The closest most of us will in all probability get to the famed island inexperienced on the 17th gap at TPC Sawgrass is the EA Sports PGA Tour game from 2015, however in the event you’ve bought the cash for a dream golf trip on the posh resort, you’ll discover an array of state-of-the-art know-how within the PGA Tour’s Performance Center that can assist enhance your recreation.
“We use the technology — Trackman, Foresight’s GC Quad system, V1 Pro computer software, high-speed video, hitting vests, balance plates, etc. — to assess where they are with the game and how their body functions during a swing, and to quantify how to improve their game,” Todd Anderson, PGA teacher, told Forbes. “We don’t have tech that’s different than everyone else, but it’s how we assess a golfer and apply that to help them improve their game that’s unique.”
Previously solely out there to tour professionals, these high-tech assessments assist with clubfitting and individualized educating tailor-made to a particular golfer’s wants. Golfing resorts across the nation are embracing the most recent tech educating instruments and incorporating them into their resort packages.
“When they go to high-level performance centers like ours, they expect them to have the latest technology there,” added Anderson. “It comes with the territory and is becoming a larger part of how resorts bill their destination.”
The Sawgrass resort even features a tech-heavy placing facility to assist golfers learn to learn greens higher. The Quintic ball roll software program makes use of a high-speed digital camera, monitoring the putter throughout impression and ball motion afterwards.
Once you get out on the course, there are a whole bunch of high-tech gadgets you may take together with you to offer details about the course or provide feedback in your recreation. There are electric scooters you may experience as an alternative of carts, and even driverless carts that follow you around the course. You can use GPS devices to plan your pictures, or range-finding wearables that let you know how far you might be from the opening. You can even don wearable sensors to trace and analyze your swing, or smart golf balls that let you know while you’ve hit it appropriately.
So far, there’s no gadget that can robotically shout “Noonan!” when your opponent traces up for a putt, nonetheless. You’ll have to try this one by yourself.