Practicing in Albertsons Stadium: How Boise State golf competes during winter

Boise State's men's and women's golf teams will be taking over what was once the school's wrestling room. (Photo courtesy: Boise State)

Football season will be here before we know it, but right now the Albertsons Stadium concourse is quiet.

Except for two small rooms that you could easily walk right by without noticing.

That is where the Boise State men’s and women’s golf teams practice when area courses are deemed unplayable.

One room houses a video-simulation screen that only one golfer can use at a time. The other room has a putting green.

“It’s like a free for all over there,” men’s head coach Dan Potter said about the green.

“Anytime I want, this facility is open to use,” said sophomore golfer Skyler Eubank.

Eubank said he was in there a few times before winning the Desert Classic in California on Feb. 24. The Broncos, as a team, finished in second place.

“Our team is motivated. We know we can play with the best now,” he said.

But now it is time for a change.

“We are probably the only team that doesn’t have our own locker room,” Potter said.

Boise State is upgrading the Broncos. They are taking over the room used by the wrestling team – which no longer exists. Drafts show the facility having two video screens and two putting greens, along with meeting rooms.

The Broncos only use the indoor rooms when they must, because it’s important to play in the winter elements.

“A lot of people complain about wind but we play in snow,” Eubank said.

“It’s easy to flip the switch and play in short sleeves and nice grass,” Potter said.

The Bronco’s men’s team plays at the Bandon Intercollegiate in Oregon on Sunday, March 10. The women’s team plays at the Entrada Classic in Utah on Monday, March 11.

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