Ohio State PGM Receives a Trackman for its Program

Jan. 10, 2020

The Ohio State University’s Professional Golf Management program is excited to announce the addition of a Trackman 4 to its program. This was made possible by the generous donation from the Hillsdale Foundation through William Price and Richard G. Smith III.  We appreciate their support and their commitment to helping our future golf professionals be successful.

Jacob O'Neill test the Trackman 2

This addition to the program will help in the classroom by training the students with the latest technology available in the golf industry.  The Trackman 4 will teach the students how to become better instructors, club fitters and help improve their own golf games.

Trackman 4 is a dual radar technology.  One radar system tracks everything the club does before, during, and after impact - from commonly known parameters like Club Path and Face Angle to Swing Direction and Spin Loft. The other radar system tracks the full ball flight - from launch to landing and everything in between; including Launch Angle, Spin Rate and curvature. Jacob O'Neill test the Trackman

The students are already utilizing this technology in our indoor facility during the winter months.  When asked about what it means to have the use of a Trackman, Del DeAngelis, a junior from Portland, Oregon stated “It allows us to get more precise data on our golf games which will help prepare us for the PGA’s Playing Ability Test and improve our overall golf game.”  Another student, Jacob O’Neill a senior from New Bremen, Ohio said “You can see the golf club and golf ball’s performance to help with our teaching knowledge and improve our future clients golf games when we begin our career.  This cutting edge technology will be around for a long time and is much needed to further our golf careers.”

Thank you again William and Richard for making this addition to the program a reality.  We look forward to warmer weather so our students can take our new technology to the golf course.