Tuesday, May 17, 2011
WinStar Academy Selects aboutGolf PGA TOUR Simulator
(MAUMEE, OHIO) - aboutGolf, a world leader in indoor golf simulator technology, has recently installed two PGA TOUR Simulators at the prestigious WinStar Golf Academy in Thackerville, Okla.
aboutGolf's PGA TOUR Simulators will play a significant role in WinStar's unique teaching technique, which is comprised of seven disciplines including swing techniques and mindfulness training. Founded in 2008, WinStar focuses on principles that emphasize a player-development program of identifying and diagnosing root causes, versus simply treating symptoms.
To meet WinStar’s needs, aboutGolf installed PGA TOUR Simulators with 3Trak ball and club tracking technology to accurately capture ball flight and spin, aG Balance Pro to teach effective weight transfer and aG Flix video swing capture to assess a player's swing plane and timing. These functions, as well as club fitting data, customer data storage and uploaded lessons often require multiple vendor relationships.
“aboutGolf was the only simulator company with the technology and the comprehensive functionality to enhance our teaching intent,” says Buddy Fichera, General Manager, WinStar Golf Academy. “And aboutGolf offered the unique ability to highly customize our environments. We got the best technology and the most flexibility.”
WinStar and aboutGolf collaborated to design and install custom hitting bays that offer players the opportunity to swing toward either an indoor screen or an outdoor driving range. Regardless of whether the target is a screen or the range, each simulator has been calibrated to offer golfers the full benefit of aboutGolf technology.
“WinStar offers a compelling and unique approach to golf improvement and instruction,” says Bob Ryan, aboutGolf Chairman and CEO. “It is exciting to see innovative teaching programs fully leverage the range of data-driven feedback provided by aboutGolf technology.”