Golf Analysis Equipment
GTRC is equipped with some of the most advanced tools and technologies available to the golf industry. It boasts an 8-camera Qualisys motion capture system, a three dimensional Doppler radar ball-flight machine that predicts the trajectory and distance of the ball, a putting green, and club-fitting equipment. Being indoors, practice and learning becomes a year-round possibility.
In addition to player development and instruction, the Penn State Golf Teaching and Research Center is dedicated to conducting relevant research that focuses on improving player performance. By combining university resources (PGA Golf Management program, Department of Kinesiology, and Penn State Athletics) with golf industry leaders, they are able to collaborate on innovative research projects and product testing.
The Qualisys Golf Performance Web Report drives the educational component to their practice and research. The facility utilizes resources from multiple departments, including the areas of Biomechanics as well as Player Development and Coaching. The program allows both players and instructors to interact with each other based on the result-driven coursework. It offers its students a new perspective on golf and golf instruction giving them an advantage once graduated
“The equipment in the Golf Teaching and Research Center is more advanced than most other teaching institutions right now, which will give students a real advantage when they graduate.”
Eric Handley, Director of the Golf Teaching and Research Center.