Rendering of the Yestingsmeier Gold Center
Start: March 23, 2017 4 p.m.
End: March 23, 2017
Location: See PDF for location details
RSVP for the Groundbreaking

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Interim President Terry King and Athletic Director Mark Sandy host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Earl Yestingsmeier Golf Center. A reception will immediately follow.

The ceremony will take place north of Bethel Avenue between the Alumni Center and Northside Middle School. Download event and parking map (PDF).

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to the Office of the President. Call 765-285-6555 or email

About Yestingsmeier

Earl Yestingsmeier, ’55 MA ’58, was an exceptional supporter of Ball State University and the patriarch of Ball State golf for more than 50 years. He spent his entire professional career working for his alma mater. He started as sports information director in 1959 and became golf coach in 1963. Yestingsmeier coached the Ball State men’s golf team for 36 years until his retirement in 1998, spending 31 of those years in a dual role as the university’s sports information director.

As a coach, Yestingsmeier led the Cardinals to 107 tournament titles and 11 NCAA tournament appearances. For his success, he was inducted into the Ball State Athletics, Golf Coaches Association, and Indiana Golf halls of fame. His legacy continues as more than 90 percent of Ball State golfers graduated during his tenure and 11 of them were named All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He remained one of Ball State’s biggest fans until his passing in January 2014.