving range, and video analysis area will allow the teams to better prepare year-round while the players' lounge, coaches' office and club storage area will assist players and coaches with recruiting and daily operations.
Important naming opportunities remain available at all levels. Those interested in taking a leadership role in the creation of The Raymond Center and the Harry Mikhitarian Golf Training Facility can contact Siena athletics at 518-783-2450.